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REYNOLDS HISTORICAL 
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Texas Library and Histo rical CommlssiQii- 
THE STATE LIBRARY 



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SECOND mENNIAL REPORT 
1911-1912 



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The legislature may, from time to time, make appropriations for pre- 
serving and perpetuating memorials of the history of Texas, by means 
of monuments, statues, paintings and documents of historical value. — 
Constitution of Texas, Article 16, Section 39. 

If sJiall hr the duty of the legislature to provide for collecting, arrang- 
ing and safely keeping such records, rolls, correspondence, and other 
documents, civil and military, relating to the history of Texas, as may 
he now in possession of parties willing to confide them to the care and 
preservation of the State. — Constitution of Te.vas, Article 16, Section J^o. 






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CONTENTS. 



Part I. 



The Commissioners 5 

State Libran- Staff 5 

Report of tlie Library Commissioners. 

Duties of the Commission 7 

Summary of the Commission's proceedings 7 

Appropriations recommended for next biennium 8 

Comment on appropriations 9 

State Library. 

Salaries '. 10 

Gathering historical data 10 

Legislative Eeference Division. 

Salaries 10 

For conducting the work 10 

Division of Library Extension. 

Salary '. * 11 

Books for traveling school libraries 11 

Miscellaneous Items. 

Publishing archives 12 

Copying rolls of Confederate soldiers 12 

Purchasing portrait of ]\[ilam, etc 12 

Shelving 12 

Tribute to Walter Tips 12 

Keport of the State Librarian. 

I. The State Library 13 

Important Accessions. 

Books 13 

Newspapers' l-t 

^lanuscripts l-t 

Portraits 16 

Cataloguing 1^) 

Archivist's report IT 

Printing the Archives of Texas 18 

Binding 1^^ 

Exchanges 1^^ 

Shelving 1^ 

Additional room needed 19 

II. Legislative Reference Division. 

The problem 20 

Organization 20 

Work done 20 

Vertical file 21 

* Exchange of bilU with other States 21 

Publication- 21 

Use 22 



4 Contents 

Bill index 22 

When the Legislature is not in session 22 

Natural Lines of Development. 

Means for acquisition of material 23 

Facilities for handling material 23 

Catalogue of resources on hand 23 

Exchange service with other States 23 

Index to bills of Texas Legislatures 23 

New Lines of Work Suggested by Other States. 

Index to Texas documents 24 

Compilation of Governors' messages 24 

. Publication of bulletins 24 

Bill drafting 24 

Results appreciated ,: 24 

III. Library extension 25 

Appendices. 

1. Secret joint resolution on the subject of establishing amic- 

able relations with Mexico, approved December 21, 1839 26 

2. Transcripts from the British. Public Eecord Office 27 

3. Transcripts from the Archives of ]\rexico. 

a. ■ Secretaria de Fomento 46 

b. Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores 52 

e. Archivo del Gobierno, Saltillo. '. 57 

4. Periodicals and Xewspapers Peeeived. 

a. Periodicals G4 

b. Insurance journals 65 

c. Library and Library Commission publications 6G 

d. Texas newspapers 67 

5. Principal gifts 69 

6. Exhibit of receipts and expenditures 7 

Part II. 

CALENDAR OF THE :\riR-\_REAU BUONAPARTE LA:MAR PAPERS. 



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THE CO]\rMISSIONEES 

Eugene C. Barker, Austin, Chairman. 
Mbs. Joseph B. Dibrell, Segiiin. 
Mrs. Joseph D. Sayers, Austin. 
Walter Tips,* Austin. 
Hugh N. Fitzgerald/ Dallas. 
F. M. Bralley, iiustin. 

STATE LTBEAPtY STAFF 

Ernest W. Winkler, State Librarian and ex-officio Secretary of the 

Library and Historical Commission. 
John B. Kaiser, f Assistant Librarian in charge of the Legislative Eei- 

erence Section. 
OcTAViA F. Egg AN, + Assistant Librarian and Cataloguer- 
Elizabeth H. West, Archivist. 
E. SwiEDOM, Porter. 



•Hon. Walter Tips died April 20. 1911. :Mr. Hugh X. Fit/gerald was ap- 
poiiitod to fill the vacancy on the Coniniission. 

tMr. Kaiser resigned Septonil)er 20, 1011. Miss Rogan bogan work OctolRT 1, 
1011. 



REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS 



His Excellency, Hon. 0. B. Colquitt, Governor of Texas. 

Dear Sir: In obedience to Article oCm, Eevised Civil Statutes, 1911, 
we have the honor to submit to you the second biennial report of the 
Library and Historical Commission. 

DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION. 

The law governing the Library and Historical Commission may be 
summarized as follows : 

(1) To control and administer the State Library. 

(2) To encourage historical work and research. 

(3) To collect, classify and publish the historical archives. 

(4) To aid those studying the problems to be dealt with by legis- 
lation. 

(5) To aid and encourage libraries, and 

(6) To have conducted library institutes. 
This comprehensive statute combines the several different forms of 

State Library work under one administrative board. Owing to want of 
funds, some of tJie lines of work marked out for the Commission have 
not been touched. A brief statement of work accomplished during the 
past biennium will be found in the summary of the Commission's pro- 
ceedings and in the Report of the State Librarian transmitted herewith. 
\ Particular attention is directed to the estimate' of appro})riations 

(pages S-9) recommended for the next two years. 

SUMMARY OF THE COMMISSION'S PROCEEDIXGS. 

Four meetings of the Library and Historical Commission were held 
during the period covered by this report. The last meeting of the retir- 
ing Commissioners met Decembes 8, 1910. An order was placed for a 
set of the 11th edition of the Encj/clopaedia Britannica, and the [uiblica- 
tion of Bulletin Xo. 1 of the Legislative Reference Section was author- 
ized. 

The new Commissioners held their first meeting February '?, 1011. 
Permanent organization was effected; the various standing committees 
were appointed : and the staff of the State Library elected. A committee 
was also appointed to look after the appropriations asked for the next 
biennium. 

At the meeting on Septemi)er 10, 1011, the resignation of 'Mv. John 
B. Kaiser was accepted. ^liss Octavia F. Bogan, of the Boseuberg 
Library. Oalvestnn, was elected Assistant Librarian and Cataloguer. 
Miss Elizabeth IL \Vi>st, ol' the Division of ^Ianus(ri[)ts in tlie Library 
of ('ougr.'-s, was elorted Archivi>t. The third Thursday in March w.is 
d">igiuited as the date lor tlie annual nu'cting ot* the Commission, re- 
<|uired by law. 

Xo (|U*oruin being ])resent on ^Earch '21st. tlu^ n\Lrular annual nu'cting 
was held Mart-h 'H, VM'L K(>solutions on the dentli of Hon. Walter 
Ti[is were }»resfntfd bv the c(unniitte<' a})i)ointod at a former inet^ting. 



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Texas Library and Historical Commissiox 



Rules supplementary to tliose in force were submitted by the book com- 
mittee and approved. The publication of the volume of archives was 
carefully considered, and the Journal of the Secession Convention of 
Texas, witli related documents, was selected. The Commission voted to 
unite with the Texas State Historical Association in a petition to the 
senators and representatives in congress from Texas requesting proper 
administration and a modern archive building for the records of the 
federal government. A resolution was adopted inviting the co-opera- 
tion of the University of Texas in establishing and maintaining the 
efficiency of the legislative reference division in the State Library. 
The University authorities have generously acceded to this request in 
a very liberal manner. 

At a meeting of the Executive Committee on August 16, 1912, orders 
were placed for additional shelving for the State Library. 

Budget of the Library and Historical Commission for the 
BiENNiuM Ending August 31, 1915. 



State Library. 



Salary of State Librarian. . . 

Salary of Cataloguer 

Salary of Archivist 

Salary of Stenographer 

Salary of General Assistant. . 

Books for State Library 

Gathering historical data . . . . 
Subscription to newspapers 

periodicals. 

and repair 



Asked for next 
biennium, 
1913-1915. 

2,000 



and 



Binding 



1,200 
1,200 
1,000 
720 
1,000 
1,000 

300 

500 



$ 2,000 
1,200 
1,200 
1,000 
720 
1,000 
1,000 

300 
500 



, $ 8,920 $ 8,920 
Legislative Reference Division. 

Salary of Legislative Reference 

Librarian $1,500 $1,500 

Salary of stenographer 1,000 1,000 

Conductinir the TvCgislative Eefer- 

ence Division 3,000 5,000 



$ 5,500 $ 7,500 
Division of Library Extension. 

Salary of Assistant in charge of 

Library extension ".....$ L2(H) .$ 1,200 

Books for traveling school libraries -}-,OiH) 6,000 



Appropriated for 

present bien- 
nium, 1911-1913. 



i 1,500 

1,200 

1,200 

*1,000 

480 

800 

700 

250 
400 



1,500 

1,200 

1,200 

= 1,000 

480 

800 

700 

250 

400 



7,530 $ 7,530 



Items marked with an ast^'risk were vt'tood. 



Second Biexxial Repoet 9 

Asked for next Appropriated for 

bienniuin, present bien- 

1913-1915. nium, 1911-1913. 

Cases for traveling libraries, travel- 
ing expenses of assistant, lantern 

and lantern slides 500 500 

Collecting and disseminating in- 
formation about public libraries, 
including publication of a bul- 
letin 250 250 $ *200 $ *200 

Traveling expenses of State Li- 
brarian *100 *100 



$ 5,950 $ 7,950 $ 300 $ 300 

Miscellaneous Items. 

Stationery, library supplies, post- 
age, express, freight $ 750 $750 $ 300 $ 300 

Preparing for press, printing and 
binding two volumes of archives, 
to be spent in two years 2,000 1,500 

Copying rolls of Confederate sol- 
diers from Texas on file in U. S. 
War Department, to be spent in 
two years 6,000 

Mending flags in State Library, to 

be spent in two years 300 

Purchase of portraits of Ben Milam 
and P. W. Grayson, and marble 
busts of Memucan Hunt and 
Gustav Schleicher 500 1,000 

Shelving for books and newspapers, 
office and reading room furni- 
ture, electrical wiring, etc 3,000 3,000 1,500 *2,000 

Fire extinguishers 150 

Linoleum or cork carpet 500 

Telephone rent 48 48 48 48 

Contingent expenses 200 200 200 100 



$13,198 $ 5,748 $ 3,748 $ 2J^\S 

Total $33,568 $30,118 $11,478 $10,3:8 

Grand total ^^:^,Q,^(^ $21,856 

com:n[lxt ox the appropkiatioxs 
^^hdc Lihnini 

Salari/ of Slate Lihniriaii. — The recomnuMKhition for an increase made 
in tlie First Biennial KV'[)ort is renewed. The work of the State Library 

•Items marked with an asterisk were vetoed. 



10 Texas Library axd Historical Commissiox 

has grown rapidly in extent and importanee, as an examination of this 
report will show. 

Salari/ of General A.'isistant. — The State Lihrarv does not need a 
porter, Init it does need a general assistant ahle to do difficult tasks 
accurately without much supervision. Information, intelligence, relia- 
bility are prerequisites. 

Gathering Historicnl Data. — During the past year the State Lihrary 
and the Universities of Texas and California co-operated in having tran- 
scripts made of historical documents in the archives of Mexico. Each 
party paid one-third of the expense. Since three typewritten copies can 
be made for very nearly the price of one, the economy and desirability 
of such an arrangement is apparent. The increase asked for in this 
appropriation will enable the State Library to continue to participate in 
sueh an arrangement. 

Legislative Reference Division 

This is the first time a separate appropriation is asked for this division 
of the State Library's work. The work is new in Texas. An effort was 
made to carry it on during the Thirty-second Legislature with the reg- 
ular library staff. Experience showed that unless the library staff was 
increased it would be impossible to continue this line of work. Through 
the generous co-operation of the University of Texas two persons have 
been furnished for this work during the session of the Thirty-third Legis- 
lature. But still the work is greatly handicapped- for want of help and 
funds. 

Before this session of the Legislature adjourns, every member will 
have experienced the need of accurate special information upon topics on 
which he will have to act. Such data never comes to hand ready made. 
But since it is necessary to legislation, some State agency should pro- 
vide it. The Legislative Reference Division is sucli an agency. It is to 
the interest of all the people to promote good, intelligent legislation. 
The Legislature should provide for the systematic collection and organi- 
zation of the facts upon which its acts are to be based. 

Salan/ of Legislative Referenee Librarian. — To conduct the work of 
this division along intelligent and etficient lines, a very competent man 
will be required, and the salary asked is the lowest that will secure such 
a person. In other States the salarv ranges from ^loOO to $oOOO. 

i^aJary of StenograpJirr. — Tlie necessity for a stenogi'apher need not be 
argued to i>usiness men. The success of this work depends upon the 
volume of correspondence, compilation, copying, etc.. it can handle 
promptlv. During the session of the Legislature, and several months 
before, the number of stenographers and lesearch assistants will have to 
be increased very considerably. 

For Condneling. the Legislative Referenee Dirixion. — The material 
required for this work is sometimes ditVirult to ol.rain, and even more 
difficult to administer. Numerous copie.- of pamphK'ts, magazines, r(^- 
ports, etc.. will lie re(|uii'<'(l. The luirdiMM" of thi> material does not 
properlv lu'long to the fund set apart for thr pui-eh;i>»" of books. Books 
are permanent acMpiisitions, and can \n' readily eheeked up. The mate- 
rial for legislative reference um> i.-^ more or le>s temporary: the verv latest 
su[)ersedini,^ anvtliing of earlier date. 'I'he pur( ha^-d material must fre- 
quently be"^ i>ut in usable form. The legi>lati\e reference librarian of 



Second Bikxxial Eepout 11 

Indiana recently said: ''In a short experience of four years, I think, 
outside of those references to legal works, to law periodicals and law 
books, we have not been able to do one-tenth of our work from hooks or 
from published materials. ]\Iost of the work, tlie real work, which has 
been done by the legislative reference department has been done through 
work which we have prepared, which we have drawn off from the general 
material scattered here and there in obscure sources and from letters 
which we have written to experts outside. I say scarcelv one-tenth, and 
I do not know hut that is too liberal ; one-tenth of the questions we have 
been able to answer from published material." (Special Libraries, Sep- 
tember, 1912, page 147.) The legislative reference library is distinctly 
for the use of persons who do things. To make the facts collected avail- 
able, the publication of bulletins will have to supplement the work of the 
stenographers. 

Division of Library Extension 

While one of the reasons for establishing the Library and Historical 
Commission was to encourage the establishment of libraries throughout 
the State, the Commission has never had funds with which to carry on 
this work. There was never greater need for this work nor better oppor- 
tunity for doing good than at the present time. 

There are fifty cities in Texas having a population of 4000 or over; 
less than half of these cities have free public libraries. 

The State contributes to the maintenance of about thirty institutional 
libraries. Some of these libraries need attention very much; proper 
guidance would do much good. 

During the scholastic year 1910-11 there were 9043 white country 
schools, and 54(5 inde}jendent school districts with 150 or more scholastics. 
Sixty-nine counties re{)orted not one volume in school libraries: 15 re- 
ported less than 50 volumes per county; oQ reported having between 50 
and 150 volumes per county. Every one of these 120 counties had in- 
sutficient facilities in the way of school libraries, and many of the schools 
in the counties reporting a larger total number of books were likewise 
handicapped. 

One expects better conditions in the towns and cities, but 112 inde- 
pendent districts reported no library; 74 reported less tlian 50 volumes 
per district: 98 reported having between 50 and 150 volumes per district. 
The library facilities in over half of the independent school districts do 
not e([ual one book per child. 

Salary of Assistant in Char//e of Library Extension. — A trained ])erson 
with experience in school and library work, with model srhool libraries, 
with a lantern and the neces-ary views, could do a great deal to awaken 
the people to tin; advantages of ])ropcr library facilities in city and 
school, liy visiting ti^achers' institute.-, cities where library eanipaigns 
are Ix'ing planned, I)y vi>iting the lilirai-ies of thi> State institutions 
where help i.> needed, bv puMi.-hing a >niall bulletin, and in many other 
wavs, this person couhl do niueh to benetit the State. 

Hooks for LranliiKj Scliool Libraries. — As the schools are, perhaps, in 
greate-t need of aid from the Stat<', an ap{»rnpriati()n for books for travel- 
ing seiiool li!>i;U'ies is lecoiniuerKhML This is the most (h'sirable, as well 
a-i the most economieal. form of Stati^ aid; a brttiT (piality of books is 
insured, and the object les>on aiforded will .-limuhite many sehools to 



12 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

provide their own ]il)rariep. Virginia and Tennessee have had very sat- 
isfactory results in this work. 

MisccUanPous Items 

Preparing for Press, Etc., Two Volumes of Archives. — The impoitance 
of continuing the work of publishing the archives of Texas will appeal 
to the thoughtful. An examination of the volume published during the 
past year will show that the work will be done accurately. By soiling 
the volumes at 25 per cent above cost of printing, the State will be 
reimbursed in part for the amount appropriated. 

Copying Eolls of Confederate Soldiers from Texas. — These rolls were 
not allowed to be copied until March of the present year. Already sev- 
eral of the Southern States are making copies of these rolls for their 
States. The Texas rolls number about 6500, exclusive of the parole lists, 
which should also be copied. The copying, wherever possible, is to he 
done by photographic process, since this method insures absolute accuracy 
and costs only about one-third as much as typewritten copies. Tlie 
archives of Texas contain a list of the Union soldiers from Texas, made 
during the Eeconstruction days. Xow that it is possible to obtain a 
copy of the rolls of the Confederate soldiers, we confidently believe the 
Legislature will appropriate the necessary funds. 

Purchasing Portraits of Ben Milam and P. ^Y. Grayson, Etc. — Authen- 
tic portraits of Milam and Grayson exist in Kentucky, and copies, if not 
the originals themselves, could l)e secured, and thus fill the gaps in the 
roster of distinguished Texans who helped to found the Eepublic of 
Texas. A marble bust, by Hiram Powers, of General Memucan Hunt, 
minister to the United States, 1837-38, and Secretary of the Xavy, 
1838-39, is now offered the State by the widow, A plaster cast of Gu-tav 
Schleicher, at present in tlie State Libraiy, should be cut in marble. 

Shelving for />oo/.-.s\ Xeirspapers and Manuscripts. — Four different sec- 
tions of slielving must ])e provided at once: (1) The second tier of tlie 
book stack needs to i>e completed; (2) a newspaper stack needs to be 
erected; (3) special quarters need to be fitted up for the State's archives 
that are now being transferred to the Library; (4) additional space must 
be provided with suitable shelving in the basement of the Capitol. These 
improvements are necessary at once; the sums asked are very moderate. 
An inspection of the library quarters is suggested. 

TRTBrXK TO -WALTER TIPS. 

This short report cannot be closed without making a brief reference 
to tlie loss of a strong and competent member in the death of "Walter 
Tips on April 20, 11)11. His experience in })ublic life as State Senator 
and as memlier of various administrative boards, together with his fuie 
business ability and public spirit, fitted liim for service of great impor- 
tance to the State on this Commission. 

The. above re|)ort is respectfully submitted. 

Kltjexk C. Bkukku, Chairman. 

^[RS. JoSKPIE P). DlBRELL, 

Mrs. Joseph D. Sayi:rs, 
Hrori N". Pit/a; ekald, 

F. ^f. 1^>KALLEY, 

Libra rv and Historical Commission. 



REPORT OF THE STATE LIBRARIAN 



Dr. Eugene C. Barl-er, Cliaiiman of the Lihranj and Historical Com- 

■niission. 

Dear Sir : In accordance with the provisions of Article 5606, Revised 
Civil Statutes gf Texas, 1911, I have the honor to submit to you the 
second biennial re})ort of the State Library since it came under the con- 
trol of the Library and Historical Commission. The report covers two 
years ending xVugust 31, 1912. 

In accordance with a further provision of said Article, I have the 
honor to accompany this report with a calendar of the Lamar Papers, 
prepared by Elizabeth PI. West, Archivist. This calendar will open to 
the public this very valuable collection of manuscripts as nothing else 
short of their publication in full could do; it will at the same time save 
from useless handling these documents, many of which are in a very 
fragile condition. 

I. THE STATE LIBEARY. 

"The State Librarv^," to quote the words of one of the foremost among 
librarians in the South, ''is a business institution with a missionary 
spirit. It is the outgrowth of what has become known as the library 
movement during the last tliirty or forty years. It seeks to extend the 
benefits of great and well classified collections of books to the greatest 
number of people and to encourage them to take advantage of the knowl- 
edge thus to l)e obtained. It should have charge of the legislative ref- 
erence work for members of the State Legislature. It should 'maintain 
a system of traveling libraries. It should send out library organizers 
to hold library institutes for the stimulation of interests in libraries and 
to assist in the training of librarians.'' 

IMPORTANT ACCESSIONS. 

a. Boohs. 

The State Library has hitherto from necessity confined its purchases 
within certain rather narrow limits. The amount appropriated for its 
support, on the one hand, and the demands made upon it by those whom 
it was intended directly to serve, on the other, determined the limits. 
A good reference collection was a prime necessity. The laws of the 
several States are ri'quired. American history and biography is needed. 
Books, pei-iodicals, })am])hlets, etc., on a great variety of subjects had to 
be provided for the Legislature. An efi^ort is nuide to obtain everything 
i]i print relating to Texas and Texans. Some of the most important 
purch;i^os Mere the EnrycJopacIin Britnnnirn, eleventh edition, 28 voN., 
yctr [nternationaJ Encyrlopnedin , 20 vols., JnrisJi Enci/rlopaedia, 12 
vols., Dirtionarii of X'lH'nxil jlioqru j'lni . 22 vols., XntinnaJ Cf/rlopncdin 
'if An/cri((in JUo'jni ph ii , 11 vols., Earf'/ ]V(sf('rn Trnrrlx. 17.'^S-JSJfn, 2.") 
vols., Lihniri/ of Southern fJlcrafure. l"! x'ols., "^^(MliIla, BihJiotecn ///'n'- 
p'tuo-Amrrirana, 1J{0.]-WV). T vols., Minufrs of the U. C. V., lSSn-lf)10, 
6 vols., Mituilex and Proroedings of the Texas Troffic Association, July 



14 Texas Lirrary axd Historical Co:mmissiox 

15, 1S85, to Januarv 13, 1888, 3 vols. The books and pamphlets pur- 
chased relating to Texas number over 150. Among them is the manu- 
script of Cencral Marcus J. Wris^ht, entitled ^'Texas in the War, 1861- 
1865." 

h. Newspapers. 

Since the files of Texas newspapers in the State Library at the time 
of the burning of the Capitol in 1881 were all destroyed, the task of 
procuring files for the period prior to that date has been a subject of 
particular solicitude. Some notable additions were made during the 
period covered by this report. 

1. Mrs. Wells Thompson, of Bay City, presented to the State Library 
a file of the New Orleans WepJ,-l>/ Delta, covering the period from 
October 18, 18-17, io February 1, 1862. This is a very valuable paper 
for the period to which it relates. 

2. Mrs. Thoinpson also presented to the State Library a fairly com- 
plete file of 7)^^ Bow's Review, beginning January, 18-16, and extending 
to 1870. "This review was to commerce, manufactures, agriculture, 
internal improvements, and industrial activity in any line, what the 
Southern Literary Messenger was to literature, while in history they met 
on common ground. Its field was the south, west and southwest; it 
undertook to defend their rights, develop their resources, collect and 
preserve their statistics, and during much of its existence made these 
subjects superior to the ([uestions of national politics."* 

3. By purchase the library acquired files of the San Antonio Tri- 
Weehljj Herald for the period from August 29 to Xovember 11, 1835, 
and of the Daili/ Herald from Xovember 1-1, 1865, to December 30, 1866. 

4. The following Houston pa])ers were also acquired bv purchase: 
The Semi-Weel-Ii/ Star, April 2 to July 9, 1866; the Evening Star 
(daily), April 2 to July U, 1866: tlie DaiJg Tehgrapli, June 6 to De- 
cember 31, 1867: the JLoaston Union (weeklv), September 2 to Decem- 
ber 26, 1868; the Houston Tri-Weel-Ji/ Union, Januarv 6, 1869, to Feb- 
ruarv 26, 1870; and the Houston Daihj Union, :\rarch 10, 1870, to 
March 30, 1872. 

5. The following Austin paper was also purchased: Baihj State 
Journal, Februarv 1 to December 31, 1870, Julv 1, 1871, to March 30, 
1872. 

c. Manuscripts. 

The additions of nuinuscri])t materials during the ])ast two years 
includes some important accessions, and the activities along this line are 
very cncouragini:. The material falls under the head of original manu- 
scripts and transcripts. 

1. (a) On February 18, 1911, the John H. Eeagan Papers were 
added to tlie State r.i!)rary by j)urchase. These papers cover the period 
from 18 [6 to li)()5.- 

(b) On Xo\L'nd)er 28, 1911, the George W. Smyth Papers wert- 
plact'd in the State Libr;ti'y, a gift !'r(>ni the widow of (ieorge \V. Smytli, 
Jr., and the gran(h-liildren of (ieorge W. Sinvth, Sr. The collection 
numbered eighty-tive j)ieces and relates chielly to the survey of the east- 
ern boundarv of Texas. 



•Stcplu'ii H. \\'»^'ks, in The Litcruturr of Amrrivrin llistanj, '^'11. 



Second Biexxial Kepokt 15 

(c) A small collection of nine letters was purchased from Mrs. 
A. W. Yates, of Smithfield, Texas. The majority of the letters relate 
to the expenses incurred in sending Santa Anna to Washington in the 
winter of 1836. 

(d) Judge \V. S. Holman of ^latagorda county presented to the 
State Library a copy of a letter written by Stephen F. Austin to Oliver 
Jones and dated "En Inquisicion, Mexico, May 30, 1834." The copy 
was probably made in 1831, and since existence of the original is not 
known, is of importance. 

(e) ^'Xotes of Travel made by Geo. H. Sweet, of San Antonio, 
Texas, on his trip througli ]\Iexico," is the title of a manuscript volume 
purchased from a bookseller in Brooklyn in October, 1910. The con- 
tinuation in anotlier volume was bid in at a book auction in Xew York 
in June, 191'3. Volume one covers the period from July 6 to September 
16, 1866; volume two covers the period from September 17 to Xovember 
28, 1866.^ 

(f) Under the law, making the State Library the custodian of all 
historical manuscripts no longer required in the current work of the 
various State Departments, over 100,000 manuscripts were transferred 
to tlie State Library from the Comptroller's Department by the Archivist, 
See page 17. 

2. (a) Transcripts from the British Public Record Office. 

(1) Joint resolution passed in secret session on the subject of estab- 
lishing amicfVole rchitions with ^lexico. See page 26. 

(2) In April, 1837, Joseph T. Crawford, British vice-consul at 
Tam.pico, visited Texas to investigate the civil and political condition 
of the country and report to the British government. His report was 
of iniportance in determining the relations of Great Britain and the 
Republic of Texa-, but it had remained inaccessible to students of Texas 
history until recently. See page 27. 

(3) The State Library and the Texas State Historical Association 
shared the cost of having transcrij)ts made of letters in the Britisli For- 
eign Office hitherto unpublished, covering the years 1840 to 1845. These 
letters were written by diaries Elliot, British charge d'affaires in Texas, 
1842-1845, William Kennedy, British consul, and others, and they throw 
much light on the political, social and industrial conditions of Texas, 
as well as upon the activities of British agents here during that period. 

.A list of the letters appears on pages 27- Hi. 

(h) Transcripts from the ^lexican archives. The State Library and 
the Universities of Texas and California co-operated in making tran- 
scripts of historical documents in the Mexican archives. Listead of 
making one copy, the copyists made three copies, and in this way it 
was ])ossible to exchange co[)ies and obtain three times the amount of 
matejial at little mt)re than the cost of one copy. 

(1) The archivist of the State f.ibrary, ^liss West, superintended 
the copying of about Lsoo ])ages of transi-ripts in tlu* archives of the 
Secretaria de Foinent<\ M<'\ic(\ D. F.. of luattTial rohiting to the coloni- 
zation of 'I'exas during the years L^2l) to Ls:i(i. For a list of the tran- 
scripts, see pages 46-52. 

(2) The professor of Spanish-American history in the Lniversity of 
Texas, Dr. Manning, superintended the coj)ying of documents in the 
archives of the Seiretaria dc IJchuiones Kxteriores, Mexico, D. F., relat- 



16 Texas Libilvry and Historical Ccaimissiox 

ing to the diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico 
during the years 1820 to 1830. For a list of the transcripts received, 
see pages o2-b7. 

(3) Mr. W. E. Dunn, for the University of California, supervised 
the copying of historical documents in the Archivo de Gobierno, Saltillo, 
Coahuila. These documents relate to the historv of Coahuila and Texas 
during the years 1699 to 182-1. For a list of the transcripts received, 
see pages 57-G3. 

d. Portraits. 

The State Library received during the past two years the following 
portraits of interest to Texas : 

1. Dick Dowling. Presented bv Mrs. Adele B. Looscan of Houston. 
^ 2. William P. Hardeman. Left to the library by will of Mrs. Wil- 
liam P. Hardeman. 

3. George W. Smvth. A gift from the grandchildren of George W. 
Smyth. 

cataloguing.* 

The purpose of cataloguing a library is to render more available the 
material it contains. The catalogue is to the library what the index 
is to the book, and the more thoroughly a library is catalogued, the more 
serviceable it is to the readers. The catalogue is a piece of machinery 
which makes possible one hundred and fifty candle-power results in a 
library. L'pon the accuracy, the completeness, and the scope of tJie 
catalogue and upon the skill used in classifying the volumes and in 
bringing out by appropriate subject-headings the topics treated, depends 
very largelv the effective service of a library. Every volume catalogued 
is entered under author, subject or subjects treated, and title, if anony- 
mous or distinctive. These entries are printed or typed on cards, which 
are filed in alphabetical order to form the catalogue. By consulting 
these cards it is possible to find: (1) What books the library contains 
by a certain author, for instance, Woodrow Wilson; (2) whether the 
library has a particular book, as, When Men Grew Tall; (3) what mate- 
rial the library has on a certain subject, as, Economic Conditions of the 
South; and (i) where each of these books is on the shelves. The cata- 
logue also meets many technical needs of the special student and the 
library staff. 

The cataloguing of the Texas State Library was begun in October, 
1911, and ha= proceeded along two lines: (1) Reclassifying and reca^^a- 
loguing the sections in history and biography, and (2) classifying and 
cataloguing the new volumes, which are continually l)oing received. Up 
to the present date 3128 titles have lieen classified and catalogued, total- 
ino- 4190 volumes. - Classes other than history and biography are repre- 
sented in tiie catalogue by titles formerly classified in history and 
biographv and ])v new books. Library of Congriss cards have been 
secured for ni'^-t'of the titl('<; 9051 of tluv-e q;\\\\< liaving been liled in 
the catalogue and shelf-list together. Tlie cost of these cards has aver- 
aged a little over one cent per card. Tlie Library of Congress depos- 



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Second Biennial Eeport 17 

itory catalogue at the Texas University Library lias been used exten- 
sively in making up the orders for these cards. Cross references to and 
from subjects have been made in pencil, but they will be typed as soon 
as the allied sections in economics and political science have been cata- 
logued. Analytics have been made where there seemed to be present 
need of them. The Dewey Decimal system of classification, the Library 
of Congress subject headings, supplemented by the American Library 
Association '^'liefer froms,'' and the Cutter table numbers are being used. 

The mechanical preparation of the ])ooks, incident to cataloguing, as 
the stamping, plating, labeling, etc., has consumed about one-fourth of 
the janitors time. All the new books have been put through these 
processes, and a large majority of the old ones have been put through 
at least one of them. Lack of shelf room has made the arduous task 
of shelving the books still more arduous, as frequent sliifting of the 
same lx)oks has been neccssar}" to make room on croAvded shelves for 
reclassified volumes that formerly stood on adjoining shelves. 

The accessioning has been greatly facilitated by the change from the 
accession book to the duplicate voucher system. In this system, as used 
in the State Library, a number for each volume is stamped upon the 
duplicate voucher, and there is saved the time and labor involved in 
redescribing the volume in the accession book. As the accessioning had 
to be suspended from July, 1910, to October, 1911, the new system 
includes all material acquired since July, 1910. Gifts and exchanges 
are accessioned on cards. Only one series of numbers is used for the 
old accession book, the duplicate vouchers, and the gift and accession 
record. 

While as yet the catalogue represents only a small proportion of the 
books in the library, it is, however, available to all readers. 

archivist's RErORT.* 

Histx)ry is studied from documents. Documents are the traces wliich have 
been left by the thoughts and actions of men of former times. There is no 
■substitute for documents: no documents, no history. — Langlois, ch. v. 

The official activities of the Archivist began September 25, 1911, and 
liave been divided between (1) increasing the library's collection of 
unpul)lished historical material, and (2) rendering more accessible the 
material in the possession of the library. 

The accessions elfected by the Archivist's agency have been partly 
original documents, partly transcripts. I'nder the statute authorizing 
tne transfer to the library of departmental files no longer needed for 
administrative })urposes, 1119 file 1)oxes, containing approximately 100,- 
000 documents, have been transferriul from the Comptroller's basement 
to tlie library. 

Of these documents the groups wliich promise to be of the greatest 
general interest are tliose dealing with military service, 18;U)-187 5, in- 
cluding the State police^ niul frontier forces: tlie Navv, 183()-18 L") : cus- 
toms, 1,S;)«;-1.S 1.") ; the financial o})erarions ol' Toby, J>ryan c^' Hall, and 
jMcKinnev c^' Williams; letters, ISoG-lSTT); the general postollice; the 



Tliis section was prepared by the Arcliivist. 



18 Ten' AS Libilvky am) Historical (.'o.M-Mis.siux 

General Land Ollue; the State Cieologist; the Santa Fe Expidition ; the 
State Engineer; Trea^uiLT's reports, 183S-1873; Edwin Waller, govern- 
ment agent; sales of lots in Austin and Galveston, 1831); l)oundary com- 
mission; President Sam Houston; ^Icnuiean Hunt; pensions, including 
a list of tlie men who stormed Bexar in 1835 ; the beginnings of the 
present public sch.ool system; various State institutions; railroads, etc. 
The group dealing with Toby, Bryan & Hall, and McKinuey & AVilliams 
has already proved nseful in the preparation of a University thesis for 
the Master's degree. The military service group has also been used l^y 
readers, and several otlier groups to a lesser extent. 

The transcripts added are from the Archives (Section 6) of the 
Secretaria de Fomento, ^[exico, D. F., typewritten hy Mexican copyists 
under the personal supervision of the Arcldvist. The documents copied 
consist of oihcial correspondence, reports, petitions, etc., Iiearing upon 
the Texas revolution in 1833, ranging in date from 1821 through 1S3(]. 
All were selected fi'onr the Bamo de Colonizacwn as given in Bolton's 
Guide to ^Lat cried s for United States History in tlie Archives of Mexico, 
now, however, included in the Ranio de CoJonizacion y Terrenos Bcddios; 
the entire collection having 1)een reclassified and catalogTied by the pres- 
ent Chief of Section G, Senor Maximiliano M. Chabert. Three copies 
were made of each document witli a view to exchanging with the I^ni- 
versities of Texas and California. So far as was possible, duplication 
of transcripts already made or of material already accessible to the 
library in manuscript or in print was avoided. For a list of the tran- 
scripts see pages dO-o^. 

Total nund^er of typewritten sheets, approximately, 1810. 

Total number of typewritten pages, approximately, 1G12. 

Total number of map-tracings, 15. 

The work of increasing the accessibility of the library's collections has 
been comprised in the strictly chronological arrangement of the Eeagan, 
Smyth, and Laiiiar collections, the partial arrangement of the transferred 
material, and the compilation of a calendar of the I^amar Papers, which 
accompanies this report. 

The space available for tlie manuscript collections has been completely 
filled with the material transferr(Ml from the Com])troller's Department. 
As there is much more yet to be transferred from tb.at department, and 
as there are large quaiuities <d' manusi'ri|)ts in other departments that 
need to ])e transferred to the lil)rary, it is im])eratively necessary that a 
room be properlv equipped for the manuscript material at the earliest 
date possible. 

TEXAS AKCTITVES. 

Under the ap])ropriation made by the last Eegi^lalui-e the Librarx- and 
Historical Commission selcrtrd and publi>l)od the j(nii-nal of the >rrrs- 
sion Conrenfion <>f Tij-fix, aerompanied bv tlu^ Ki'ports of the Committee 
on Publie SatVtv and tlie j-dcction ( 'cit ilicates of the [)elegates. The 
prepai'ation of the (•oj>\- for the pi'iiitci- and the I'cading of the proof 
sheets eonsumrd mmii -ii ihc Mate Eilu-iriati'.- time. 

The work of printing the nianu-ci'i|)t iccords of t\\c State, or at least 
such as have an intimate eonneetiou wiih the Static's hi.-tory, i> of so 
great imp<*rtance that the work should be i-on*^inucd. Tlu' sale of the-e 



Second Biexxial Keport 19 

\olunics of archives should he re.i^aihitod bv hiw. By charging a small 
piT cent above actual cost of printing the State wouhl be reimbur.-ed 
t.i a considerable degree. 

BIXDIXG. 

Since much of tlie material received by the State Lil)rary is in the 
form of periodical literature, the item of binding is an important one. 
The work of the Archivist made it necessary to provide a hirge number 
of portfolios in which to place the numuscripts transferred to the library. 

Xumber of books bound 90 

Xum])er of periodicals bound 1046 

Xumber of newspaper fdes bound 76 

Xumber of portfolios made to order 193 

EXCIIAXGES. 

By reference to pages T1-T3 it will lie seen that the State Librarv 
receives a large number of books and pamphlets from other States with- 
out cost; even the express charges are prepaid. This material includes 
session laws, court reports, legislative journals, department reports, etc. 
While it is not of general interest, it is of importance to those who care 
to study the problems of State governme'nt in the light of the 
experience of other States. Hitherto Texas has not reciprocated these 
gifts as fully as is due; department reports have not been distributed to 
the other States. This matter is of such importance that it should be 
provided for by law. 

SIIELVIXG. 

Over half of the sum appropriated by the Legislature for shelving was 
vetoed by the Governor. Out of ihe remaining sum there were purchased 
two cabinets for filing pamphlets in the legislattive reference section, a 
metal, roller-shelf cabinet for bound volumes of newspapers, and 867 
feet of book shelving, whic-h comjdctos a portion of the second story of 
l!ie stack begun two years ago. The?e additions nuide room for current 
additions, but fell far short of providing the shelf room required by 
the library. More shelving is needed at once for books and for bound 
newspaper fdes. The second story of the hook stack, at least, should be 
completed. A similar stack should be built for the newspaper files; the 
present newspaper shelving is not satisfactory enough to warrant addi- 
tioiuil purchases of tlie -ame kind. 

ADDITIOXAL ROO^t XEEDED. 

Tt is hoped that the request made by the Adjutant General for an 
appropriation with whit-h to erect an armory at Camp ^lahry will bo 
irranted. I'he State IJlirnrv needs verv much ih(^ rooms adjoining its 
i'l'i'sent storerooms in tho ba.-euu'Ut, but jw>\v fillL'd wirh the (Mpiipnumt 
<>f the Adjutant ("ieneraTs Departnu'ut. These rooms will need to be 
fitted up with shelving to accommodatt.' the large nund)er of Texas news- 
Jiapers now rec(ived by the libi-ary < see p;iges (ID-, 1), and for the storage 
"t' ''uplicate Texas driiartiueut report-, journ.ds, etc. 



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11. LEGISLATIVE REFEKEXCE DIVISIOX.* 

In proportion as the structure of a government ff'wes force to public opinion, 
it is essential that public opinion should be enliglitened. — George Washi^^gton. 

This report covers the period from August 1, 1910, to Septemher 20, 
1911, when Mr. Kaiser resigned. 

THE PROBLEM. 

A legislative reference bureau attempts to aid in the improvement of 
legislation by furnishing to those responsible for it adequate data as a 
basis for their work. Some go fuTther and revise the original draft of 
a bill from the standpoint of a legal expert in matters of legal form, or, 
on demand, prepare the original draft and subsequent amendments. In 
all this the viewpoint is strictly non-partisan and the object scientific 
accuracy. The material used is the published experience of others who 
have solved or are solving the same problems of legislation. This may 
be in the form of statute or legal treatise, political science text or pop- 
ular discussion — pamphlet, magazine or book. 

organization. 

The statute creating this section of the Texas State Library (Art. 
5608, Revised Civil Statutes, 1911) authorizes and directs the Library 
and Historical Commission "to maintain for the use and information of 
the members of the Legislature, the heads of the several State depart- 
ments, and sucli other citizens as may desire to consult the same, a sec- 
tion of the State Library for legislative reference and information. The 
Library and Historical Commission shall appoint an assistant Librarian 
competent to conduct the work of said legislative reference section. 
Said assistant Librarian shall have avaihible for use explanatory check- 
lists and catalogues of the current legislation of this and other States, 
catalogues of the bills and resolutions presented in either branch of the 
Legislature, check lists of the public documents of the several States, 
including all reports issued l)y the various departments, boards and com- 
missions of this State, digests of such pul)lic laws of this and other 
States as nu\v best be made available for legislative use. Said assistant 
Librarian shall give the members of the Legislature such aid and assist- 
ance in the drafting of bills and resolutions as may be asked.'' 

WORK DOXE. 

Active work in this section was begun August 1. Since that time the 
books on sociology and political science have l)een classified, labeled, and 
shelf-listed. The collection of session laws and statutes has been inven- 
toried and listed; missing volumes of recent session laws and statutes 
were sought from the Secretaires of State of the various States; dupli- 
cates to the num!)er of several hundiVil were removed from this col- 
lection and exchanged with one of the prominent law book lirms for the 



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Second Biexxial Eeport 21 

latest compilations of statutes which the State Library lacked and could 
not receive in exchange from other States. When this exchange was 
completed the library possessed the latest statutes with session laws to 
date of forty States and Territories, in addition to the session laws for 
a long series of years, but without the hitest compiled statutes of prac- 
tically all the remaining States and Territories. 

From the limited funds of the State Library expenditures for books 
and periodicals have been made largely with a view to increasing the 
serviceability of this section of the library. The list of periodicals 
received is comparatively short, but aims to be representative. It in- 
cludes literary, scientific, economic, historical, political, legal and munici- 
pal journals and some of the popular general periodicals. About fifty 
insurance journals are turned over to the State Library by the Commis- 
sioner of Insurance. 

Xew books added to the library tend to make the collection of political 
science material representative of the best and latest thought on ques- 
tions of current and increasing prominence. The resources for book 
purchase, however, are lamentably small. Some of the subjects covered 
at present are penal reform, employers* liability, labor, race question, 
immigration, industrial education, railroads, juvenile courts and allied 
subjects, socialism, woman's suffrage, conservation, municipal govern- 
ment, political parties and citizenship. 

VERTICAL FILE. 

In addition to the books on the shelves classified by the Decimal 
system there is a vertical file of pamphlet literature occupying a specially 
constructed filing cabinet. Several hundred valuable pamphlets, bulle- 
tins and reports are here kept and the collection is rapidly growing. In 
this manner are kept together, easy of access, compilations of laws on a 
particular subject, official reports of State officers when of special mo- 
ment, special investigations — discussions of every kind, in fact, of all 
administrative and legislative problems. 

The value of this vertical file is constantly enhanced by closely watch- 
ing library lists, Ijibliographies, and other sources for items desired and 
these are requested from the issuing office usually with the result that 
they are sent free of charge. 

EXCIIAXGE OF LEGISLATIVE BILLS WITH OTHER STATES. 

During the session of the Thirty-second Legislature the printed l)ills 
of other Legislatures in session were received from ^Eichigan, Kansas, 
Indiana, and Xew York. Bills from here were sent to the first three 
of these States in exchange. The facilities here proved inadequate to 
handling]: this mass of material to the best advantage but some use was 
niade of bills on a few subjects. 

I'LBLICATrOXS. 

For the purposes of making the book resources of this section of the 
library known as ''Finding-list of Books on Politic-al Science. Law, nnd 
Allied Topics," was issued February 1, 1011, as Bulletin No. 1. In 



22 Texas LiBRAiiY and IIisTOiiiCAL Co:\[:\ii^ 



siox 



addition to liandling a large aiTiount of correspondence and working 
directly with individual inquirers an endeavor has been made to keep 
the work of the library before the public l)y occasional newspaper items. 
The material gathered for nse in preparing the civil service bill formed 
the basis of a Bibliograpliy of Civil Service Tveform later prepared and 
published in ^'Special Libraries" for May. 

USE. 

During the January-March, session of the Thirty-second Legislature 
the library was nsed more than ever before and was kept open eveninsjs 
for the special l)enefit of members. In addition to the resources at hand 
being constantly in nse special material was several times secured for 
the legislators from other legislative reference libraries and elsewhere. 

If the legislative reference library cannot furnish the desired informa- 
tion it stands ready to secure it from whatever source it is available. 
If the expert who can furnish the data is within telephone call he will 
be called. If the request can be answered by communicating with a 
library, institution or individual in another city the communication will 
be sent by mail or telegraph as the occasion demands. 

BILL INDEX. 

Another feature of this work is to index and bind the bills and reso- 
lutions of the Legislature. Those for the session ending March 11, 
1911, were indexed and sent to the binder a few weeks after that date 
and those for 1907 and 1909 are bound in numerical order but without 
index. 

WHEX THE LEGISLATURE IS XOT IX SESSIOX'. 

It is sometimes asked what is done in the library when tlie Legislature 
is not in session. The general library is always busy purchasing, classi- 
fying, cataloguing and niaking available the purchases, carrying on the 
general work of administration involving innumerable records, and in 
answering the host of inquiries from individuals and through the mails, 
this latter a function of librarv work which the uninfornu^d often under- 
estimate as to its importance and quantity. 

The legislative reference library if alive to its duties is likewise busy 
durinc: tlie ab-ence of the Legislature. At the close of the legislative 
session the bills and resolutions and other documents must l)e collected, 
one set liled, another bound and indexed. The literature that has accu- 
mulated durini:: the s.'ssion, lu'lls from oilier States, re[)orts, pamphlets 
and books must be taken care of and if the session has been a particu- 
larly busy one the .amount of material needing attention at its close is 
often great, and there i- but one person to attend to all the matters. 

Further than this, the library must always be on the alert to secure 
material of value for the next session. Laws passed and bills propo-^ed 
by recent Legislatures, ])ast messages of (iovernors, current campaign 
speeches, the clenumds of labor and other organizaticms and of political 
parties, and replies to direct inquiry of members themselves give us a 
clue to some of the subjects an approaching Legislature may be expected 



Secoxd Biexxial Ekport 23 

to fonsidor and honc-o furnish iis witli ?iibjoets on wliicli to secure litera- 
ture and various data in wluitever form they will he of service to mem- 
bers in preparinir hills on tliese subjects. 

And it must l)e remendjered tliat the nieml)ers of the Le.ufislature form 
only a portion of the total users of the liljrary and even of its legishitive 
reference section. Our clientele includes hidi school and university 
students, especially the debaters who are awake to the questions of the 
day to a remarkable deirree and must be furnished with the most up-to- 
date literature of all current topics; the officials of the State .irovern- 
ment to whom we desire to be of incrcasincr service; and the public at 
larire represented by the local resident and by the citizenship of the 
State outside the capital which m.ust resort to the mail as its inter- 
mediary and to which it does resort with constant and increasing per- 
sistence. 

NATURAL LIXES OF DEVELOPMEXT. 

Development will be along two general lines: (1) The extension of 
work already begun, and {2} new departures suggested by the work in 
progress in other States. 

1. A. TJie Means for the Acquisition of Desirable Material Sliould 
he Increaiied. — The legislative reference section was created without any 
maintenance fund other than the salary of the one in charge. The lim- 
ited funds of the State Library have been compelled up to the present 
time to bear the financial burden of the new work. This is unfair. 
Either the resources of the general library for books, supplies, postage, 
express and incidentals should be materially increased or a separate 
appropriation should be made for the use of this section. 

B. The Facilities for Handlinrj the Material Acquired Should Be 
Increased. — The time of one person, if he understands his work, can be 
fully occupied in accjuainting himself witli the output of literature, past 
and present, accessilile and fugitive, of use in this work and in securing 
this for the lil)] ary at the least cost of time and money : in answering 
inquiries and in compiling laws, statistics and bulletins on current ques- 
tions, and in general administrative woi'lc. 

At least one ad^litional mend)or of the statf should be available who is 
trained in classification and cataloguing, bibliographical work and gen- 
eral library routine. There is not even a stenographer at present. 

C. There Should B>' an Anahilical Catidocjue of the Present Resources 
of Tliis Section. — The general library is also without an adequate key 
to its collections. A catalogue of this would disclose the presence of 
mncb material of value in legislative reference work. This work could 
Ije done by the statf mend^ers mentioned in the above paragraph. A 
cataloguer for the general Ubrarv is greatly needed. 

D. '"The Facilities for K.rchanfiing^ Bills icith Other States Should Be 
Increased. — The State Printer should lie authorized to deliver to the 
Stale Librarv at the time he delivers to the Legislatun> in session suili- 
eient copies of all lulls, resolutions and dail\' journal to ;'stablish an 
exchange service with othrr States. Tran-pnitation charges should be 
furnished. 

E. A Cumulative File of and Indcr to Bills of Previous and Future 
legislatures Should Be Maintained. — This would form the basis of a 



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Library 


AND Historical 


COMMISSIOX 






history of legislation. By a 
a new bill could avoid the mi 
features. 


eomparis 
Lstakes in 


;on of all the ])ills on one subject 
earlier ones and adopt their good 



2. Neiu Departures Suggested hy the ^Yorh in Other States. 

A. A Complete File of the Texas State Documents, the Beports of 
All State Officials Past and Present Should Be Indexed on Cards in One 
Index. — Such a key to the experience of the past would prove invaluable 
to the historian, the present State otficials, and those of the future. A 
similar index to the documents of New York State was consumed in 
the recent State Library fire at Albany. 

B. A Complete Compilation of Governors' Messages Should Be Made 
Containing a Tliorough Index with Separate Indexes to Veto Messages. — 
These documents form a record of State conditions unequaled elsewhere 
and the value of such a compilation would be marked to the legislator, 
the historian and the man of affairs. Such a compilation has been 
made and reprinted in Xew York State. If they could not be reprinted 
in one series an index to the originals would be of immense value. 

C. The Section Should Be in a Position to Compile and Publish 
Bulletins on Timely Subjects, Summarizing Legislation to Date and 
Presenting in Concise Form the Arguments Pro and Con. — Wisconsin 
has issued 21: such bulletins of great value. New York State has a 
series of 40 legislation bulletins. 

D. Bill-Drafting. — In the report of the Librarian of Congress on 
Legislative Reference Bureaus (02 Cong., 1st Sess., Sen. Doc. No. 7) 
bill-drafting from a library standpoint is thoroughly treated. The fol- 
lowing remarks are suggested from this report: 

The Legislature could employ a corps of bill-drafters to distinct advan- 
tage. Obviously they should be experts, non-partisan, ''educated to an 
accurate use of the English language, trained in the law, competent to 
ascertain and compare precedent legislation, and, so far as practicable, 
familiar with this." 

In Wisconsin the Legislative Reference Lil)rary is prepared to do this 
and does it to the credit of the whole State. In New l^ork State the 
Legislature a]>points a committee of three lawyers who may avail them- 
selves of the facilities of the legislative reference department. 

The diiriculties of preparing correct legal measures is recognized by 
the most competent of statesmen, among them Mr. Bryce. The report 
just mentioned (piotes 'Mr. Bryce and others on this point. 

If bill-drafting is to lie assigned to a corps of individuals cither in 
tlie legislative reference library or under the Legislature's direct control 
the thiancial inducements should be such that men of high intellectual, 
educational and moral qualifications could be secured and the method of 
selection such that an unbiased endeavor would be assured. 

RKsUr/rs A inMlKCIATKD. 

Tliese extensions would reipiiie some uKuiey, and thai at a time when 
retrenchment is apparently a ncfcssarv policy in State linanccs. Yei the 
funds needed are comparatively small and smaller still in comparison 
to the increased etlk-iency developed and service rendered .to all the State. 



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III. LIBILVr.Y EXTENSION 



The Librarv^ Commission was liaiidieapped iu its work with and for 
the public libraries by wafit oJ: funds. .During 1911 a small sum was 
available, but during 1912 tliero was no money for this purpose. Only 
such service could be given as was possible through correspondence. 

The State Library is to serve all so far as its present staff and 
resources make this possible. The invitation extended by the Dallas- 
Calveston News to prepare a series of papers on the State Library's 
resources was cheerfully responded to by papers entitled : 1. The 
legislative reference section. 3. The Texas collection. 3. The manu- 
script collection. 4. History and biography. 5. Library extension. 
They were published in the Sunday issues of May 14, 21, 28, June 4 
and 11, 1911. 

For the purpose of obtaining information at first hand, concerning 
the needs and present condition of the public libraries and libraries of 
State institutions, tlie Secretary of the Library Commission visited six- 
teen of the former and six of the latter during May, 1911. The one 
thing that this inspection brought to the Secretary's attention was the 
Urgent need of help for a number of libraries of each class. About half 
the public libraries visited are doing well and show by their good work 
what the others should and could do with proper aid and guidance. 
Help is needed along two lines: First, there is need of more books, 
or, what is essentially the same thing, a greater variety of books. This 
need is met most economically in other States by traveling libraries. 
Secondly, there is need of guidance and instruction in the management 
of these libraries. At present the Library Commission cannot help as 
it should, and as it is expected to help, for it has neither the money 
with which to supply traveling libraries nor the help necessary to 
organize the libraries of State institutions. These libraries are main- 
tained at the public expense, and their ctficiency concerns the State. 

In concluding. this report, I take pleasure in bringing to the atten- 
tion of the Li1)rarv Commission the loyalty, industry and efficiency with 
which the members of the staff have performed their duties, and thus 
made possible the progress noted in this re])ort. 

Yerv respectfully, 

' E. W. WlXKT.ER. 

State Librarian. 



APPENDICES 



1. Joint IiI-solltiox Passj:!) ix Skcuet Sk^siox ox the Subject of 

EsTABLISiiiXG A:\IICABLE IvELATlOXS WITH MEXICO 

Reference is inade on pages 1G4-1G6 of the Secret Journ-als of the 
Seii.atv, Ueyuhlic of Texas, ISJG-JiO, which accompanied the First Bien- 
nial Report, to llie |/assage of a "Secret joint resolution on the subject 
of establishing amicable rehitions with ]\Iexico/^ and to a ''Secret addi- 
tional joint resohition relative to the pacilicalion and adjustment of 
existing diii'erences ljet\\'een Texas and Mexico.'' Copies of these reso- 
lutions could not be found among the archives of Texas. However, it 
was known that copies of the resolutions had been furnished to General 
James Hamilton. Inquir}' of those familiar with General Hamilton's 
papers elicited the fact that most of Ins papers had been destroyed or 
stolen during Federal occupation of C^liarleston. To an inquiry made 
at the British Legation, ]\[ex]co, it was replied that all the archives of 
the years prior to 1807 had b^^en sent to London, Search made in the 
British Foreign Office brought to liglit the lirst-named of the resolutions. 

Joint Resolution Passed in Secret Session on the Subject of Establishing 
Amicable Relations with Mexico. 

. Sec. 1st. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That it views with 
entire appro))ation tlie policy of the Executive in establishing relations of 
Peace with ^lexico. 

Sec. 2. Be it further resolved that the President be authorized by 
and with the consent and advice of the Senate, to appoint a Conmiis- 
sioner whenever he shall deem the same expedient to enter into amicable 
negociations with any person or pei'sons properly accredited by ^Lexico 
for the adjustment of all diflienlties. tlie e^tablisliment of a permanent 
peace and the Settlement of the Boundai-y as defined by the Act of 
Congress entitled '•'An Act to define the Boundary of the Repul)lic of 
Texas, approved Dec. 19th 1S3G.'' 

Sec. 3. Be it further I'esolvcd that should such a Treaty be formed 
between the Coumiissioner on the ])art of the Government of Texas and 
Mexico, and after the -ame may have l)een rati hod and confirmed bv 
the President and Soiiato of tins liepui)lie. our Connnissioncrs of Loans 
in Europe are authoi'izod io borrow tb.e Amount which mav 1)e stip- 
ulated in said Treaty at an interest not exeeeding Six per cent. 

Sec. 4. Be it further resolved that tho said Commis-iontu-s appointed 
on the part of Tevas shall, if practieable. pi'oeurt^ th(^ guaranty of Great 
Britain for l!ie faithful peT-formanco ot the Ti'caly by both parlies. 

(Signed) Da\id S. Kaufman 

S[)eaker of the House of Representatives 
(Signed) David G. Bururt 

I'rcsdt. of the Senate. 
Approved '2\M Xov. [D('eend)er1 IS,')!'. 

(Sigm^d) Ariraneau B. Latnar. 

British Foreign Office. Embassy Archives, ^Fexico, Series II. 
Bundle 7L 



Second Biexxial Report 27 

The above is copy of an enclo>iire in a letter from General Hamilton, 
addressed to IMr. Pakenliam, British Minister in Mexico, dated Xew 
Orleans^ January 2nd, 1840. 

The Additional Secret Joint Resolution, approved on same date as 
the above, has not been found. The copyist writes, "1 examined Vol. I 
of Texas, which contains Gen. Hamilton's correspondence, but he did 
not arrive in Eno-|and, until 1st October 1S40, and does not refer to it. 
I also looked tlirough ^fexico Vol. 131, where I found in Pakenham's 
despatch Xo. 20, a copy of a letter from Hamilton to him, enclosing 
only a copy of the Moint Resolution on tlie subject of establishing 
amicable relations with ^lexico 21 Dec. 1839, but could not trace the 
*^Additional Joint Resolution'. 

"I then referred to the Embassy Archives, where I found Hamilton's 
original letter to Pakenliam, but tliat only contained the Moint Reso- 
lution' in his (Hamilton's) own handwriting, of which. I have made 
a copy and enclose it with other copies. 

'T could not find the ^Additional Joint Resolution' in the Archives." 

2. Traxscrtpts from the British Public Record Office 

Foreign Office America 

Volume 479 

1847, :Mar. 27 Kennedy, AVilliam. Paris. To [Henry John Temple], 
Viscount Palmerston, [London.] 

Foreign Office Mexico 
Volume 110 

1837, Feb. 9 Crawford, Jos[ep]i] T. Tampico, [Mexico.] To John 
Bidwell. London. (Xo. 1.) Q XV 202-3 

1837, :\[ar. 24 Crawford. Jo>[eph] T. Tampico, [Mexico.] To John 
Bidwell, London. (X^o. 2.) Q XV 203-4 

1837, 'Mav. 24 Jolly, Stewart L. Tampico, [Mexico.] To John Bid- 
well, London. (Xo. 3.) 

1837, June -"i Crawford, Jos[eph] T. Xew Orleans. To John Back- 
house. London. (Xo. 1.) Q XV 204 
Two inclosures : 

1. 1837, :Mav 13 Crawford, Jos[eph] T. Houston. To Charles 

Th[oma]< O'Gorman, :^[exico. Q XV 205-9 

2. 1837, ^lav 20 Crawford, Jo^opli] T. Xew Orleans. To Richard 

Pakenham, Mexico. Q XV 209-17 

Volume 142 
1810, Sept. 15 :^raillar(l, Xich[ohi]s. [London.] To [Henrv John 



Temple]. Viscount Palnuu-stou, [London.] 

Volume 15S 



XV 227-9 



1842. Apr. 20 T\(^nnedv. William. On board the Uo.-irin^\ Liverpool. 

To rOeor^^e Gordon], Karl of Aberdeen, [London.] (Privnte.) 

. ' " Q XV 2r>l-5 



28 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

Volume 185 

1845, May 17 Texas and ^Eexico. Preliminary conditions of a defini- 
tive treaty. (Inclosure in: Bankhead to Aberdeen, 1845, ]\rav 20, 
F. 0. Texas 23.) 

184.5, ^lay 10 Additional declaration by Mexico regarding the prelim- 
inary articles noted above: appended thereto. 

Foreign Office Slave Trade 

Volume 479 

1843. Mav 30 Aberdeen. [Earl of. London.] To W[illia]m Ken- 
nedy," [Galveston.] (Slave trade :Nro. 1.) Q XVI 112-13 
1843. Sept. Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Slave Trade No. 4.) Q XVII 197-98 
Inclosnre : Kennedy, AYilliam. Galveston. "Eettirn to a Despatch 
Marked. Slave Trade X'o. 1, dated Mav 30th 1843.*' 

Q XVII 198-204 
1843, Sept. 6 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen. (Private.) " Q XVII 204-206 

Foreign Office Texas 

Volume 1 

1840, June 23 Hamilton, Jos[eph.] Barbados. To Evan John [Mur- 
ray] Macgregor, [Windward Islands.] (Xo. 1.) Q XV 217-18 

1840, July 12 Sheridan, Francis C. [London.] To Joseph Garra- 
way, ''[Barbados?] (Xo. 3.) Q XV 218-27 

"Volume 2 

1841, Apr. 30 Hook, James. To Viscount Palmerston, [London.] 

QXV 230-40 

1841, July 24 Xepean, Evan. II. M. Sloop Camus, Jamaica. To 
P. T.' Douglas, Jamaica. (Contidential.) Q XV 240-3 

1841, Oct. 12 Kennedy, William. [London.] To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) Q XV 244-5 

1841, Oct. 20 Kenneilv. William. [London.] To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) Q, XV 246-7 

1841, Xov. 6 Kennedy, William. [London.] To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) Q XV 247-9 

1841. Xov. 9 Kennedy. William. [London.] To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] ^EHvate.) Q XV 249 

1841, Xov. 12 Kenncdv, William. [London.] To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) Q XV 249-50 

1841' Xov. 13 Kenno'ly, AVilliam. Marine Villa. Tlorn-oa. Eiist Pid- 
insr of York. To the l^ari of Aberdeen, [London. | (Private.) 

Q XV 250-1 

1841, X'ov. 16 Kennedy. William. .Afarine Villa, llorn^'a. East hid- 
ing of Yorksliire. To the Earl of Al)erdeiMi, [Ix)nd(in.] Q XV 251 



Second Bienxial Eeport 29 

Volume 3 

3841, Aug 4 P[almerston, Viscount. London.] To [Chark's] 
Elliot, [London.] Q XV 243-4 

1841, Dec. 6 Elliot, Charles. [London.] To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] Q XV 252 

1841, Dec. 14 Cannins:, [Charles John. London.] To [Charles] 
Elliot, [London.] " Q XV 252 

1842, Jan. 10-12 Kennedy, AYilliam. Galveston and Houston. To the 
Earl of Aberdeen, [London.] Q XV 252-6 

1842, Jan. 28 Kennedy, William. Austin. To the Earl of Aberdeen. 
[London.] " Q XV 257-8 

Inclosure ; 

1. 1842, Jan. 28. Houston, Sam. Austin. To [William Kennedy, 
Austin.] Q XV 259 

1842, Feb. 20 Hamilton, J[ames.] Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] ' Q XV 259-60 

1842, :\rar. 4 Hamilton, J[ames.] Xew Orleans. To W[illia]m Ken- 
nedy, [Galveston?] ' Q XV 260 

1843, Mar. 8 Kennedy, William. New Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] ^ Q XV 260-1 

1842, Mar. 25 Hamilton, J [ames.] Charleston, [South Carolina.] 
To the Earl of Aberdeen, [London.] (Private and confidential.) 

Q XV 260-3 

1842, May 24 Addington, H[enn^] U[nwin.] [London.] To 
[Charles] Elliot, [London.] ' Q XV 294 

1842. May 27 Aberdeen, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[London.] Q XV 294-5 

1842, May 27 Aberdeen, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[London.] " Q XV 295 

1842, ^klav 31 Aberdeen, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[London.] Q XV 296 

1842. May 31 Aberdeen, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[London.] Q XV 296 

[1842, June 3] Kennedy, William. [London.] To the Earl of Aber- 
deen. [London.] ' Q XV 297 

[1842], June 7 Kennedy, William. [London.] To pJohn Bid well, 
[London.] Q XV 297-8 

1842, June 8 Kenne<lv, William. [London.] To tlie Earl of 
Aberdeen, [London.]' (Private.) Q XV 298-300 

1812, June 15 Kennedy. William. [London.] To the Earl of Aber- 
deen. [London.] " Q XV 300 

1842, June 28 Addington, Hfenrvl U[nwin.] [London.] To 
[Charles] Elliot, [Galveston.] (Consular Xo. 6.) Q XV 309 

1842, Jidy 2 Kennedy, William. [London.] To the Earl of Aber- 
deen," [London.] ' Q XV 317-18 

[1S42, July 6] Kennedy, [William. London.] To [John] Bidwell. 
[London.] ' Q XV 31S-19 

1842, July 7 Kennedy, William. [T>ondon.] To the Earl of Aber- 
deen,' [London.] " Q XV 319-20 



30 Texas Library axd Historical Co^aiissiox 

[1S42, July 11: J Kemiudy, [William. London.] To [John | BidwoU, 
[London.] " ' Q XY 3-?0-l 

18-1'?. Aug-. 1 .. Kennedy, Will mm. Glasgow. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] ^ " Q XV 3-?4 

18-12, Aug. 11 P]lliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] Q XY 321-5 
In closure: 

1. 1812, Aug. 11 Statement of tbe actual force and situation of tlie 
Texian :*krarine. Q XY 32G 

1842, Aug. 25 Kennedy, William. Harrogate. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen,^ [London.] "" • Q XY 32G 

1812, Auo-. 20 Elliot, Charles. ITouston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] Q XA^ 32(3-30 

1842, Sept. 1 Elliot, Charles. Galyeston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] 

1812, Sept. 1 Elliot, Charles. Galyeston. To H[enry] U[nwin] Ad- 
dington, [London.] "^ Q XY 331 

1812, Sept. 4 Elliot, Charles. Galyeston. To H[enry] U[nwin] Ad- 

dington, [London.] Q XY 334 

'1842, Sept. 4. Elliot, Charles. Galyeston. To H[enry] U[n^yin] Ad- 

dinoton, [London.] " Q XY 335 

1842, Sept. 29 Aberdeen, [Earl of. Londoon.] To W[illia]m Ken- 
nedy, Galveston. Q XA^ 339-40 

1842, Sept. 29 Aberdeen, [Earl of. Londoon.] To W[illia]]n Ken- 
nedy, Galyeston. Q XY 340-1 

1842, Sept. 30 Aberdeen, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[Galyeston.] (Consular Xo. 7.) 

1842, Oct. 10 Elliot, Charles. Galyeston. To J[ohn] Bidwell, [Lon- 
don.] Q XY 342-3 

1842, Oct. 20 Elliot, Charles. Galyeston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] ' ^ Q XY 345-6 

Two inelosures : 

1. 1842, Sept. 24 Ward & Tncrram and others. Alatao-orda. To 

[Charles] Elliot, [Galveston.] Q XY 340-7 

2. 1842, Sept. 19[29?] Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To Ward c^- 

Ingram and others, Alatagorda Q XY 347 

1842, Oct. 24 Kennedy, William. [London.] To tlie Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] Q XY 351 

1842. Oct. 27 Kennedy, William. [London.] To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] " Q XY 351-2 

1812. Xov. IG Kennedv, William. Liveipool. To John Bidwell, [Lon- 
don.] Q XYI 81 

1812. Dec. 31 Kennodw William. On board the Ellen Bmok.^, at sea. 
To Jolm Bidwell, [London.] (Life certificate circular.) 

Q XYI 1S4 

Yolume 1 

1S12, Julv 1 Ab[enlce]n, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Galvrston.?] (Xo. 3.) Q XY :]00-11 

1812, Julv 1 Ab[erdeeln, [Karl of. London.] To [CharbN] l^lliot. 

[Galu-ton.?! (Xo. 4.) Q XY 311-12 



SeCOXD BlEXXlAL IvErOKT 31 

181-^, July 1 Ab[erdee|n, [Kail of. London. | To [Charles] Elliot. 

[Galveston?] (No. 5.) Q XV 312 

ISU', Jiilv 1 Ab[LTdcL-ln, [Kail of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Galveston?] Xo. G.) 

lsl'2, Julv 1 Ai)[erdeo|n, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Galveston?] (Xo. 7.) Q XT 312-14 

LS12, Julv 1 Ab[crdee]n, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Galveston?] (X'o. 8.) Q XY 315-17 

Lst?. Julv 1-3 Aberdeen, '[Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Galveston?] (Xo. 9.) Q XY 321 

1S12, Julv IG Aberdeen, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Galveston?] (Xo. 10.) Q XY 322-3 

LSi2, Julv IG Aberdeen, [Karl of. London.] To [Chailes] Elliot, 

[Galveston?] (X'o. 11.) 
l.Sl:2, Aug. 31 A[dding-ton], H[enrv] L^[nwin. London.] To 

[Charles] Elliot, [Galveston?] (Xo."'l2.) Q XY 330-1 

IS 12,' Sept. 1 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (X'o.' 1.) " Q XY 332 

LS12, Sept. 1 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (X^o. 2.) Q XY 332 

L'^12. Sept. 4 Elliot, Cliarles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 3.) * Q XY 332-3 

18-12, Sept. 4 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (X^o. 4.) Q XY 333 

1842, Sept. 10 Elliot, Charles. Houston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 8.)' Q XY 335-6 
In closure : 
L 1842, Sept. 10 Elliot, Cliarlcs. Houston. To G[eorge] AV. Ter- 
rell, [Washincfton, Texas.] 
1842, Sept. 13-ir Elliot, Cliarles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] Q XY 336-9 
1812, Sept. 22 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (X'o. 9.) Q XY 339 

1812, Oct. 1 [Al)erdeen, Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Galveston.] 

1842, Get. 3 f-^^^^^i'^^^t^n. Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Galveston.] (Xo. 13.) Q XY 341 

1842, Oct. 3 [Aberdeen. Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Galveston.] (Xo. 14.) Q XY 341-2 

1S42, Oct. 3 [Aberdeen, Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Galveston.] Q XY 342 
1842, Oct. 17 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] Q XY 343-5 

1812, Oct. 18 [Aberdeen, Earl of. London.] Q XY 345 

L^12, Oct. 20 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 12.) Q XY 317-9 
In closure: 

L 1si2, Oct. 18 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To Andrt-w [Adrian] 

WoU, [Mataiiioro<, Mexico.] Q XV ;;i!)-:.0 

L^12. Xov. 2 Elliot, Cimrles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 13.) Q X\' 352-5 



32 Tlxas Liijilvuy and Historical Co.mmissiox 

1842, Xov. lo Elliot, Charles. Galvostcn. To ir[enry] U[nwin] Ad- 

dington, [London.] (Private.) " Q XVI 7G-81 

1842, Xov. 16 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Secret.) Q XYI 81-2 

Inclosure: 
1. 1842, Xov. .3 Houston, Sam. Washington, [Texas.] To Charles 

Elliot, [Galveston.] Q XVI 82-3 

1842, Xov. 24 Elliot, Charles. Houston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 15.) Q XVI 83 

Inclosure: 
1. 1842, Xov. 24 Elliot, Charles. Houston. Eeturn of Texan Xaval 

vessels recentlv acquired. Q XVI 84-5 

1842, Dec. 3 Aberdeen, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Galveston?] (Xo. 19.) Q XVI 85 

1842, Dec. 11 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of iVberdeen, 

[London.] (Private.) Q XVI, 85-91 

1842, Dec. 14 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 18.) 
Inclosure: 
1. 1842, Dee. 13 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To G[eorge] "W. Ter- 
rell, Washington, [Texas.] 
1842, Dec. IG Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To E[[enry] U[nwin] Ad- 

dington, [London.] (Private.) Q XVI 92-5 

1842, Dec. 28 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To H[enry] U[nwin] Ad- 

dington, [London.] (Private.) . " Q. XVI 95-8 

Volume 5 

1842, June 20 Power, James. Galveston. To Eobert Peel, [London.] 

Q XVI 301-2 

1842, Julv 7 Power, Charles. Galveston. To Robert Peel, London. 

" Q XV 302 
Inclosure: 

1. 1842, June 20 Power, James. Galveston. To [Alphonse] de 

Saligny, [Galveston.] Q XV 303-9 

. Volume 6 

1843, Jan. 5 Elliot, Charle-. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen. 
[London.] (Xo. 1.) Q XVI 184-5 

1843, Jan. 15 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 2.) Q XVI 1S5 

1843, Jan. 23 Elliot Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] -( Xo. 3.) Q XVI 18<>-9 

1843. Jan. 28 Elliot, Charles. Galv-ston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[Lon<b)n.] (Xo. 4.) Q XVT L^9-91 

1843. Feb. 4 Elliot. Cbnrles. Galve-ton. To the Earl of Abenleou. 

[Lomlon.] (Xo. 5.) Q XVI 192 
Inclosure: 
1. 1843, Feb. 1 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To. Anson Jonc^, [Wn^li- 

ington, Texas.] Q XVf 192-t» 



Second Biexxial Repokt 33 

1843, Feb. -5 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Secret.) Q XVI 197 

Inclosure : 
1. 1843, Jan. ?4 Houston, Sam. Washinsfton, [Texas.] To [Charles] 

Elliot, [Galveston.] Q XYI 198-!) 

1843, 'Miir. 26 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To [Ilenrv] r[nwin] Ad- 

dington, [London.] (Private.) ^ Q XVI 200-4 

1843, Mar. 29 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Private.) Q XVI 204-5 

1843, Apr. 15 Elliot, Charles. Steamboat Dayton, between Houston 

and Galveston. To H[enry] L^[nwin] Addington, [London.] 

.* ^ ■ Q XVI 206-r 

Inclosure : 
1. 1843, Apr. 14 Elliot, Charles. Houston. To Richard Pakenham, 

[Mexico.] (Private.) Q XVI 207-13 

1843, Apr. '2r) Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. G.) Q XVI 201-92 

1843, Apr. 29 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 7.) Q XVI 293 

1843, May 9 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 9.) Q XVI 293-9G 

Two inclosures : 

1. 1843, Apr. 20 Dovle, Percv W. Mexico. To Charles Elliot, 

[Galveston.] " Q XVI 29G-97 

2. 1843, May 7 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To Percy AV. Dovle, 
Mexico. ^ QXVI 297-98 

1843, May 18 [Aberdeen, Earl of. London.] (Xo. 5.) 

Q XVI 307-8 
1843, :\Iav 22 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen,' [London.] ' Q XVI 308-10 
1843, May 29 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen,^ [London.] (Xo. 10.) Q XVI 311-12 
Inclosure : 
1. 1843, May G Houston, Sam. Washington, [Texas.] To Charles 

Elliot, Galveston. 
1843, June 3 [Aberdeen, Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[Galveston.] (Xo. G.) Q XVI 314-15 

1843, June 3 [Aberdeen, Earl of. London.] (Xo. 7.) 

Q XVI 315-lG 
1843, June 8 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] (Secret.) Q XVI 318-21 

Two inclosures: 

1. 1843. :\rav 13 Houston, Sam. Washington, [Texas.] To Charles 

Elliot, [Galveston.] Q XVI 321-2G 

2. 1843, Jan. 2 \r | Houston, Sam.] Wa^hinirton, [Texas.] To 

[Cliarles Elliot. Galveston.] (Extract.) Q XVI :)2(\-2: 

IS-lo, June 10 i^lli(»t. (harks. Galveston. To the Earl of AI)erd('<Mi. 

[London.] • ( Xo. 12.) Q XVI 428-29 
Two incolsures: 



34 Texas Libraky axd Histojjical Commissiox 

1. 1843, ]\Iay 27 Doyle, Percy AY. Mexico. To Charles Elliot, [Gal- 
veston.] Q XVII 67-68 

2. 181:3, June 10 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To Anson Jones, 

[Washington, Texas.] 

1843, June 21 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (No. 13.) Q XVII 68 

1843, June 22 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 15.) Q XVII 68-69 
Two inclosures : 

3. 1843, June 21 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To Percv W. Dovle, 
Mexico. Q XVII 69-71 

4. 1843, June 18 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To Anson Jones, 

[AVa.shin<jton, Texas.] 
1843, June 24 Elliot. Cliarles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] Q XVII 71 

Inclosure : 
1. 1843, June 21 Elliot, [Charles.] Galveston. To [Percv W. Dovle, 
Mexico.] Q XVII 72-74 

1843, Julv 4 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] (Xo. 18.) Q XVII 74-75 

Inclosure : 
1. 1843, June 28 Jones, Anson. Department of State, Washington, 

[Texas.] To Cliarles Elliot, [Galveston.] 
1843, July 15 Elliot. Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen. 
[London.] (Xo. 19.) Q XVII 75-76 

Three inclosures: 

1. 1843, Julv 12 Yates, A. J. Galveston. To Charles Elliot, [Gal- 
veston.] ' Q XVII 77-80 

2. 1843, Julv 13 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To A. J. Yates, Gal- 
veston. " Q XVII 80-81 

3. 1843, Julv 15 Yates, A. J. Galveston. To Charles Elliot, Gal- 
veston. ^ Q XVII 81-82 

1843, Julv 16 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 20.) Q XVII 82-83 

1843, Julv 29 Elliot. Cliarles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[Loudon.] (Xo. 21.) Q XVII 83 

1843, Ausr. 3 Elliot, Ciiarle«. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 22.) Q XVII S3 

Five inclosures : 
1. 1843, Julv 24 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To Auson Jones, 

[Wa=;biu,irton. Texas.] 
[2?] 1813, Julv 29 TTill, G. W. Department of War and ^Marine, 

Washinarton, [Texas.] To A drain Woll, [Matamoros, ]\re\ico.] 

Q XVII 86-88 

4. 1843, Julv 16 Woll. Adrain. ^rafamoros. To Samuel TToustou. 

[Washincrton, Texas.] XVTT S5-86 

5. 1843 Vu'-^ 2 Elliot, Charles, (ialve-lon. To Percv W. Dovle, 
Mexico. " .'QXVII 84-85 

6. 1843 Julv 30 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To P.mvv W. Dov1(\ 

Mexico. ' Q XVrr 88-92 



Second Biennial Report 35 

1843, Aug. 18 [Aberdeen, Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[Galveston.] (Xo. 10.) Q XVII 193 

1843, Aucc. 23 Elliot, Charles. Galveston, To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] (Xo. 24.) Q XVII 194-95 

1843, Sept. 5 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
.London.] (Xo. 25.) Q, XVII 196 

Two inclosures: 

1. 1843, Aug. 28 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To Anson Jones, 
. Washington on the Brazos. 

2. 1843, Aug. 28 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To Percv W. Dovle, 
]^rexico. Q XA'II 196-97 

1843, Sept. 18 [Aberdeen, Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Galveston.] (Xo. 11.) 
1843, Sept. 30 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 28.) 
1843, Oct. 3' [Aberdeen, Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Galveston.] 
1843," Oct. 10 "Elliot. Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Private.) ^ ^K^'t Or 

Inclosure : -^ * *-^OXU ?J> 

2. 1843, Oct. 10 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To Percy W. Doyle, 

Mexico. 
1843, Oct. 31 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Secret.) 
1843, Xov. 13 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 30.) 
1843,' Xov. 29 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 32.) 
Three inclosur.es: 

1. 1843, Xov. 29 Elliot. Charles. Galveston. To Percy W. Doyle, 

Mexico. 

2. 1843, Xo^-. 20 :McLeod, n[ugh.] Galveston. To Charles Elliot, 

[Galveston.] 

3. 1843, Xov. 29 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. Private Xote. 

1843, D.^-c. 2 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] (Private.) 

1843. Dec. 8 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London. Xo. 33?] 

1843, Dec. 9 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] (Xo. 31.) 

1843,' Dec. 29 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Separate.) 

1843, Dec. 31 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) 

"\'oliime 7 

18 !3, Feb. 11 Kenncdv. Willi.ini. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (\n. 1.) Q XVI 200 

1S13, :Mar. 29 Kennedv. William. (Galveston. To the Earl of Ab'M- 

deen, [London. | (Xo. 2.) Q XVI 20.--6 



3G Texas Libkauy and Historical Commissiox 

1S43, May 1? Klliot, ChnrU'^. New Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London. I (rrivate.) 

18i3, :\ray 15 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] 
Four inelocures : 

2. 1843, ^lar. 21 Plamiltcn, ]\r. C. Wasliington, [Texas.] To 
E[dwin] W. ^Eoore, Xe\v Orleans. 

3. 18-1:3, Mar. 23 Houston, Sam. Washington, [Texas.] 

4. 1843, Mav 1.3 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To Cha[rle]s Elliot, 

[Xew Orleans?] 

5. 1843, May 15 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To [James H.] 
Coeke, [Galveston.] 

1843, May n Kennedy. William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 3.) 
Inclosure : 

2. 1843, :\ray 20 [Kennedy, William.] Galveston. "Memorandum 
accompanying the return of Corn and Grain from the Port of Gal- 
veston, Texas, for the Quarter endincr March 31st 1843.^' 

1843, June Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] 
Four inclosures: 

2. "Historical Abstract, in reference to the Tariff of the Republic of 
Texas, in operation on the first of June 1843." 

5. "Charges on Shipping in the Ports of Texas.'' 

6. "Regulations for the Coasting Trade, and for the protection of 

Texian Shipping.'' 

7. "Warehousing." 

1843, Auof. 6 Kennedv, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.]. (Private.) . Q XVII 188-92 

1843," Auo-. 22 Kennedv, AVilliam. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen,^ [London.] (Private.) Q XVII 193 

1843, Auii". 23 Keiine.lv, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen,^ [London. I ( Private.) Q XVII 194 

1843, Aui:. 29 Kennedv, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen^ [London. | (Private.) Q XVII 195 

1843, Sept. 23 Kennedy, \\'illiam. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] { Strictlv private.) 

1843, Oct. 11 Kennedv. William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] ( Xo. 7.) 

1843, Nov. 13 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] 

Inclosure: "Laws of the Customs." "Wreck-^Fasters and tluMr Duties," 
"^Maritime Jurisdictions/' "Collectoral Districts.*' 

A'olume 9 

1844, Jan. W [Aberdeen, Enil of. London.] To ]CharK'S] Elliot, 
[Xew Orleans.] ( Xo. 2.) 

1844, Jan. 11 [Aberdeen, Karl ot. L.mdon.] To ] Charles] Elliot, 
[Xew OrlcaJis.j (Xo. 4.) 



Second Biexxtal Report ' 37 

18 tl, Jan. 15 Elliot, Charles. Xow Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] ( N"o. -t.) 

1844, Jan. 31 [Aberdeen, Earl of. London,] To [Cliarles] Elliot, 
[New Orleans.] (Xo. 5.) 

1811, Feb. 10 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 5.) 
Inclosure : 

1. 1844, Feb. 10 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To Anson Jones, 
Washington on tlie Brazo^^. 

1844, Feb. 17 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. G.) 

1844, Mar. IT Elliot. Cliarles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Separate.) 
Inclosure : 

1. 1844, Mar. 7 Rnshton, W. X^ew Orleans. To [Charles] Eliot, 
[Xew Orleans.] 

1844, :\rar. 15 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 8.) 
Inclosure : 

1. 1844, Feb. 19 Jones, Anson. Department of State, "Washington, 
[Texai;.] To Charles Elliot. [Xew Orleans. [ 

1844, Mar. 27 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] (X^o. 9.) 

1844, Apr. 7 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] (Secret.) 
Three in closures : 

1. 1844, Mar. 22 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To Anson Jones, 

[AVashington, Texas.] 

2. 1844, ^Far. 25 Jones, Anson. Department of State, Washin,2:ton. 

[Texas.] To Charles Elliot, [Galveston.] 

3. 1844, Apr. 3 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To Anson Jones, 

[Wasliington, Texas.] 

1844, May 10 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 11.) 

1844, :\lay 20 Elliot, Charles.' Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 12.) 

1844, Jnne 22 Elliot. Charles. Blue Sulphur Springs, Virginia. To 
the Earl of Aberdeen, [London.] Xo. 14.) 

181:4. July 10 Elliot, Cliarles. White Sid])liur Springs, A'irginia. To 
the Earl of Aberdeen. [London.] (Private.) 

1844, Aug. 13 Elliot. Charle<. Wa-^hmgton, [D. C] To the Earl of 
Aberdeen, [Lon(h:)n.] (Separate.) 

1811, Get. 28 Elliot. Charles. Philadelphia. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Separate.) 

1811, Xov. 13. Elliot, Charles. Philadelphia. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [Loudon.] (Separate.) 

L^U, Dec. 10 Elliot. Charl.'^. Galveston. To the Earl of Abordeen. 
[London.] f Vo. 15.) 

1811, Dec. 21 Elliot, Charles. Washinirton on the Brazos. To the 
Earl of Aberdeen, [[.oiulon.] 



38 Texas LiDPaiiY and Histoiucal CoMMisbiox 

1844, Dec. 25 Elliot, Charles. Washington on the Brazos. To the 

Earl of Aberdeen, [London.] (No. 18.) 
1814, Dec. 28 Elliot, Charles. \Vashington on the Brazos. To the 

Earl of Aberdeen, [London.] (Secret.) 
1844, Dec. 29 Elliot, Charles. Washingion on the Brazos. To the 

Earl of Aberdeen, [London.] (Secret.) 

1844, Dec. 31 [Aberdeen, Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[^Yashington on the Brazos.] (No. 13.) 

3844, Dec. 14 [Aberdeen, Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[Washington, Texas.] (No. 14.) 

Volume 10 

1845, Jan. 5 Kennedy, William. British Consulate, Galveston. To 
the Earl ot Aberdeen, [London.] (Xo. 1.) 

In closure : 
1. 1844, Jan. 2 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To Charles Elliot, 

New Orleans. 
1844, Jan. 8 Kennedy, William. Galyeston. To John Bidwell, [Lon- 
don.] (Xo. 2.) 
1844, Apr. 18 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 4.) 
Inclosure : 
1. 1844, Apr, 18 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To Charles Elliot, 

[X^'ew Orleans.] 
1844, May 8 Kennedy, William. Galyeston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (X^o. 7.) 
Two inclosures : 

1. 1844, May G Kennedy, William. Galveston. To [Charles] Elliot, 
Xew Orleans. 

2. 1843, June 5 Kennedy, William. Galyeston. To [Charles] Elliot, 

Galveston. 

3. 1843, June T Kennedy, William. Galveston. To [Charles] El- 
liot, [Galve.ton.] 

1844, ]k[av 27 Kennedy. William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen,^ [London.] (Xo. 9.) 
Two inclosures: 

1. 1814, May 25 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Xew Orleans.] 

2. 1841, :\lay27 Kennedy, Williaui. Galve-ton. To [Charles] Elliot, 

[Xew Orleans.] 

1844, .Mav 20 Kcnnedv, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen" [London.] fXo. 10.) 

1844, :\lay 31 Kennedy. William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) 

1844, June 11 Kennedy. WiHinm. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
'ie('n. I Loudon.] ( Privnte.) 

1844, Jill!.' 14 Kenuedv, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Priyate.) 



Second Biexxial liEpoin 39 

luclosure : 

[IJ ^'Laws Aiiecting Sliippiiig and Commerce, enacted by the Eighth 
Congress of the iJepublic of Texas. — Session l^io-ii/' 

1844, June 18 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (l^rivate.) 

1844, July b Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 15.) 

1844, July S Kennedy, "William. Galveston, To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 16.) 
Inciosure : 

1. Euthren [Iiuthven?], A. S., and others. Houston and Galveston. 
Memorial to the Earl of Aberdeen. 

1844, July 8 Kennedy, AHlliam. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) 

1814, July 29 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
.deen, [London.] (Private.) 

1844, Julv 29 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To John Bidwell, 
[London.] (X^o. 19.) 

1844, Aug. 14-16 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of 
Aberdeen, [London.] (Private.) 

1844, Aug. 24 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) 

1844, Sept. 9 Kennedy, Willicim. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (X'o. 21.) 

1844, Sept. 9 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) 

1844, Sept. 23-29 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of 
Aberdeen, [London.] (Private.) 

1844, Sept. .24 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Separate.) 
Tn closure : 

1. 1844, Auo-. 30 Bergeau D'Orvane, A. S. San Antonio de Boxar. 
To [William Kennedy, Galveston.] 

1844, Sept. 30 Kennedy. William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) 

1844, Oct. '2 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) 

1844, Oct. 24 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To PI[onry] U[nwin] 
Addington, [London.] (Separate.) 

1844, Oct.^29 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 26.) 
Inciosure : 

1. 1844, Oct. 20 Kennedy, William. Galveston. "Xo. 1 A Brtnrn of 
all the Tolls, D>(es, Fcrs and other Chargrs impo.'^ed bji Public 
Anthoriti/ on Britisl Shippinr/, in the Port of Cralvrston. Pr public 
of Terns." '*Xo. 2. An Account of nil fhr Ch/irfjr.^ which are 
leri'\I or Brifi.</i Vfs<''J.'C of Ct;h-c<nrn. nn>J irjiirji nrr not leric'J 
on Vrs.^cls under tJir T>\rnn Fhiq, tofpdh''r vifli u Sfrifrmrnt of nni/ 
Commercial, f^ml. or otJ'er adraniuf/cs, cnjoi/cd hij Texan Vcs-^els 
from which British Vessels are c.rcJudrd." 



40 Tex-vs Libuauy and Historical Commission 

1844, Oct. 30 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) 

1844, Xov. 1-2 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) 

1844, Dec. o-'il Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) 

1844, Dec. G Kennedv, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [L-ondon.] (Private.) 
Two inclosiires : 

1. 1844, Dec. 3 Charks. Piinee of Solms. On board the Texan Eev- 
enue Cutter Alert, Galveston P>ay. To- William Kennedy, Galveston. 

2. 1844, Dec. 6 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To Charles, Prince 

of Solms, [Galveston.] 

Yohime 11 

1844, Apr. 1? Liisio-nan, Thaddeiis di. [Eyde,] Isle of Wight. To the 
Earl of Aberdeen, [London.] 

1844, :May 15 Lusig-nan, Thaddeus di. Ryde, Isle of Wight. To the 
Earl of Aberdeen. [London.] 

Volume 13 

1845, Jan. .2-15 Elliot. Charles. Washington on the Brazos. To the 
Earl of Aberdeen, [London.] (Xo. 2.) 

1845, Jan. 15 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Private.) 
Inclosure : 
1. 1845, Jan. 14 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. [''Xotes for a private 

purpose.""] 
1845, Feb. 8 Elliot. Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] ( Xo. 4.) 
1845, Fob. 8 Elliot, ("harles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] ( Xo. 5.) 
ISlo,' Feb. 8 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] ( Separate. ) 
1845, Feb. 15 l^lliot, Cliarles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] ( Xo. T.) 
Inclosure: '-Extraeted from tlie Constitution of T.-xas. General Pro- 

vi<iions." 
1845, Eel). 17 Elliot. Charle^. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] ('Se( ret.) 
1845, Feb. 22 Elliot, ("harle^. Galv(^<ton. To the Earl of Aberdeen. 

[London.] (Xo. S.) 
1815, Feb. 21 Ellioi. Cliarles. Galveslon. To the Earl of Aberdeen. 

[London.] (Xo. 0.) 
1845. Mar. C. llllint. Charles. GalveMoii. To ihe Earl of Aberdeen. 

[London] (Vo. 10.) 
1845, Mar. T Elliot. Charh^. Galvc^^ion. To tlie Earl of .Xberdcen, 

[Luidon.] (Xo. IE) 



Secoxd Biexxial Eeport 41 

]Sr>, .Alar. 22 Elliot. Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] (\o. 14.) 

IS Jo, Mar. .?-4 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[I^iidon.] (Xo. 15.) 
\ 1845, Apr. 2-^ Elliot. Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[Loudon.] (Secret.) 
I Two inelosures: 

L Memorandum of a Conference held at the State Department at 
Washington on the Brazos on the <?9th March 184:5 — between the 
Honourable Ashbel Smith Secretary of State of the Eepublic of 
Texas and the Charge d'Affaires of Their ^lajesties — The Queen 
of Great Britain and the Xing of tlie French — Captain Charles 
Elliot and M. do Saligny. 

?. 1845, Mar. 29 Smithy xVshbel. "Washington on the Brazos. Con- 
ditions preliminary to a treaty of peace between Mexico and Texas, 

1815, ^[ay 30-31 Elliot, Charles. On board the French Brig Perouse, 
Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, [London.] (Xo. 16.) 

1815, June 12 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] (Xo. 17.) 
Two inelosures : 

1. 1815, June 11 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To Charles Bankhead, 
]\Iexico. 

1. 1815, June 11 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To Charles Bankhead, 
Mexico. (Private.) 

2. 1815, June 6 Jones, Anson. Washington on the Brazos. To 
Charles Elliot, [Galveston.] 

1815, June 15 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 18.) 
1815. Julv 3 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 19.) 
Tiiclosure : 
1. 1815,' July 3 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To [Charles Bank- 
head, Mexico.] 
1815, Julv ?P Elliot. Charles. Xew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London. 1 (Xo. 20.) 
1^15. Julv 30 ' Elliot. Cliarles. Xew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 21.) 
1815, Aug. 12 Elliot, Charles. Xew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 22.) 
Inelosnre: 
1. 1815, June 21 ''An "Act to establish Certain ^Fail routes therein 

named, juid for other jMirixtses,'* 
1815, AuLT. 13 Elliot, Charles. Xew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (X0..23.) 
Inchxun^s : 

1. ^MTk June 20 Bankhead. ClmHes. ^^fexico. To Charles Elliot, 
[Cialvest(Ui ?] 

2. 1815. June 20 Bimkhead, Charlr<. Mexico. To Charles Elliot, 
[Galveston?] 



42 Texas Libhary and HisxoracAL Co^oiissiox 

3. 1815, Aug. 8 Elliot^ Charles. Xgw York. To Charles Bankhead, 

Mexico. 
1845, Aug. 15 Elliot, Charles. Xew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] (Xo. 24.) 
Inclosure : 

1. 1845, June 13 Elliot, Charles. To Ebenezor Allen, Washington on 
the Brazos. 

1845, Amlt. 22 Elliot, Charles. Xew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London,] (No. 25.) 
Inclosure : 

2. ^^Table of the places of nativity, ages, and residences of the !Mem- 

bers of the Texian convention on the 4t]i of July 1845 — furnished 

by Gen. Besancon.*' 
1845, Aug. 31 Elliot, Charles. X^ew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 26.) 
1845, Aug. 31 Elliot, Charles. X^ew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Private.) 
1845, Sept. 13 Elliot, Charles. Xew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 27.) 
1845, Sept. 14 Elliot, Charles. Xew Y'ork. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) 
1845, Sept. 29 Elliot, Charles. X^ew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[I/^ndon.] (Xo. 2S.) 
1845, Sept. 30 Elliot, Charles. X'ew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 29.) 
1845, Oct. 6 Elliot, Charles. Xew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 30.) 
1845, Xov. 14 Elliot, Charles. Xew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 31.) 
1845, X^ov. 2(1 ElHot, Cliarles. Xew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Secret.) 
1845, Dec. 14 Elliot. Cliarles. X^ew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 32.) 
1845. Dec. 24 Elliot, Charles. Xew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 34.) 

Volume 14 

1845, Feb. 26 Konnedv, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
• deen, [London.] (Xo. 5.) 

1845, ^Inv. 31 Jone-; An^on. AVasliington on the Brazos. To the Earl 
of Aberdeen. [London.] 

1845, Apr. 3 Keimedv, William. 0:ilvc>ton. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 7.) 

18-15, Apr. 18 Addinirtnn. ir[enrv] P[n\vin. London.] To [Wil- 
liam] "Kennedy. Galveston. (Xo. 3.) 

1815. Apr. 2-'! Iv^nn.odv. Willi.nn. (^alve^inn. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen. [London.] (Xo. 10.) 

1845, :\fav 21 Xennedv. William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [T^.ndon.] (Xo. 13.) 



Second Biexxial Eepokt 43 

1845, May 30 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To H[cnry] U[n\vin] 
Addington, [London.] (Xo. 14.) 

1845, June 10 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To II[cnry] U[n\vin] 
Addington, [London.] (No. 15.) 

1845, June 24 Jvennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of xVber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 16.) 

1845, July 24 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 18.) 

1845, July 28 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 20.) 
Inclosare: Atfecting Shipping and Commerce, enacted by the Xinth 
Congress of the Republic of Texas. Session 1844-5. 

1845, Aug. 23 Kennedy, Williajn. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 22.) 

1845, Sept. 6 Ivenned}-, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 23.) 

1845, Oct. 16 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 28.) 

1845, Dec. 8 Kennedy. William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 34.) 

1845,, Dec. 14 Elliot, Charles. X^ew York. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] (Private.) 
Inclosure : 

1. 1845, Xov. 14 Hocklev. Geo[ro-e] W[illia]m. Galveston. To 

Charles Elliot, [Xew York.] 
1845, Dec. 20 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen. [London.] (Xo. 36.) 

2. 1844, Oct. 14 "Extract from a Speech delivered at St. Louis, Mis- 
souri, by Colonel Thos. H. Benton, Senator from ^Missouri to the 
United States Congress, on the 14th of October 1<S44"^ 

1845, Doc. 31 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Xo. 38.) 

Inclosure: "I7eturn of the Xumber of German Emigrants that have 
arrived at the Port of Galveston from the 1st of January LS15 to 
the 31st of December of tlie same vear, with the names of the Ships 
in which they were convevcd, the Xations. to which said A^essels 
belonged, and the Ports from which they sailed.^' 

Volume 16 

1846, Jan. 5 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aberdeen. 
[London.] (Xo. 2.) 

1846, Jan. 8 Elliot, Cliarles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[Tendon.] (Xo. 3.) 
1846. Jan. 8 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the llirl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Separate.) 
1846. Jan. 13 Elliot. Cliark-. iroiiston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 4.) 
1846. Jan. 15 Elliot. Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 5.) 



44 



Texas Libkahy and Historical Co.Amissiox 



1846, Jan. 18 Elliot, ('liarlos. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 6.) 
1846,' Jan. •?0 Elliof, Cliarles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo, 7.) 
1846,"Jan. -i.'J Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (X^o. 8.) 
1816, Jan. '^6 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 9.) 
1846, Jan. 26 Elliot. Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (X^o. 10.) 
1846, Feb. 1 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (Xo. 12.) 
1846, Feb. 15 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (X^o. 13.) 
Inclosure : 

1. 1846, Feb. 15 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To AY[illia]m Ken- 
nedy, Galveston. 

2. P]Iliot, Charles, •'^lemorandum respecting particulars of protest ad- 

verted to in Captain Elliot's despatch to Consul Kennedv, dated 
Galveston Febv 15th 1846'' 

1846, Feb. 15 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] (X'o. 14.) 

1846, Feb. 16 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[Jjondon.] (Xo. 15.) 

1846, Eel). 16 Elliot, Charles. Galveston. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 
[London.] (X^o. 16.) 
Inclosure : 

1. 1842, Feb. 1 Houston, Sam. Austin. 

1846, Feb. 16 Elliot, Charles. Galve>ton. To the Earl of Aberdeen. 
[London.] ( Xo. 17.) 

1846, Mar. 1(> Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] ( Xo. 18.) 

1816, :\rar. 14 Elliot, Charle==. X>w Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [Lon(b)n.] (Xo. 10.) 

1816, Mar. 27 Elliot. Charles. X^ew Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London.] (Private.) 
Inclosure: 

1. 1816, ^\lu^. 24 Johnson, E. D. Galveston. To [Charles] Ellic^t, 
[Galveston. | 

LS45, :\lay .Miller, W. 1). Xew Orleans. To II. Stewart, [Cal- 
ves tmi.] 

1816, Apr. 1!> Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen. [London.] (Xo. 20.) 

1846 Apr. 21 Elliot, CharL-. Xew Orl(>ans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London. I (Xo. 21.) 

1816, Af)r. 21 I'llliot. Chai-I^s. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Abor- 
d(H'n. I Lniidnn. \ { So. 2 1. ) 

18 Hi, Apr. 21 i']'lliot. Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [Lond(.n. I ( S( eret.) 



Second Biexxial EEroiiT 45 

18 H>, Apr. 2o Elliot, Cliarles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Abor- 

deon, [London.] (JS^o. 22.) 
1S16, May 1 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To the Earl of Aberdeen, 

[London.] (X"o. 23.) 
Inclosure : 
1. 1846, :\ray 1 Elliot, Charles. Xew Orleans. To William Kon- 

nedv, Galveston. 
1816, Jnne IS Elliot, Charles. Wilton Crescent. To the Earl of AI)er- 

deen, [London.] 

Volume 17 

1846, Mar. 16 Kennedy, William. Galveston. To the Earl of Aber- 
deen, [London. [ (Xo. 4.) 

Vchime 18 

1842, X^ov. 3 Aberdeen, [Earl of.] London. To [Charles] Elliot, 
[Galveston.] (Xo. 17.) Q XVI 75 

Volume 21 

1845, Jan. 23 Aberdeen, Earl of. [London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[Galveston.] (X'o. 1.) 
Inclosure : 

1. 1844, X^ov. 29 Bankhead, Charles. Mexico. To the Earl of Aber- 

deen, [London.] (Confidential X^o. 102.) 

2. "Points on the Settlement of which the Mexican Govt, might agree 
to grant the Independence of Texas, in compliance with the wish 
indicated by H ]\['s Govt."' 

1845, Feb. 3 Aberdeen. Eaii of. [London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[Galveston.] (Xo. 2.) 

1845, Feb. 3 A1)erdeen.- Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[Galveston.] (Xo. 3.) 

1845/ Apr. 3 Aberdeen, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot. 
[Galveston.] ( Separate.) 

1845, Apr. 8. Bankhead, Charles. :\[exico. To [Charles] Elliot, [Gal- 
veston. Inclosure?] 

1845, May 3 Aberdeen, [Karl of. London.] To [Charles] Elli-n. 
[Galveston.] (Xo. 6.) 

1815," :\Iay 3 A])erdeen, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot. 
[Galveston.] (^io. 7.) 
Inclosure: "Declaration" regarding joint intervention. 

LS45, :\ray 20 Bankhoad. Charles. :\[exico. To [Charles | Elliot, [Gal- 
veston. Inclosure?] 

18^5, June 3 At)erdeen. [Karl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliol. 
rGa]v(-tMn.| (CoDsiilnr No. 1.) 

1.S15,' Julv 3 Al)ei(livn, | l-'.arl nW [.(.ndoii.| 4\) [Charles] Elliot, 
[Galveston.] ( Xo. 10.) 

1845, Sept. 17 .MxTdceii, [Karl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[Xew York.'l (Consular Xo. 3.) 



46 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

1845, Sept. 18 AberdecD, [Earl of. Londou.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[Xew York.] (Xo. 13.) 

1845, Dec. 3 Aberdeen, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[l^ew York.] (No. 16.) 

1846, Apr. 3 Aberdeen, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[Galveston.] (No. 1.) 

1846, Apr. 3 Aberdeen, [Earl of. London.] To [Charles] Elliot, 
[Galveston.] (:N'o. 2.) 

3. Transcripts from thi: Archives of Mexico 
a. Secrelaria de Fonicnto 

In the following checklist of the expe.cUentes which were copied, the 
first two of the numbers printed in italics following each title indicate 
legajo and cxpediente of the present Ranio de ColGnizcicion y Terrenos 
Baldios. the second two, h'gajo and expedient e of the Ramo de Coloni- 
zacion as given in Bolton's Guide. 

Checklist 

1825. Wavell, Arturo G., General, pidicndo establecer una colonia en 
el Estado de Coahuila y Texas. 4:7; Boltgn, 4:9, 

1823. ^Yoodbury, Lucio, sobre concesion de tierras en Texas para col- 
onizar con 200 faniilias Xorte-americanos. ^.'Py Bolton, 4-^- 

1831. Concesion de tierras a las tribus pacificas Conchates y Alibamos. 
4:10; Bolton, 4:9. 

1830. Laime [Laisne] de Villeveque, Maria, sobre que se le conceda 
colonizar en Texas. 4:14; Bolton, 4:0. 

1828. Yilson [Wilson], Julian, y Piioardo Ester [Exter] sobre que se 
les concedan ciertos terrenos para colonizar en el Estado de Texas. 
.4 ."^4; f^ot identified witli. relatiop to Bolton's list. 

1822-1835. Texas. Solicitudes de varies individuos para colonizar 
aqucl territorio. ,'/ :.2G; Bolton, 4 •■'^'• 

[a] 1822. Barry, Diego, Tadeo Ortiz, y Eelipe O'lieilly, ofrecen 
trasladar a este Iniperio diez mil individuos de Irlanda y de las 
Islas Canarias. . . . 

[b] 1822. Clavalo, Carlos, en union de cunrenta y ciiuo individuos, 
solicitando se les permita establceerse en la provinoia de Bejar. 

[c] 1823. Solicitud de Simon Bourn, sobre concesion de terrenos 
en Texas para introducir colonos vn ni'imero de 600 familias. 

[d] 1823. Carraseo, ►Sahador, vecino de Bejar, y D. ^Fanuel Fer- 
nandez Esperza, de ^fnnterrev. SDbrc repartimiento dc tierras. 

[e] 1824. Doniin^auz, Jose ^faria v ^fariano, solicilan so les con- 
cedan un tcrrcno d.^ cuarf^ida '''uiin- tUiidr;i«!;H cii la prnviiicia 
de Tt'xas. 

[f] 1826. Bean. l'<dro T'lias, ('orond, -olicit.mdo terrenos para 
colonizar en el E>tado de Coaliuila v Texas. 



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[g] 18?6. El Gobierno de Coahuila y Texas remitiendo instancia 
del extranjero Juan Cameron, pretendiendo colonizar en los ter- 
renes eceptnados. 

[h] 1S?6. Drack [Drake], Benjamin Lovell, sobre qne se le con- 
cedan 10 legiias de terreno litornle?, junto al Eio de las Xueces. 

[i] 1827. Davis Bradburn, Juan, Coronel, pidiendo terrenos para 
colonizar en el Estado de Texas. 

[j] 1828. Dominguez, Juan, Coronel, solocitando colonizar un ter- 
reno en el Estado de Coalniila y Texas. 

[k] 1831, Bueno, Jnan Pedro, vecino del Pueblo de San Migaiel de 
Aguayo, en el PJstado de Coahuila y Texas, sobre lo crecido de su 
familia y que se le atienda por el Supremo Gobierno. 

[1] 1831. Codallos, Felipe, Genei-al, pidiendo. que se le conceda en 
Texas el terreno que indica para el estableeimiento de una colonia 
quinientas familias. 

[m] 1831. Desmitt [Dimitt], Felipe, sobre que se ponga en poses- 
ion de los sitios.que compro al Estado de Coahuila y Texas, en 
el ano de 31. 

[The remaining ten expedienfes had to be omitted, the work being 
suspended.] 

1827 a 1829. Texas. Asuntos relativos a la parte historica, politica, 
y administrativa de las Colonias de aquel territorio. o:S8; Bolton, 
5:10. 

[a] 1827. El Gobierno de Coahuila y Texas remitiendo las in- 
stancias de los individuos que abajo se expresan, en que solicitan 
se les conceda ciertos terrenos para colonizarlos. 

[b] 1827. El Gobierno de Coahuila y Texas, sobre el estado en 
que se hallan los extranjeros que habitan las veinte leguas limitro- 
fes del Piio Sabinas. 

[c] 1827. El Comandante General de los Estados Internos de 
Oriente, pidiendo por conducto del ^Einisterio de la Guerra, noticia 
de kis concesiones de terrenos heehas a extranjeros. 

[d] 1827. El Gobierno de Tamaulipas, sobre que se suspenda la 
colonizacion de la Pibera del Rio de las Xucces hacia el Xorte y 
20 leguas a este rumbo hasta qne se arreglen los limittes de este 
Estado y del de Coahuila y Texas. 

[The remaining five rxpedienips were omitted, the work being sus- 
pended.] 

1832. Proyccto do colonizacion militar formado por el Sr. Jose de las 
Piedras. 5:20; Bolton. 5-75 hi^. 

1830. Texas — Pcsultado quo dio la ley de 6 de April de este ano sobre 
colonizaci»')n. 5 :S('f: BoJton, 5 :15. 

1830. Disposicionos pnra el cinnplimionto de lev (]o. G do Al)ril de 1830. 
5:31: BoJfnn. 5:1^. 

Is30. KI Em]n-esiino Don F>t('])aii Austin manifiosta los porjuicios que 
so siguen a <u Colonia per la ley do (\ de Abril y (\nQ so lo pormitan 
la enii^Tracion de los colono- contratados. 5:32 : Bolton, 5:13. 



48 Texas Library axd IIfstorical Co:^[. mission 

1830. Texas. Sobre compra de una ])aiancha [l)alandra] para el 
servicio de las eolonias. o:S3; Bolton^ 5:12. 

1830. Texas. Medidas dicfades para ronservar la integridad del Ter- 
ritorio de Texas, y el cumplimiento de la ley de 6 de Abril de este 
ano. o:SJf.; Bolton, 5:11. 

1832. Texas. Declaracion que haee el Gobierno de Coalmila y Texas 
sobre nididad de coiitrato de ventas de tierras que hagan los colonos. 
6:35; Bolton, 6:35. 

1831. Competencia entre el Comandante Militar de Anahuac y el Com- 
isionado por el Gobierno del Estado de Texas, al dar poseci(3n de 

• terrenes. 6:30; Bolton; (j:36. 

1831. Sobre venta de sns contratos de terrenos a unos colonos Ameri- 
canos por los Sres. Zavala, Burnet^ y Velilein. 6:37/ Bolton, 6 :3Jf. 

1831. Texas. Expediente sobre que los estranjeros establecidos entre 
el rio Trinidad y el de San Jacinto piden se les de posecion formal 
de los terrenos que ocupan. 6:3S; Bolton, 6:33. 



1 



1831. Texas. Sobre que se evite la introducion de extranjeros en 
Texas. 6:40; Bolton, 6:30, 

1831. Tejas. Sobre que se desecho el contrato que para colonizar en 
Galveston liabia firmado el C. Francisco Cardenas. 6:41; Bolton, 
6:32. 

1830. Texas. El Gral. Teran manifiesta que para informar de las 
trasgresiones que se estaii cometiendo en Pueste Pacana necesita 
los contratos que el Gral. A\'avel celebro con el Gobierno de Coa- 
huila y Texas. 6:42; Bolton, 6:29. 

1830. Texas. Don Miguel Pamos Arizpe pide que de la ley de G de 
Abril sus art. 7 y 14 se hagan extensivos a las empresas dirigidas 
a fomentar la poblacion de Texas. 6:43; Bolton. 6:2S. 

1830. Texas. Xoticias de las concesiones de terrenos para cohuiizar 
aquel Territorio y sobre venta q(^ los colonos hacen a los Xorte 
Americanos de esos terrenos. 6:44; Bolton, 6:27. 

1830. Texas. Tnstancia de varies C. C. de la A'illa de Gigedo j)romo- 
viendo la fundacion de una nueva Villa entre los rios Frio y Xueces. 
6:46; Bolton, 6:24- 

1830. Te.xas. Estcban I'. Austin luani fiesta scr entcramente (^(|iiivO(\a 
la idea de que los coIoimx^ de Ti'xa> desean si^pararse de la Kepiib- 
lica de Mexico. 6:47 ; Bolton, 6:26. 



i 



1831. Texas. El Coronel Jose xVntonio Mejia como Apoderado de los 
Sres. Zavala, Vehilan [Vehlein], y Burnet, pide se declare valida 
la empresa de Colonizacion de Texas formada por ellos en Xew 
York.' 6:39; Bolton, 6:31. | 



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Second Biennial EEroKT 49 

\SoO. Texas. El Gobernador de Coahuila y Texas remite un Mapa 
ijiie le dii'isro el Sr. Felipe Austin compreliensivo a aquel Territorio. 
fL-JfS; Bolton, G:22. 

1S30. Texas. El xVdmor de la Adiiana de Galveston acompaiia copia 
de la eorres[pondenci]a que tuvo aquella adm[i5traci]6n con las 
aiitoridades locales de la Colonia de Austin, sobre el establec[i- 
mien]to provisional de dha. Adiiana. 6:JfO; Bolton, 6:21 his. 

1830. Texas. El Gral. Don flannel de Mier y Teran sobre el escrito 
de la Comision del Coronel Bean y que se prevenga a las autori- 
dades que' correspond a cumplan con el Tratado entre los Estados 
Unidos y Espaiia. 6:50; Bolton, 6:23. 

1830. Texas. Circular a varies estados para que exciten a sus habi- 
tantes para que pasen a colofnizjar a Texas. 6:31 : Bolton, 6:21. 

1830. Texas. Sobre colonizacion de aquel Territorio. 6:52; Bolton, 
6:20. 

1830. Texas. Sobre la llegada a Matamoros de las goletas Climax y 
Texas con varios norte-americanos. 6:53; Bolton, 6:17. 

1830. Texas. Empresa de Colonizacion de Don Lorenzo de Zavala y 
sus incidentes. d.'o^; Bolton, 6:16. 

1833. Oflcio del Sr. Gobernador del Departamento de Coahuila y Texas, 
5 documentos que acompafia en copia y la nota que contesta el 
encargado de Xegocios de los E. U. del [N'orte, todo relative a la 
insurreccion de Texas. 7:55; Bolton, 7:^7[?]. 

1831. Texas. Correspondencia relativa a la introduccion de esclavos 
a aquel Territorio. 7:56; Bolion, 7:40. 

1833-183-1. Texas. Expedientes relatives a la parte historica, politica, 
y administrativa de sus colonias. 7:57; Bolton, 7:J^7. 

[a] Omitted. 

[b] La Seeretaria de Ifacienda insertando una comunicacion del Sr. 
Santa Ana, relative a la necesidad de mandar a Texas una divi- 
sion que conserve el Territorio que se administre pronta y cum- 
plida justicia a los colonos extranjeros que se liallan establecidos 
en dicho Territorio y pide el piano formado por el Sr. Teran, 
de Texas. 

[c] . 1833. Ortiz, Tadeo, ^obre el estado actual de la antigua pro- 

vincia de Texas, informe dado desde Matamoros el 2 de Febrero 

de 33. 
[Tliis expedionte includes al<o the "communications ])y Tadeo Ortiz 

from Bordeaux" noted in Bolton's Guide as one of the separate 

fxpedipntes composinE: e.rpedientc 47.] 
[d] El Mini-terio de Justicia, acompafiando el TH\<ilamento que ha 

formado para -:^1 viaje v balufliltacidn di^ las fnmilias (^o h)s reos 

«entenciada3 a colon izar asi como sus riombrrs y cantidades con 

que se han socorrido. 



50 Texas Liurary axd PIistoijical C'o-Ai.missiox 

[e] 1833. Oficio dol GolK'rnador dc Coaluiila y expcdientc que 
remite al siiprcnio gobicriio relative a las desagradables occur- 
rencias habidas en el departuiento de Tejas, en solicitiid de 
hacerse independiento el Estado. 

[f] 1833. FA (Tol)ernador de Jali^eo, pobre qnc sc libro la orden 
correspondiento a la comi^aiia de aqiicl Estado, para que entre- 
sriien la cantidad necesaria a la traslaciun de reos de>tinados a 
Texas. 

[g] Xombramiento de Tadeo Ortiz para Director de la Coloiiizacion 
en Texas y sii fallecimiento. 

[h] 1833. Sobre derogaei(3n de articulo 11 de la ley de 6 de Abril 
de 1830. 

1832. Texas. Concesion a Don Lorenzo de Zavala de tierras de aquel 
Territorio y las eapitulaciones sobre que liizo la contrata con el 



Gobierno de aqiiel Estado. 7:5S; BoUoil 



I .-^ 



I.') 



183?. Texas. Dictanien del Lie. Augiistin Perez de Lebrija sobre 
empresa de Colonizacion. .7.'JP; Bolton, 7 :J/6. 

1832. Texas. El Grab Teran pide so aniplie el plazo iijado por la 
ley de 6 de Abril para introduccion de Yiveres en Texas. 7:60; 
Bolton, 7:Jf3. 

1832. Texas. El Gobierno de Qneretaro sobre condiiccion de reos des- 
tinados a colonizar Texas. 7:61: Bolton, 7 :Ji5. 

1832. Texas. El Gobierno de ^licboacan pide que las tropas de la 
Federacion condnzcan a los reos sentenciados a presidio, que deben 
llevarse a Texas. 7 :62; Bolton, 7:44- 

1834. Texas. Infornie i-endido por el Sr. Jnan X. Almonte, primer 
Comisionado para la Colonizacion de Texas, acerea de todo lo rela- 
tivo a la sitiiacion de aquel Territorio. [Appended documents only.] 
8:64; Bolton, S:.5L 

1834. Texas. Corre<pondencia del Sr. Juan X. Almonte acerea de la 
situacion de aquel Teriitorio. S:65; Bolton, S:o2. 

1834. Colonizacion en Texas. So nombrara los Coroneles Juan X. 
Almonte v Jose ^la. Xoriega para el arieglo de diclia colonizacion 
de la dcnida que por continu-ente y tal)acos tiene con la Federacion 
el Gobierno de Coaliuila y Texas. S:66; Bolton, S:4S. 

1834. Texas. Atanasio Galtricl Laisne de Villereque propone intro- 
ducir GOO familias de euro^x^os pa. cobmizar. S :67 ; Bolton, S:')0. 

1834. Corres})()ndencia del Sr. Diaz Xoriega. 2 do Comisionado para la 
Colonizacion de Texas. 0:6S; Bolton, 9:53. 

1834. Austin, Colonos de. Sobre conatos de dicbos colonns para bacersc 
indepondientos. f/:^'>f': Bolton, 9:.'ii. 

1835. Texas. Asuntos relativos 4 la parte hisldric-a. politica, y adinin- 
istrativa de las Coloiiias de a(pi(4 Tci-ritorio. 9:":0: Hot ton, '.>:.j7. 



Second Biennial Ivepokt 51 

fa] 1835. El Eiiearirado de los Xe;]^ocios de los E. U. reniite la 
solieitud de los indios C1ier()(}iiesc'S sobre que se les concedan 
tierras en Texas. [F. 1-5 only.] 

[b] 1835. Inieiativa al Congi-eso proponiendo niedidas realtivas a 
las Colonias de Texas. 

[c] 1835. El Mini-tro de Guerra, sobre que se intenta despojar a 
la tribu de indios Conehatcs do los terrenos quo posecn y temor 
que hay de un rompimiento por la insubordinacion de las colonos. 

[d] 1835. Las comisiones de Gobernacion y Colonizacion del Cou- 
greso general, pidiendo una noticia de las concesiones de terrenes 
que se hay an hecho en Texas. 

[e] 1835. El Ministerio de la Guerra, sobre las medidas que deben 
tomarse para la seguridad de la frontera y estado de las colonias 
de Texas. 

[f] 1835. Almonte, Juan X., comisionado de colonizacion, sobre 
la emigracion de tribus de indios de los E. TJ. del X., al terri- 
torio nacional. 

[g] 1835. Comunicacion confidential del Sr. Coronel Juan X. Al- 
monte sobre asuntos de Texas y medidas que podran adoptarse. 

[h] 1853 [1835]. El ^linistro de Guerra, con relacion a una nota 
del Jefe politico de Xacogdoches, avisa la inquietud que se nota 
en varias tribus de indios, como los Cheroquees y Creks, que 
traten de emigrar al territorio de Texas. 

[i] 1835. Comunicacion del IMinistro de la Guerra al Ministro de 
Relaciones, insertando la del Comandante general de los Estados 
de Oriente, en que pide se permita la introducion en Texas, de 
viveres, de los E. U. 

[j] 1835. Comunicacion de la Secretaria de Guerra trascribiendo 
otra del comandante del Dcpartmento de Marina de Veracruz, 
relativa a las noticias que da el Capitan del ^"'Sancho Panza" 
sobre una golcta salida el 20 de Agosto de Orleans con destino a 
Texas, conduciendo pertrechos de guerra. 

[k] 1835. El Gobernador del I]stado de Tamaulipas comunicando 
la sublevacion de !os colonos de Texas y las hostilidades cometidas 
por estos en la Babia del Espiritu Santo. 

[1] 1835. El Secretario de Guerra traslada una comunicacion del 
Comandante general de los Estados Internes de Oriente, en que 
avisa que los colonos de Aurtri [Austin] estaban vendiendo los 
terrenes baldidos del Estado. 

[m] 1835. Ordcn a la Secretaria de Guerra para que lucgo que 
los Sres. Pedro G^ircia Conde y Constantino Fanuira [Tarnava] 
concluyan las comisiones que tienen, se pongan a disposicion de 
este Ministerio para emplearlos en otra de mayor interes en Texas. 

[n] 1835. El ^rinisterio de Guerra sobre el comercio de armas v 
niuniciones que hace con los indios barbanr-^ Tino compania de 
negociantes americanos, e<tablecida. en las margents del K'io 
Xatchitocbe«. 

[o] 1835. Estractos de varios period ices d(^ Xiieva Orleans, tradu- 
cidos V remitidos al Gobierno desde Matamoros. 



52 Texas Libhahy and IIistokical Co:\i.missiox 

1836. Texas. El Sr, Joso ^[a. GuticiTcz Estrada desmiente la version 
de qe. pretcndia vender el Territorio de Texas a los EE. UU. de 
America. 10:S0; Bolton, 10:02. 

1830. Texas. El Gobernador de Coaluula y Texas informa sobre el 
estado de la ciudad Bejar, por los temores de invacion de los colonos 
e indios barbaros. 10:S1; Bolton, 10:60. 

1836. Texas. Documentos sncltos sobre los asuntos de aqiiel Territorio. 
10:84; Bolton, 10:63. 

1836. Texas. Sobre que los indios Cheroquis que alli existian ban 
regi-esado al pais de su residencia amonestados de la conducta qe 
deben obsen^ar en las actuales circumstancias de la guerra contra 
los colonos. 10:86; Bolton, 10:59. 

1836. Texas. Los hacendados de Orizaba y Cordoba solicitan se des- 
tinen a sus fincas los esclavos que concluida la guerra en Texas, 
deben quedar libres. 10:87 ; Bolton, 10:58. 

h. Secretaria de Belaciones Exteriores. 

1821. CoiTespondencia del Jefe del Ejercito independiente de las tres 

garantias, con el Jefe de los Yndios Lipanes. 
1821. Cartas de James Long al Generalisimo Iturbide y al Ministro 

Herrera. 1 :8.* 

1821. Extrangeros delincuentes . . . Estados Unidos de America. 
Yarios americanos presos en esta Capital solicitan su libertad. 

1822. Misiones Mexicanos en Colombia (Manuel de la Pena y Pena) 
Numero 1 . . . Xombramiento de D Manuel de la Pena y 
Pena para el Ministro de Mexico en Colombia. 1:13. 

1822. Legaciones Extranjeros. Ximio. 1 . . . Estados Unidos. 
Mr. Poinsett Comisionado por el Gobierno de los Estados Unidos, 
para tratar con el de Mexico, asuntos de interes para am])os paises. 

1822. Copias [de cartas de Gutierrez de Lara, Seguin. etc.] 

1822. [Xoticias de Monterrey; Xoticias de las Provs. Ynternas de 
Oxidente.] 

1822-7. Seccion de Gobno. Limitcs no. 2 fo. 142. Lib 1. cconomico 
no. 60 fo. 23. El Capin. Genl. de provincias intrrnas avisando 
con referencia a un parte q. remite q. varia^ familias do los Estados 
L'nidos estan pasandosc a territorio del Imperio. 

1823. Felicitacion del Gobierno Xncional al Ministro de Estado amcri- 
cano, Henry Clay. 1 :S. 

1823. Daniel Stewart solirila la il('\-ohu'i«')n de unos documentos rcfer- 
entes a tiorras en Texas. 1 :S. 



Italicized immbers following titU-s stand for index and cxpcdicntc. 



Secoxd Biennial RErorrr 53 

IS24.. ^lichelena es rocibiilo como A_i:^eiitc Confidcneial Entrevistas con 
Canning — Recommendaciones de la Secretaria. — Oestiones para el 
reconocimiento de la Yndependcncia. 2:03. 

1824. Mediacion intentada por Ynglaterra para la paz y su>pcncion de 
hostilidados entre Espana y los Estados Unidos de America solici- 
tada por ^Mexico. Exp. 11. 

1824:. Se Comnnica a los representantcs de Gobiernos cj^tranjeros en 
Mexico, la proclamacion de la Constitiicion del pai> y las elecciones 
de Presidente y Yice-Presidente de la republica. 1:5. 

1824. Correspondencia entre D. Jose Mariano Michelena y D. Tomas 
Murphy en la iniciacion de relaciones con Francia. 1 :12. 

1824. [Muerte del Sr. Pablo Obregon.] 

1824. Xoticias conunicadas por la Legacion Mexicana. 

1824-25. Correspondencia en general Propositos do Mexico respecta a 
Cuba. Eelaciones con el Brasil Despedida de Michelena. Xego- 
ciacion relativa al reconocimto por la Gran Bretafia de la Ynde- 
pendcncia de la Bepublica Mexicana. ... 2a. correspondencia 
seguida el ano de 1825. 

1824-25. Don Jose Anastacio Torrens Socretario de la Legacion de 
Mexico en Colombia y Encargado de ^N'egocios en la misma. 

1824-25. Eeferente al reconocimiento de la Yndependcncia de ]\[exico 
por el Gobierno ingles. 

1824-25. Mediacion de Ynglaterra en las relaciones de Mexico con 
Espana. Cuba y su anexion a Mexico. 

18?4[23]-28. Xumero 9— Estados Unidos. Obregon, Pablo. Enviado 
Extraordinario y ^[inistro Plenipotencionario en. 

1824-183-. Xegociaciones para obtener el reconocimiento por Espana 
de la Yndependcncia de la Pepiiblica mexicana, empleando para ell a 
la mediacion de Ynglaterra v Francia. En 9 Cnadernos. 2. Con- 
tiene lo practicado en los anos de 1825 y 1S2G. 

1825, Estados Unidos. Polftica exterior. Xoticias con^iinicadas por la 
Legacion mexicana. 

1825. Politica de Mexico. 

1825. E-tados I'nidos. Tratados. Expedientes sobre el decreto del 
Congress de los Estad(^s Unidos autorizando al Presidente para la 
apertura de un camino desde el ^[issouri a Xiievo ^Fexico. Con- 
testacioncs rclativas con el ^finistro Americano que sirven de pre- 
liminares al tratado de li'mites. 

1825. Estados T'nid«^-. Sol)re CoinCercilo (|.\ bac-n lo>: An de-Ameri- 
canos {)()r t] Pio Mi<-iiri. Xnta. A o-te urij-ociniln, lo dcji .•iicoiiien- 
dado el Snr Mini.-tro Dn Liuas Alamaii de (^! mndo siguiuntc: 
Expediente: que dcbe tenerse mui a la \\<{\\ v\\ la lijacinn de limitos 
de los Estados Unidos. y en todo lo relativo a los puutos de admin- 
istracion del Xiicvo ^fcxco. 



54 Texas Library axd Historical Co:\[mission 

1825. Legaeion de los Estados Unidos. Xotas del Miiiistro, Pablo 
Obregon. 

1825. Estados Unidos. Xavigaeion. La Lo,u-acion mexicana comimica 
el abrigo que encuentran los piratas en la Ysla de Cuba y los pasos 
dados por el Gobierno para persegiiirlos. 

1825. Eeninieia el puesto de Ministro de Relaciones, D. Lucas Alaman. 
1:3. 

1825. Francia. Politica exterior. Cartas de D. Jose Ygnacio de 
Basadre sobre las tendencias de Francia de invadir el territorio 
espafiol. 

1825. Estado^; Unidos. Politica exterior. Xoticias comunicadas por 
la Legacioii Mexicana. 

1825. Establecimiento en Mexico de la Junta Promotora de la libertad 
de Cuba. 1:11. 

1825- Estados Unidos. Impresos remitidos a y por la Legacion Mexi- 
cana. Xiimero 14. 

1825. Queja del Consul americano S. S. Wilcox por unos rumores que 
lo complicaban en el proceso seguido a unos falsificadores de raoneda. 
1 :6. 

1825. Sesion Secreta. Ano de 1825. 7 de Abril. De toda preferencia. 
Tratados celel)rados entre su ]\[agGstad el Key del Eeyno Unido de 
la Gran Bretaiia e Irianda y el Exmo. Sor. Presidente de los Es- 
tados ^Mejicanos. Xumo.*35. . . . 

1825. Politica Exterior. Originales de dos notas del ^linistro Ameri- 
cano en S. Petersburgo referentes a la Yndependencia de los nuevos 
Estados de America, y q. confidcncialmente fran(iue6 el Sr. Poinsett. 
En los mismos terminos se le dieron las gracias. 

1825. Isla de Cuba. 

1825. Pelaciones con Ynglaterra. Comunicacion al Encargado de Xe- 
gocios de S. ^F. R. con ocasion de un folleto ]niblicado con el titulo 
*^0 matan a los inglcses 6 el Gobno. los protege." 

1825. ^^apel suelto [Carta de Vicente Pocafucrte.] 

1825. D. Jo^c d(^ Ayala y Aguilar ofrece su persona y quinientos pesos 
para una expedicion en 'oeneficio de la libertad de Cuba. 1 :If. 

1825-26. Comisiuii r-onferida })or el Gobernador ile Xuevo ^lexico a 
D. ^fanuel Escudero para arreglar con el (Jo])ierno de los Estndo> 
Unidos la forma de (Hie los indios barb.iros dejasen do bostilizar 
d la poblaciou stdcntai-ia dd territorio niciuonatlo. 1:20. 

182G. Legacion en los Estados rnidos. Pelativa a Yturlnde. 

1826. Estndos Unidos.* Politica exterior. Xoticias comunicadas por 
la Legacion ^lexicana. 



Second Biexxial Eepoijt 55 

1S'?G. Conicrcio. E. I", de America . . . Consulta del Comandte. 
gral. de la froiitera del Xorte sobre medidas pa. inipedir el Contra- 
bando q. por alii hacen los Americanos. 

18*20. Qiif'ja contra el Consul de los Estados Unidos por Golpes e 
injuria s. 1 :3. 

\^'2(^. Depredaciones de los indios en Coaliiiila y Texas. Yenta de 
armas y miiniciones por ciudadanos americanos. Reclamacion de 
^lexico. 1 :7. 

1826. Reclamacion hecha al ^[inistro de los Estados Unidos, por algn- 
nas f rases vertidas contra ^lexico, por el Ministro americano en 
Espaiia. 1:17. 

1826, 12 Octe. de 1826. X"o. 17. Departamento esterior. Seccion 1. 
Moneda mexicana. El Ministro Plenipotenciario de los Estados 
Unidos de America pidiendo se le de una copia ecsacta del tipo 
usado en esta casa de Moneda para remitirla a la de los Estados 
Unidos. 

1826. Una junta cubana de Veracruz extiende nombramientos a autori- 
dades mexicanas para colectar fondos en beneficio de la libertad de 
Cuba. 1:S. 

1826-1828. Solicitud de Colombia a Espafia por medio de varias poten- 
cias de una tregua por 10 a 20 anos. Intervencion de Mexico en el 
asunto. E.rp. J^S. 

1827. Departmento exterior Session 1. Comercio. El ^[inistro Pleni- 
potenciario de los E-^tados Unidos manifestando los porjuicios q se 
originan a los Comerciantcs de los Estados Unidos en ]\lonclova por 
Ecsisrirseles derechos por las mercancias que introducon en Tejas. 

1S27. Estados Unidos. Tmpresos. Los remitidos a y por la Legacion 
Mexicana. 

1827. Tnforme de Padre P. M. J. Puelles, acerca de los limites de 
Texas. 1 :15. 

1827. Prision de los Generales Xegrete y Ecliavarri. Desordenes en 
Durango. Invasion en Xacogdoclies. 1:S. 

1827. 23 Junio. Departamt<-) esterior ... El ;Ministr() ^[cxicano 
en los Esta<los Unidos: Semite solicitud de la Sra. Viuda del Gen- 
eral Yturvide pidiendo se le pagiie su pension en Veracruz. 

^820. Consules mexicanos. Xumero 6 . . . Estados Unidos Se- 
gura Erasmo Seguin Viceconsul en XiUcbifix-hes 6 Xacogdocbes. 

1827. Estados Unidos. Poiiti<a exterior. Xoticias comiinicudas por 
la Legacion mexicana. 

1827. Extractos de la memoria del Padre Picliardo v de los intornu^s 
del ^rini.-tro y Consul de l']sp;n~ia en los Kstados Enidos, aierca de 
limites de Texas e invasiones on su territorio. l:.',',. 



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56 Texas Library and Historical Co:\aiissiox 

1828. Octe. 16. Xo. 46. Franquecias . . . E. U. de America. 
. . . El Sr. Poinsett pide pase;?^ para su eqaipaje. 

1828. Estados Unidos. Reclamaciones mexicanas. La presentada por 
el Ministro de ^lexico en los Estados al Gobiorno de aqiiella Xacion 
por no liaber permitido el Colector de Cayo Tlueso que el Coman- 
dante del bergantin de guerra mexicano, "Hermon" vendiera parte 
de la carga del bergatin corsario espaiiol "Pioina Amalia" que hizo 
preso en Matanzas, a fin de reponer sns averias para llevarlo a un 
Puerto mexicano. 

1828. Departamento Exterior. . . . Fijando reglas pa. el tras- 
bordo de propiedades enemigas en buques nuestros. Circulada a 
los Agentes Extranges. en 18 de Mayo de 1828. Posteriores aclara- 
ciones fchas. 29 de Agosto y 12 de Sepbre. 

1828. La Sra. Viuda de D. Agustin de Iturbide dando parte por medio 
de su Apoderado q. su hijo mayor pasa al servicio de Colombia. 

1828. Estados Unidos. Limites. La Legacion en Londres comunica 
que corre la noticia entre los circulos diplomaticos de que el 
Gobierno de Mexico ha cedido secretamente a los Estados 
Unidos por la suma de 30 millones de pesos, la Provincia de Texas. 

1828. 14 de Mayo de 1828. Xo. 22 . . . Departemanto Exterior. 
. . . Al Exmo. Sr. D. J. P. Poinsett. Preguntandole a mocion 
de la Secreta. de la Grra. y Marina, cuales son las Leyes vigentes 
en los Estados U. del Xorte America, con respecto a los Buques 
capturados por partes veligerantes con quienes aquellos conservan 
Xeutralidad. 

1828-29. Pretendidas invasiones a Texas, por soldados capitulados espa- 
iioles, residentes en Xueva Orleans. 1 :15. 

1828. Eoberto Owen, solicita permiso para cstablecer colonias en Texas 
e introducir un nuevo sistema social. 

1829. Departamento del extor. . . . Sobre rotiro del ?^r. ^Finistro 
Plenipo. de los Estados Unidos del Xorte D. Jose B. Poinsett. 

1829. Learaciones ^lexieanas. . . . Estados Unidos. Tornel Jose 
Maria. ^Tinistro Plonipoienciario. ]\[ejia Jose Antonio, Sccretario 
de la Legacion. 

1829. El :\[inistro de Ins E. V. del X. el Encargo de Xeg. de S. ^l. B. 
y el Consul de Francia sobre que no se comj^rendan en la ley do 
20 de ^farzo los espauoles subditos de sus respectivas naciones. 

1829. Departamto'. *lel extor. Circular a los Agentes extrangos. resi- 
dentes en la iu^pubca, y a los de esta en el extor sobre la coinnleta 
victoria obtenida ]ior las armas ^Aloxicanas sobre ln> l*>panolfS q. 
invadit-ron la Xacion. 

1829. [Xombramiento y Ynstruceiones del Sr. Jose Ma. Tome!.] 

1829. Estados T^nidos . . . Politica exterior. Xoticias eoiuuni- 
cadas por la Legacion moxieaua. 



Secoxd Biexxial Report 57 

lS')0. Estados Unido^. I.os reniiridos li y por la Lcgacion raexicana. 

1830. Octe. 21. D. Juan Gomez N"avarrete insertando ima esposicion 
de la Sra. Ytiirbide sobre que se le perniita re^idir en el punto q. nia.s 
convenga de los E. U. de A. y soljre que so de nna coloc-acion a su 
hijo mayor en 4a carrera Diplomatica. 

1S33 Tratado de limites con los E. V. de A. Iniciativa sobre el sueldo 
q. deben disfrutar el Comiso. y Geometra q. confe. al arto. 3. del 
Tratado de Limites del)en fijar la linea divisoria en los E. U. y 
de la Eepubca. 

1833. Iniciativa sobre el sneldo q. deben disfrutar el Comisario y 
Geometra q. han de demarcar los limites con los E. TJ. de America 
y gastos q. deben erogarse en esta comision. Es adjunto nn r^fo, 
del S. Montoya. El del Sro. Tornel paso a sn carpeta respectiva 
donde esra la minuta a que contesta. 

c. Archivo del Gohienio, SaltiUo. 

1697. Testimonio de los Autos, y ^ledidas, y Posesion del Puebo de 
ssn ffrancisco de quaguila de la nueba Tascala — Juez — el Cappn 
de Cauos. Corazas Dn. Gregorio de salinas Varona. Gouor. 
1 :3^ 

1693. Autos sobre lo execucion dela El Cedula sobre las misiones de 
Coaguila y procedimiento — 1 del The Eiego Eamon. ... 2 Dn 
Diego de Yergra Gauiria. J :10_. 

Expedte. sobre que se traslade la Mision de S. Buenava. a las lomas del 
paso de las Mancas. [1G98.] 7 :1S. 

1699.Pedimto. del Cabo. de la Yilla al Govor. D. Franco. Cuerbo y 
Valdes para que se obligue a los Yecinos que tiencn semillas en- 
cerradas las saquen pa. ve7idcrlas al publico. 1 :22. 

1701. Yarios despachos librados pr el Yirrey D. Jose Sarmiento apro- 
bando varias providoncias del Govor. Cucrba y A^aldes. 1:27. 

1702. Testimonio de la parte rolativa a Yn Despacho del Yirrey pa. 
que a las Yglesias de las misiones se les diera vn ornamento, vn 
caliz, patena, y vna Campana. 1 :2S, 

1703. Eevista de Armas y caballos pasada pr. el Genl. D. ^[atias de 
Aguirre a la coni])a. de osta villa y tres memoriales de Soldados 
sobre remplazo. liol. 

1704. Elecciones de Golier. y Gabildo del ruel)lo de Caudela dosapro- 
badas pr. el. Govor. D. ^latias de Aguirre a indujo d(^ los Eeligiosos. 
1:S5. 

1711. Exp*^dicnte, did titiilo do jirnl' idor iU> ^'ndios on fa\or de Du 
Juan de ^lencbaca Superior Gouno 1711. li-th- 



ItaliciztHl numbers followiii':: tiths imlicnto byjajo and c.vpt tUcntc. 



58 Texas Ltbiuky axd Historical Co^imissiox 

1714. Ynforniaeion rceihiila al^on^^iios Yiidios pr. roba de Caballos q. 
hicieron. por el Capn. Diego Ivaiiion en la Elision de Jesus. 1:51. 

1716. Autos fhos Sobre Varies punitos y prouidenzias de Coagxiila. 
1 :o7. 

1718. Expediente forniado a consecuencia de la destrucion total de las 
Miciones de Xadadores y Sn Buenava. pr. los Yndios tripas 
blancas comandados pr. diego A^aldes, capn. de las Xaciones del 
Oriente. 1 :60. 

1719. Yarios bandos y demas providencias dictadas pa. la pacificacion 
y Sosiego de las ^[iciones de la Prova. y de los Yndios alzados 
expedidas pr. el Gobno. de Coahuila el ^Marques de S. Migl. de 
A.guayo. 1 :62. 

1730. Testinionio de varies despachos librados pr. el Yirrev Marques 
de Casafuerte. 2;.9i[?]. 

1732. Despachos librados pr. el Yirrey Marques de Casa fuerte sobre se 
establescan las Alcabalas en las Provincias de Yiscaya Sinaloa, 
Sonora, Coaha., Eno de Leon, y Xvo Mejico. 1:S8. 

173-1. Requisitoria librada.pr. el Justicia de Parras contra los Y^ndios 
q. en ella se espresan. 1 :98. 

1735. Rl. Cedula que inserta el Bre])e de Su Santidad pa. que en los 
Dominios de Yndios no puedeu los Religiosos ni clerigos Seculares 
tratar^ ni contratar aun pr. interposita persona. 1 :105. 

1736. Testimonio de la Ereccion del Presidio del Sacramento, a diez 
leguas mas abajo de las ajuntas de los Rios del Xorte y Conchos. 
1:110. 

1737. Autos de Yisita practicada en la Provincia pr. el Govor. D. 
Clcmente de la Garza Falcon. 2:120. 

1738. Represcntacion qc'. liacen el Capitan D. Miguel de la Garza fal- 
con, el tenicnte ^luzquiz. el Alferes Rodriguez, Sargentos, Cabos, 
y Soldados pa. la trasladacion del Presidio del Sacramento, al Rio 
de Sn Diego: v diligeiicias practicadas en su consecuencia por el 
Genl. D. Clemcnte de la Garza falcon. 2:12S. 

1738. Autos sobre la Fundazion de la Villa de el ^[ineral en el 
ymnuMliato de el Xonibre de Jesus . . . 22t's. 2:131. 

1738. Dcsciibrimto. del ^Fiiicral en el Eoiuerio de Peyotes, y Denuncios 
y Registros de <us :\rinas. 2:hM [/;/>] 

1730. RcL'lamo ([ue hizo la E>^<|uadra do vn cabo y Solds. que fueron 

a Bejar con el Caj^n. D. /lose \'rrutia pa. ([Uc se les })rovea de 

caballos y vivere< por liabcM* queda(b) -in ellos en vn eiicuentro con 
los Yndios Apaclu-s. , J ;/.'//. 

175'^ y JT-")."). 're>tlinu)ni() de los Autos de ^'i^sita de esta Provinzia de 
San Francisco de Coagiiila Neuba Kxtreinadura, sus Prezidios, 
Anexsos, v Mi>iones. Feehos por. El General Don Pedro de Rabago 
V TheraiL .;;/::. 



Secoxd Biennial Eeport 59 

Autos (le la Yissitta general de estta Provinzia de Sa Franco, de 
Coaguila, siis Presidios; Pueblos y ^lissiones, fechos por el Gral. 
Don Garzia de Pruneda, Governador. 3:178. 

VtoL Autos fhos a pedimento de la pane de los Yndios Apaches nom- 
inados .4 tajes, y otros q. se han agregado en las sercanias del Precidio 
del Eio Grande sre. pretender poblar en va paraje llamado Sn. 
Rodrigo. 3:1S2. 

1T50 y 1757. Testimonio de los Autos de Yissita de esta Provincia 
de San Francisco de Coahuila Xueua Estremadura. Fecho por. El 
Theniente Coronel dn. ^figuel de sesnia y escudero, del horden de 
Santiago, Comte. de Dragones que guarnezen la Plaza de la Xueua 
Veracruz, Governador. y Theniente de Capitan General de esta dicha 
Provincia. 3:.:^0I^, ^ " • 

1757. Auttos seguidos sobre dependencias deuidas a las Misiones de 
Sn. Juan Baptista y Sn Bernardo del Pio grande del Xorte. 3:199. 

IT GO. Testimonio de los Autos de la Pesidencia publica, y secretta que 
se le ha tornado a el Theniente Coronel de Ynfantteria Dn. Angel 
de San Franco de Coaguila, sus thenientes y dernas Ministros. 
Xum. 23 Jues de ella. Dn. Jzinto de Barrios y Juaregui. . . , 

4.21 i . 

1700. Autos de buen govierno por el Gobor. D. Jacinto de Barrios. 
1^:211 {h\s\. 

1700, 1761 y 1762. Testtinionio de los Auttos de A^ssita de estta 
Provincia de San Francisco De Coag-uila, Xueba Estremadura. 
Fecha por Dn. Jazintto de Barrios y Jauregui. . . . }^:223. 

1701. Pepresentacion de los vecinos de S. Ferndo. sobre los males que 
les cansan los Yndios Apaches. .k:229. 

1706. Bandos de buen govierno pr. el Govor. D. Jacinto de Barrios 
desde dho aho al de 1768. h:2.ll. 

1«07. Expediente sobre cjiie se publique por Bando en los Presidios 
la orden de qe. ningun vocino compre mulas 6 cal)allos a los Sol- 
dados bajo de las penas que espresa. 1^:2 Ji2. 

1"T0. Bandos de Buen Gobo. pr. el Govor. D Jacobo de Ygarte. 1^:251. 

l'T2. Testimonio de la Entrega de la ^Fission dc San Bernardo del 
Pio Gramle del Xortte. A los Ps. Ps. de la Santa Prnva de Xali^sco. 
h :2.i6. 

1775. Ynstancin de Jo-ef Policnrpo v demns Yndios de la Afision de 
Snn Juan Bautisrn del Pio grande del Xorte sobr^^ (pie ])or los 
Religioso- que actuahnciUe la adniinisti-ai) st^ s'gn el misino metodo 
que los de la santa <'n.iz dc (}ueretaro on el repartimiento de ropas 
v buen trato. ~>:?69. 



60 Texas Library and Historical Commissiox 

IT 75. Causa formada por el CoronL Baron de lUpporda Govor. de la 

Proa de los Texas, contra dos cuadrillas de Yecinos de el Preso de | 

San Antonio de Bexar, y Villa de San Fernando que Carnearon de j 

este Lado de el Pio de Guadalupe por enero, y Fcbrero de este Ano, ;; 

en los Ganados de las ^Eisiones de la Baliia del Sptu Sto, y de la | 

Concepcion, y Abiendola sentenciado por si, liicieron los compre- I 

hendidos su corre[s]pondiente Pecurso al Snr Conite Gral de las j 

Probincias Ynternas de este Peyno de Xueba Espaiia, que desanro- ] 

bando todo lo hecbo por el dicbo Govor lo Multo en cien pesos, i 

Mandando de bolber a los sentenciados las ^lultas, y Penas Pecu- i 

niarias en que fueron Condenados, de que ha sido Juez Egecutor • 
el coronl. Dn. Domingo Ca hello Governador Actual de dicha Proa, 

quien Debuelbe al snr Comte. Gral segun se le ^^landa, las Dili- i 

gencias Egecutadas en clicho Asunto. 6:270. t 

1777. Presidio de Eio grande. 5:27S. 

1777. Presidio de Eio gvQ. 5:21k. 

177S. Texas. Diligencias contra Juan Antonio Diaz y su hermno 
Jph. flannel por sospechas de Comercio ilicito eon los de ^N'atchi- 
toches. 5:268. 

1778. -Correspondencia que comprehend e la Pason que dieron los Pueb- 
los de esta Prova. de las Arnuis Polvora v Valas que en Tiempo del 
Govor. Dn. Jacovo de Ugarte Vinieron de la Ciudad Se repartieron, 
y Yendieron a varios Yesinos de esta Provincia De todo lo qual se 
die quenta a la Comandaneia Gral. segun mando por olicio y en el 
Legajo de ellos se hallara la razon que se dio en un Estado, por el 
Coronl. Don Juan de IJgalde Cauallero del orden de Santiago 
Govor. de esta Prova. 5:301. 

1778. Ynstancias de Santiago ^Fartinez Yecino de la Yilla de Gigedo, 
Governador de Coaguila, y de Francisco de Arailago y demas Ere- 
deros del Pancho de Sta. Monica Sobre que se les conceda liciencia 
para coger ^lestenas Pcpresentacion del Capitan de Eio grande 
D. Manl. de Cerecedo y Yelasco Sobre una Eeconil)encion del Sr. 
Govor. de la Provincia, \^oy querer exigir 2 rs. de cada cabeza de 
Meztefias, que en virtud de licencia de este Gefe cogieron los vecinos 
de la Yilla de Giiredo. Todos incidentes del vando mandada Pub- 
licar en la Provincia de Texa« a 1-1- de Enero do 1T78. 5:307. 

177S. Yisita gral practicada por D. Juan de Ygalde como Govor. 
de la Prova. 5:310. 

1778. Dilijiencias practicadas por (d S. Govornadnr de Texas Sobre 
Que una Yndia llamada ^Faria de Jesus Eefugio. sc asegura y 
reiiiita nl obrnge de Patos y Bonanza a cumplir el (Kstierro a que 
se halla condcnado [lor li>s dclitos d^ bnniicidid v Atluhei'io <(ue 
eonietio m tonipania dci ^'ndio I'rnncix'o {]c Ai-(U'ha }" Pmvidrncias 
toinadas por e-ie Siipor. (^ovici-no piira c()[)i'l('i- a la entrcga de <lha 
Yndia, al Padre Fr. ]\Iiguel de Sta. ]\raria, Prrsidente del ITospicio 
de Boca do Lcones que la detenia y (nndtava: Vid. el expte. Xo. o'2 
st'bre ol Yndio Arorlia. C(>ncluido. 5:363. 



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178*2. [El Arrendamiento de las Eeak^ Alcabalas de Santa Maria de las 
Parras.] 5:363. 

ITST-SS. Seis Oficios dirigidos por el Govor. Dn. Eafael Martinez 
Pacbeco al Comandte. Gral. Dn. Jacobo Vgarte y Loyola, Sobre 
Ganados Orejanos, y existencia que liavia en Caxa^ de la pension que 
pagan los'vecinos que los eojen. 6:3S6. 

1T,"^S. Expcdiente Instruido por el Alcalde Mayor de Parras Sobre que 
Kinda cuentas al Admor. de las Salinas del Alamo de Parras, cuyos 
productos corresponden a El. Haciendo. 6:387. 

1703. Expediente Sobre el recibo de los Yasos Sagrados, y demas 
Vtensilios de la Mision de San Antonio Yalero. 7:^39. 

1703. Sobre que la Testamentaria de Dn. Manuel Fernandez vecino 
que fue de Parras satisfaga 001 ps 1 rl. a las Temporalidades de 
dho Pueblo. 7:.^S1. 

1703. Ynformacion sobre robo de Bestias hecho a los Lipanes por dos 
baqueros de la mision de Sn. Joseph y varies Yndios tanealiues. 
7:U0. 

1703. Pedro Florez vecino de San Antonio de Bexar se queja de la 
providencia que contra el tomo el Govor. Dn. Manuel Mufioz por 
varias Eeses que mato en su ranciio. 7:JfJ^2. 

170i. Ynventario de los bienes de Temporalidad de la Micion de la 
Purisima Concepcion, entregados a los Yndios de ella consigte. a 
ora del Sor, Comte. Gral Briger. D Pedro N"ava de 10 de Abril de 
este corrte." ano comuncada al Govor. de esta Prova. de los Tejas, 
I Tene Coronel Dn. :\[anuel Muiios. 7:U7. 

1701. Consulta del Yllmo. Sor. Obispo del Xuevo Eeyno de Leon 
sobre la orn expedida en 10 de Abril de este ano para el nianejo 
de los bienes de Yndios : y oficios de Dn. Manuel ^lunos Govor. 
de la Provincia de Texas y del Pe. Presidte. de aquellas Misiones 
sobre las deudas que tienen algunas en haver entregando los man- 
comunes de parte de ellas a los Indies y no poderse egecutar lo 
propio en otras. 7 :4Jf8. 

1701:. Ynventario de los bienes de Temporalidad de la Mision de Sn. 
Juan Capistran. entregados con arreglo a orn del Sr. Comte. Gral 
de estas Provincias A^nternas de Xueva Espanna, Briger. Dn. Pedro 
de Xava, a los A^ndios de ella ]ir. el Govor. D. ^lanuel ^luiios. 
7:J,40. 

1«0(>. El Director grab, de la Eenta del Tabaco remite copia de 
Expedte. sobre el c'omercio de Cigarros abilitandoles yiov moneda que 
se hace en el Presidio do hi Bahia del Espiritu Santo: on solicitud 
de Supor. resolucion. 7;'/7.'/. 

1"07. LI Governador Dn. ^fanuel ^Funoz da ])arte de bav. rso prosen- 
tado en el Presidio de la Bahia del Espiritu Santo !)7. Yndios 
Cocos y Carancacriiaces solicitando congregarse en la Mision del 
Eosario: y pide resohicion en el asiinto. 7;./^^^. 



62 Texas Library and Historical Com:missiox 

1798. El Cavdo. o Ayuntamiento de Sn. Antonio de Brxar, product' 
varias qiiejas contra al Govor. Manl. Muiioz. S:Jf01. 

1798. Eepre>ontacion del sindico Procurador y vecinos de Candela 
sobre senalamiento de cgidos a la Villa. 8:500, 

1798. Sobre liaverse dcstinado al obrage de Encinillas. al Caiitivo Man- 
uel Peres, por indicios de que quei'ia volverse a los Lipanes. S:Jf92. 

1800. Criminal Contra Tomas Liendo, Prudencio Quintoro, y Faustino 
de Luna, acusados de haver muerto alevosaniente, aun Yndio e 
Yndia, Comanches, la tarde del 1 de Marzo. . . . 9:511. 

1800. Dilixencias practicadas contra el Rec Jose Maria Peiia : por 
algunas raterias v sospechas de complicacion con las Xaciones del 
Xorte. . . . '9:518. 

1801. El teniente letrado de la Yntenda. de Sn. Luis Potosi, consulta 
sobre el abastecimto. del papel sellado en las Provas. de Coaguila v 
Texas. 9:522. 

1805, Jan. '^8. Salcedo to the Governor of Coahuila, transmitting docu- 
ments regarding the exaction of tithes {diezrnos) in Coahuila. 
9:5.!fcS. 

1805. Diligencias practicadas contra Julian Grande por acusacion que 
le resulta de ser el que a dado merito a que en la Gaceta del Xache 
se expresasen falsamte. cosas contra el Govierno y Ministro Eclo. 
de Xacogdoches. . . . 9:550. 

1805. Ynventario de los ornamentos y demas vtilc:^ correspondites. 
a la Mision secularizada de S. Anto. A^alero y los de la Capilla del 
Extinguido Presidio de los Adaes, que recivio Dn. Anto. Cordero. 
Govor. de Tejas. 9:553. 

1806. Expediente formado sobre visita practicada pr. el Admor de 
Monclova en el Fielato de Bexar de cuyas resultas quedo separado 
Dn. Luis Galan qe. lo servia. . . . 10:568. 

Real Presidio de la Bahia del Esptu Santo. . . . Criminal Contra 
los Yndios Carancahuases . . . por haver herido alevosamte. 
con flecha a ^liguel Soto Caporal de la del Espiritu *^i,lnto. . . . 
10:589. 

1806. Solicitud de Dn. Luis Galan flel que fue del estanco de tabacos 
de Sn. Antonio de Bexar, sobre que se le confiera la Administra- 
cion de dho estanco, independte. del Admor. de Coaguila Dn. Tomas 
Flores. 10:567. 

1808. Propo-iciones de Dn. .lose Posi para estaldecer en Bexar pnr 
cinco anos una fabrica de Losa Comun, baxo el nombre de Alfal- 
feria. 10:601. 

1808. Pi-odueido de los bicnes (pie dexo en Bexar y Xacogdoches Du 
Francisco Rouquier. 10:600. 



i 



SeCOXD BiEXNIAL liEPOKT G3 

1809. Demanda de Da. Ma. Josefa Garcia viiida del Ciriijano D. Ygno. 
.\[unive contra el Sargto. D. Andres Ciirbiere. 10:621. 

1809. Consiilta del Sor. director gral de xVduanas sobre alcabala de 
efectos que se introdiicen on la Provincia do Coagnila de la de 
Texas; y acerca de las harinas que de la primera se extraen para 
la Segnnda. 10:621^. 

1818. Siimaria Ynforniacion Sobre Contrabando contra el Americano 
Dele. . . . 18:709. 

1822. El Br. D Jose Antonio Gnttierrez sobre debolncion de bienes con- 
fiscados por el anteror. Govno. a su lierniano D Bernardo, por 

adicto al sistema de Yndependa. 11^:733. 

• 

1824. Expediente proniovido pr. el ciudno. Jose Eafael Enrriquez 
Sobre que se perndta repoblar la villa Palafox con 31 familias de 
las que vivieron en ella, v 16 mas que se ofrecen ir de Xueva Colonia. 
15:756. 



64 Texas Library and Historical Co:\imissiox 

4. PERIODICALS AXD XEWSPAPEKS KECEIVED. 

a. Periodicals. 

American City. m. X. Y. 

American Forestry, m. Washington. 

American Uas Light JournaL w. N. Y. 

American Historical Review, q. N. Y. 

American Journal of Sociology, m. Chicago. 

A. L. A. Rouklist. m. Chicago. 

American Review of Reviews, m. N. Y'. 

American Academy of Political and Social Science. Annals. Phil. 

Atlantic ^Monthly. Boston. 

American Library Association. Bulletin, bi-m. Chicago. 

Association for International Conciliation. Bulletin, m. N. Y. 

Book Review* Digest, m. Minneapolis. 

Bulletin of Bibliography, m. Boston. 

Central Law Journal, w. St. Louis. 

Christian Science Journal, m. Boston. 

Collier's Weekly. N. Y'. 

The Commoner, w. Lincoln. 

Confederate Veteran, m. Nashville. 

Cumulative Book Index, m. Minneapolis. 

Current Literature, m. N. Y^. 

The Dial. s-m. Chicago. 

Educational Review, m. N. Y. 

Engineering and ^Mining JournaL w. N". Y''. 

E^ngineering Magazine, m. N. Y. 

-Equity Series, q. Philadelphia. 

"Everybody's ^lagazine. m. N. Y'. 

'The Financial Age. w. X. Y. 

•Good Roads Magazine, m. N. Y. 

•Gulf Coa~st IMagazine. q. Kingsville, Texas. 

Hampton's ^Magazine, m. X. Y. 

Harvard Law Review, m. Cambridge. 

Index, to Logal Periodicals and Law- Library Journal, q, Boston. ' 

Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, bi-in. 

Chicago. 
Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, a. Springfield. 
La Fcllette's Weekly Ma^razine. ^Madison. 
Library Journal, m. X. Y. 
Literary Digest, w. X. Y". 
Logical Point ^Magazine, m. Xew Orleans. 
Maryland Historical Magazine, q. Baltimore. 
!NrcCIure's Magazine, m. X. Y. 
^lunicipal Engineering, m. Indianapolis. 
Municipal Journal and Engineering, w. X. Y'. 
The X'ation. w. X. Y. 
Xational ^^lagazine. m. Boston. 
X'ational :\rontlilv. ButTalo. 
Outlook, w. X.' Y. 
Overland Monthly. San Fran(Msco. 
Political Science Review, q. r>altimore. 
Practical Engineer. • m. Chicago. 
Progressive IIou>ton. m. Uou•^ton. 
The Public, w. Chicago, 
Pulilic Libraries, m. Chicago. 
Public Scrvici^ m. Chicafro. 
Publishers' Wockly. X. Y.^ 

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, m. ^linnoapolis. 
Rice Industrv. m. Houston, 



Second Biennial Eeport 65 

scientific American with Supplement, w. N. Y. 

S«'\v;inee Review, q. Sewanee. 

S>uth Atlantic Quarterly. Durham. 

Southern Indu-^trial and Lumber Review, m. Houston. 

Southwestern Klectrician. m. Houston. 

Southwestern Pharmaceutical Journal, m. Dallas. 

S{>ecial Libraries, m. Boston. 

Survey, w. N. Y. 

IVxas Bankers' Journal, m. Houston. 

Tv'xas Board of Health. Bulletin, m. Austin. 

Trxas Department of Agriculture. Bulletin, bi-m. Austin. 

Texas Magazine, m. Houston. 

Texas Medical Journal, m. Austin. 

Texas ^Methodist Historical Quarterly. Georgetown. 

Texas Presbyterian, m. Dallas. 

Texas Railway Journal, m. Fort Worth. 

Texas Realty Journal, m. Houston. 

Texas School ^Magazine, m. Dallas. 

Texas State Historical Association. Quarterly. Austin. 

Twentieth Century Magazine, m. Boston. 

University of Texas. Bulletin, s-m. Austin. 

United States 

Bulletin of the Bureau of Education. 

Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor. 

Bulletin of the Bureau of Klines. 

Bulletin of the Bureau of Standards. 

Catalog of Copyriglit Entries. 

Congressional Record. 

Crop Reporter, m. 

Daily Consular and Trade Reports. 

Ex[>eriment Station Record, m. 

Monthly Bulletin of the Library U. S. D. A. 

Monthly Catalogue of L'nited States Public Documents. 

^fonthly List of State Publications. 

Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance. 

Monthly Weather Review. 

Xaval i\redical Bulletin, q. 

Omcial Gazette of the United States Patent Office, w. 

Public Health Reports, w. 
Voter, m. Chicago. 

William and ]\[arv College Quarterlv. Williamsburg. 
World's Work. m. N. Y. 
Vale Review, q. New^ Haven. 

&. Insurance Journals. 

The insurance journals listed below are received by the State Library through 
t!ie courtesy of the Commissoner of Insurance and Banking. 
American Agency Bulletin, m. Boston. 
American Exchange and Review, m. Philadelphia. 
Tho Argus, tri-m. Chicago. 
Assurance, m. X. Y. 

I'altimore Underwriter, s-m. Baltimore. 
pMst's Insurance Xews. m. N. Y. 
IJt'st's Life Insuranco Xew^. m. X. Y. 
The Budtret. m. Baltimore. 
The lUilietin. m. T<ironto. 
Th«^ Chronicle, w. ^Montreal. 
'1 !i.' l-'ralcrnal Monitor, m. Uocht'-tfr. 
1 lie Indicator, s-m. Detroit. 
Insurance, w. X. Y. 
Tli«> Insurance Age. m. X'^. Y. 



66 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

The Insurance Field. (Fire and Casualty edition.) w. Louisville. 

The Insurance Field. (Life edition.) w. Louisville. 

The Insurance Herald, av. Atlanta. 

The Insurance Index, (American edition.) m. N. Y. 

The Insurance Journal. bi-\v. Hartford. 

The Insurance Leader, m. St. Louis. 

The Insiu'ance ^lagavcine. m. Kansas City. 

The Insurance News, m. Philadelphia. 

The Insurance Observer, s-m, N, Y. 

The Insurance Post. s-m. Chicago. 

The Insurance Press, w. N. Y. 

Insurance Kegister. m. Philadelphia. 

Insurance Report, m. Denver. 

The Insurance Times, m, N, Y. 

The Insurance Vindicator, s-m. New Orleans. 

The Interview, m. N. Y. 

Life Association News. m. N. Y. 

Life Insurance Courant. m. Oak Park, 111. 

The Life Insurance Independent, m. N. Y. 

Matson's Monthly. Indianapolis. 

The IVIutual Insurance Journal, m. Lincoln, Neb. 

jNIutual Lnderwriter. m. Rochester. 

The National Ecomunist. m. Des Moines. 

Northwest Insurance News. m. Portland, Ore. 

Office and Field, m. Toronto. 

Pacific L^nderwriter. s-m. San Francisco. 

Philadelphia Intelligencer, m. Philadelphia. 

The Record, m. N. Y. 

Rough Notes, w. Indianapolis, 

The Southeastern Underwriter, m. Atlanta. 

The Spectator, w. N. Y. 

The Standard, w. Boston. 

The Surveyor, bi-w. N. Y. 

The United States Review, w. Philadelphia. 

Views, m. Washinfrton. 

The Vigilant, m. N. Y, 

The Weekly Underwriter. N. Y. 

Western Insurance Review, m. St. Louis. 

Western Review, m, Chicago. 

c. Library and Library Commission Puhlications. 

American Library Association. Bulletin, bi-m. Chicago. 
California State Library. Sacramento, News Notes of Calfornia Libraries. 
Carnegie Library of Pittsburg, ^lonthly Bulletin. 
Carnegie Library of San Antonio. Quarterly Bulletin, 
Chicago Public Library Book Bulletin, m. 
Indiana. State Library. Indianapolis. Bulletin, bi-m. 

Indiana Public Library Commission. Indianapolis. Library Occurrent, q, 
Iowa Library Commission, Des ^foines. Iowa Library Quarterly, 
Library Journal, m. N, Y, 
!Maine State Library. Bulletin, q. 

Minne=iota Public Library Ctmuni-sion. St, Paul. Library Notes and News. 
New Hampshire Librarie-.. Bulletin of. q. 

Now York Departinent of F.ihic.ition. Albany. New York Libraries, q. 

P>ulletin. m. 



New 


York 


Public 


Li 


brai 


V. N. 


Y. 


Nortl 


1 Can 


lina L 


br 


1 !V 


I'.ullc 


t'lU. 


Publi 


e Lib! 


aries. 


m 


. ( 


liicau. 


.. 



Rhode I-lantl DepartuM-ist of I'-ducation. Providence, Library Bulletiti. q. 

Ros4^nberg Library l>ulletin. bi-m. 

Vermont Library ('ojumi«-ion. Bulletin, q. 

Virginia Stat«' Library. Richmond, Biilletin. q. 

Wisconsin i''r»'e l.il)rar\- Conuni<>ion, ^^ladison. Wisconsin I^ibrarv Bulletin. 



Second Biennial Eeport G7 

d. Texas Newspapers. 



Abilene: The Abilene Semi-weekly Reporter. T. and F. 

Abilene: The Western Evangel. W. 

Alto: The Alto Herald. F. 

Angleton: The Angleton Times. F. 

Aspermont: The Aspermont Star. Th. 

Austin: Das Woclienblatt. Th. 

Austin Daily Statesman. 

Current Issue. S. 

Texas Vorwaerts. F. 

Austin Daily Tribune. 
Ballinger : The Banner-Leader. F. 
Beaumont: The Daily Enterprise. 
Beeville: Beeville Picayune. F. 
Bellville: The Bellville' Times. Th. 
Brenham: Brenham Evening Press, d. 
Bridgeport: Wise County Index. F. 
Bryan: The Bryan Eagle. Th. 

Calvert: The Calvert Picayune and Courier-Chronicle. Th. 
Carthage : The Panola Watchman. W. 

East Texas Register. 
Childress : Tlie Childress Index. F. 
Clairemont : The Kent County News. F. 
Claude: The Claude News. F. 
Cleburne: The Weekly Enterprise. Th. 
Comanche : The Pioneer Exponent. F. 
Corsicana: Corsicana Di^mocrat and Truth. F. 
Crockett: The Crockett Courier. Th. 
Cuero: The Cuero Daily Star. 
Cumby: The Cumby Rustler. F. 
Dalhart: The Dalhart Texan. S. 
Dallas: The Baptist Standard. Th. 

Dallas Morning Xews. d. 

Dallas Times-Herald, d. 

Texas Christian Advocate. Th. 

Farm and Ranch. S. 
Decatur: The Decatur Xews, Th. 
Denison: The Industrial Record. S. 

The Denison Semi-Weekly Herald. T. and F. 
Denton : Record and Chronicle. Th. 
Devine: The Devine News. Th. 
Elgin: The Elgin Courier. Th. 
Floresville: Wilson County Journal. W. 
Fort Worth: The Texas Farm Co-Operator. W. 

Fort Worth Record, d. 

The Union Banner. S. 
Galveston: The Galveston Daily News. 
Garland: The Garland News. F. 
Georgetown: Williamson Countv Sun. Th. 
Gidding^: Giddings Deutsclies Volksblatt. Th. 
Gilmer: Upshur County Echo. Th. 
(/Joldthwaite: The Goldthwaite Eagle. F. 
Graford: The Gratord ?*[onogram. F. 
Grand Saline: The Grand Saline Sun. Th. 
(Jroenville: Tiie Greenvillo Banner. W. 

Greenville Messenger. F. 
Grocsbeek: Grn. <])fc"k Journal. Th. 
Grovetou: The Trinitv Countv Star. F. 
ITallett^ville: Hallott^ville TTcVald. F. 

The Tralh'tt>.villo N.>\v Era. F. 
Hask.'ll: The ITa^krll Vrw Pre.^. S. 
lliggiu>: The lliL'L'ins N* us. Th. 



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Texas Library and Historical CoM^mssiox 



Hillsboro: The Hillsboro :\Iirror. W. 
Hondo: Tlie Hondo Anvil Herald. S. 
Honey Grove: The Weekly Texas Citizen. F. 
H'li.^ton: Houston Chronicle, d. 

Houston Post. d. 

The Houston Labor Journal. S. 

State Topics. S. 

The Stylus. 

Texas Deutsche Zeitung. Th. 
Irving: The Irving Index. S. 
Jacksboro : Jacksboro Gazette. Th. 
Jefferson: JelYerson Jimplecute. F. 
Karnes Citv: The Karnes Citation. Th. 
Kingsvilh':' The Gulf Coast Record. F. 
Knox City : The Knox Southwestern Journal County 
Kosse: The Kosse Cyclone. Th. 
Ladonia: The Ladonia Xews. F. 
La Grange: La Grange Journal. Th. 

Svoboda. T. 
Lancaster: The Lancaster Herald. F. 
Laredo: Laredo Weekly Times. Sun. 
Livingston: Polk County Enterprise. Th. 
Lockhart: Lockhart Post. Th. 
:Marble Falls: Marble Falls Messenger. Th. 
Marfa: The New Era. S. 
Marlin: The Marlin Democrat. W. and S. 
Mason: The Mason County News. F. 
Mesquite: The Texas Mesquiter. F. 
Mexia: The :\IexiaMVeekly Herald. Th. 
Nacogdoches: The Weekly Sentinel. Th. 
Omaha: The Omaha Breeze. W. 
Palestine: The Palestine Advocate. F. 
Panhandle: The Panhandle Herald. F. 
Pearsall: Tlie Pearsall Leader. Th. 
Plainview: Hale ( ountv Herald. F. 
Pviesel: The Pie-el Rustler. F. 
Rockdale: The Rockdale Reporter. Th. 
Rockport: The Rockport Enterprise. F. 
Rock Spring-: Tlio lUistler-Sta.ndard. S. 
Sabinal: The Sabinal Sentinel. F. 
San Antonio: El Regidor. ' Th. 

San Antonio Daily Express. 

The Texas Stockman and Farmer. W. 
San Augustine: Thr San Augustine Tribune. 
San Saba: Tlie San Saba Countv News. Th. 

The San Saba Star. F. 
Savoy: The Savoy Star. F. 
Schuk'uborg: Schulenl)eriir Sticker. Th. 
Si'aly: The Scaly New^. ' F. 
Seguin: Tlie Seguiu Enterprise. F. 
Seymour: The l>aylor County Banner. F. 
Sinton: San Patricio County News. Th. 
Stcj)lienvill(': The Tribune. F. 
Sterling City: Sterling City News-Record. F. 
Sulpliur Springs: The Su]])liur Springs C4azette. F. 
Tahoka : Lynn County News. F. 
Taylor: ThV Tavlor j'ournal. Th. 

Tli^" Tayb,r \\Vekly T.-xan. V. 
Tempb:»: The Temjile Mirror. S. 
Throckmorton: Throckmorton Times. F. 
Waco: Si^nu- Weekly Tribune. W. and S. 
Waxahachie: The U'axahaelue Enterprise. F. 
West: The West Times. F. 



News. F. 



Second Biexxial Eepokt 69 



Wichita Falls: Wichita Weekly Times. F. 
Yoakum: Yoiikum Weekly Herald. Th. 
Boston: The Christian Science Monitor, d. 
Lincoln: The Commoner. 
Mexico: The Mexican Herald, d. 
Pasadena : Pasadena Daily News. 

5. PRINCIPAL GIFTS. 



\frieck. I. D '. 


Vols. 


Pams. 
30 


Agricultural Experiment Station, Texas 

Aiken E J 


. /. . . i 


12 


\labama . . 


2 




AmpriPfin T^n r A'^iOpi;if ir>n . . 


2 




American National Bank, Austin 

Aniericcin Pharmaceutical Association 

\rkansas 




1 


Bavlor Universitv 


G 


Birl, Charles S. . 






Bonner. John H 




1 


Boukwalter J W 






Branch James R 










12 


Bureau of Railway Economics 

Burleson. A. S 


3 

16 


15 


f^jilifornifl ... . . . . 


5 


«> 


( anada 


12 





Carneo;ie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching 


5 




Carneirie Hero Fund Commission 




o 


Chilton, F. B 


1 




Collef>e of Industrial Arts. Texas 




10 


Colorado Af^ricultural Colleoe 




1 


Commercial National Bank, Houston 


2 




Comptroller Texas 


1 




Conference for Education in Texas 

Conference for Education in the South 

Connecticut 


2 

3 

23 


20 




6 




Department of A<^riculture, Texas 


2 


12 


Department of Insurance and Banking, Texas 


72 


100 


District of Columbia 


3 




D urn in or. L E 


1 




Douhledav. Pa-Te & Co 


1 




Everett, Atilton . . . . ... 


2 


8 


Funk. Wao'nalls & Co 


11 




(Jrecnville Texas 


1 




Ci'oriria ; 


21 




Cillette, K. C 


1 




(^.overnor's OHice. 2 manuscripts 

Uruhb, John 


9 

6 




Hamil. :Nrrs. C. L .... 




1 


Ifiiwaii 






Hoi man. W. S., 1 manuscript 

Hnop<^>:. J. W 





i 


Unrace K. Turner Co 




10 


Kou^ton. Texas 

iru<l~on Countv Park Connni--ion N. J . . . 




12 


Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission 


o 




Fdaho . . 


o 


4 


Illinois ... 


9 


o 


Indiana 

If>\va 


32 

8 


75) 



70 



Texas Library and Historical Commission 



Vols. Pams?. 



Jacob, R. U 1 

Jenkins, C. F 1 

John Crerar Library 

Joyce, W. J 

Kan.sa? 1 

Kentucky . 28 

Le Tellier, J. H 

Lockhart, Will P 1 

Looscan, Mrs. A. D., portrait - 

Los Angeles Examiner 1 

Louisiana 6 

:NrcCIurg & Co., A. C 1 

Macmillan Company 6 

Maine 44 

^Maryland 2 

Massachusetts 38 

Mexico 7 

Minnesota 3 

Mississippi 1 

Missouri 20 

Montana 5 

National Business League of America 1 

National Irrigation Congress 1 

Nebraska 

Nevada 4 

New York 150 

New Hampshire 2 

New Jersey 21 

New Mexico 1 

North Carolina 2 

North Dakota 11 

Ohio 17 

Oklahoma 4 

Oregon 5 

Pennsylvania IS 

Penneybacker. S. W 



Prison Association of New York . 

Ka.ilroad Commission, Texas 

Pvhode Inland ^ 

Eic'^ Institute. Houston 

South Carolina 

South Dakota 

Secretary of State, Texas 

Singer. B 

Society of Cincinnati 

State Teacher>' Association, Texas 
Supreme Court Library. Texas . . . 

Spivak. C. D ' 

SpotTord. :Nrrs. H 

Tanin-er. A. H 

Tarver. W. A 

Toxas Bankers' Association 

Texas Bar Association 

Tln)riipson. S 

I'niversity of California 

I'nivor<ity of Texa- 

U. '>. r.ifwt^rs' Association 

I'tah 



1 

58 
46 

9 
7 

32 
1 
1 
2 

15 

1 

1 



9 

1 

i 
ir> 



IS 

1 
ii 



1 
1 

31 



50 

1 

17 

1 

•ll 
V6 



12 



1 

9 

23 



Uruguay 1 

Vc^rmont 23 

Virginia 13 



13 
6 



Second Biexxial Keport 71 

V0I3. Parns. 

Washington 4 17 

West Virginia , 8 

\\ iseonsin 10 

Wooldridge, A. P , . . . . 20 

Wright, Marcus J., photograph 

Wyoming 1 



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6. EXHIBIT OF EXPENDITURES AND RECEIPTS. 
Salary of State Librarian for year ending August 31, 1911. 



Date. 


Voucher 
No. 


1 


To whom paid. 


Amount. 


1909. 
Sept. 30 


5 

29 
55 
81 

97 
109 
129 
143 
158 
172 
186 
195 

tal 


i 

E. W. Winkler . 




$ 125 00 


Oct. 31 


E. W. Winkler 




125 00 


Nov. 30 


'E. W. Winkler 




125 00 


Dec. 31 


.F. W. Winkipr 




125 0*) 


1911. 
Jan. 31 


!e. W.Winkler 




125 00 


Feb. 28 


E. W. Winkler 




125 OO 


Mar. 31 


'E. W. Wmkler 





125 00 


April 29 


E. W. Winkler 




125 00 


May 31 


IE. W. Winkler 




158 m 


June 30 


E. W. Winkler 




125 00 


July 31 


;E. W. Winkler 




125 00 


Aug. 31 


(E. W. Winkler 




125 00 










To 


$ 1,500 00 


An 


lount appi 


spriated 




1,500 00- 











Salary of the State Librarian for year ending August 31, 1912. 



Date. 


Voucher 
No. 


1 

j 


To whom paid. 


Amount. 


1911. 

Sept, 30 


31 
45 
71 

85 

100 
115 
128 
145 
169 
187 
194 
204 

1 


1e. W. Winkler 




$ 125 0<) 


Oct. 31 


iE. W, Winkler 




125 00 


Nov. 29 


lE. W. Wink.er 




125 00 


Dec. 30 


jE. W. Winkler... 




125 00 


1912. 
Jan. 31 


:E. W. Winkler. 




125 00 


Feb. 29 


E. W. Winkler 




125 00 


Mar. 30 


iE. W. Winkler 




125 00 


AprU 30 
May 31 


;E. W. Winkler 




125 00 


'E. W. Winkler 




125 00 


June 29 


E. W. Winkler 




125 00 


July 31 


E. W. Winkler 


^ 


125 00 


Aug. 31 


E. W. Winkler . 




125 00 










Tota 


$ 1,500 GO 


Amo 


lint approp 






1,500 00 











Salary of Asaistant Librarian for year ending August 31, 1911. 



Date. 


Voucher 
No. 


1 


To whom paid. 


Amount. 


1910. 
Sept. 30 


5 

29 
35 
55 

81 

97 
109 
129 
143 
158 
172 
1S6 
195 


John B. Kaiser 




$ 100 00 


Oct, 31 






100 (M) 


Nov 10 






35 00 


Nov. 30 


John B. Kaiser 




65 0<) 


Dec. 31 






100 00 


1911. 
Jan. 31 






100 m 


Feb. 28 


'John B. Kaiser 




100 UO 


Mar. 31 






100 (H) 


April 29 


John B. Kai.-?er 




100 00 


May 31 






100 Oil 


Juno 30 


'John B. Kaiser 




100 (M) 


July 31 






100 IX) 


Aug. 31 


jjohn ii. Kaiser 




100 00 











Total.. 

.\mount appropriated 



i$ 1.2(H) (K) 
1.2U0 IH) 



Second Biexxial EEroRT 

Salary of Assistant Librarian for year ending August 31, 1912. 



73 



Date. 


Voucher 
No. 


To whom paid. 


Amount. • 


1911. 
Sept. 30 
Sept. 30 
Oct. 31 


31 
31 
45 
71 




S 66 23 


Carrie ifae Hearn ... . 


33 35 




100 00 


Nov. 29 




100 00 


Dec. 30 


85 

100 
115 


Octavia F. Roaian 


100 00 


1912. 
Jan. 31 




100 00 


Feb. 29 


Octavia F. Rogan 


100 00 


Mar. 301 12S 


Octavia F. Roi^an . 


100 00 


AprU 30 
May 31 


145 

169 

187 
194 
204 


Octavia F. Ro^an 


100 00 


Octavia F. Rogan 


100 00 


June 29 




100 00 


July 31 


Octavia F. Roean . 


100 00 


Aug. 31 


Octavia F. Rogan 


100 00 








Tota 
Amo 


J 


$ 1,200 00 


unt appropr 


lated 


1,200 00 







Salary of Archivist for year ending Augu3t 31, 1912. 




1911. 

Sept. 30 

Sept. 30 

Oct. 31 

Nov. 29 

Dec. 15 

Dec. 30 

1912. 

Jan. 31 

Feb. 29 

Mar. 30 

April 12 

April 30 

May 31 

June 29 

July 31 

Aug. 31 



31 
31 
45 
71 

74 
85 

100 
115 
128 
137 
145 
169 
187 
194 
204 



Erna Swiedom 
I Elizabeth H. West.. 
Elizabeth H. West.. 
lElizabethH. West.. 
I Elizabeth H. West.. 
Elizabeth H. West.. 

Elizabeth H. West.. 
Elizabeth H. West.. 
Elizabeth H. West.. 
Elizabeth H. West.. 
Elizabeth H. West.. 
Elizabeth H. West.. 
Elizabeth H. West. 
Ehzabeth H. West.. 
Elizabeth H. West.. 



Total 

.\mount appropriated. 



80 00 
20 00 
100 00 
100 00 
50 00 
50 00 

100 00 
100 00 
100 00 
50 00 
50 00 
100 00 
100 00 
100 00 
100 00 



$ 1.200 00 
1,200 00 



Salary of Porter for year ending August 31, 1911. 



Date. 



Voucher 
No. 



To whom paid. 



Amount. 



1910. 

Sept. 30 

Oct. 31 

Nov. 30 

Dec. 31 

1911. 

Jan. 31 

Feb. 28 

Mar. 31 

A|)ril 29 

May 31 

June 30 

Julv 31 

Aug. 31 



97 
100 
129 
143 
158 
172 
186 
195 



E. Swiedom... 
E. Swiedom.... 
E. Swiedom.... 
E. Swiedom..., 

E. Swiedom... 
E. Swiedom... 
E. Swiedom .. 
E. Swiedom ... 
E. Swiedom . 
E. Swietimn... 
E. Swio'lom.... 
E. Swiedom.... 



Total 

.\mount appropriated. 



s 


40 00 




40 (X) 




40 00 




40 00 




40 00 




40 00 




40 00 




40 00 




40 00 




40 00 




40 00 




40 00 


% 


4S() 00 




4S0 00 



74 



Texas Library axd Historical Co:\[:n[ission 

Salary of Porter for year ending August 31, 1912. 



t Date. 


Voucher 

, No. ^ 


1 


To whom paid. 


Amount. 


1910. 
Sept. 30 
Oct. 31 


31 
45 

11 

100 
115 
128 
145 
169 
187 
194 
204 

L 


'E. Swiedom 




$ 40 0<3 


'E. Swiedom 




40 00 


Nov. 29 


I E. Swiedom 




40 m 


Dec. 30 


!E. Swiedom 




40 Ou 


1912. 
Jan. 31 






40 00 


Feb. 29 


E. Swie<iom 




40 00 


Mar. 30 






40 00 


April 30 
May 31 


E. Swiedom 




40 00 






40 00 


June 29 


E. Swiedom 




40 00 


July 31 
Aug. 31 






40 00 


iE. Swiedom 




40 00 








Tota 


$ 480 00 




unt approp 






480 00 











Books for State Librarj' for year ending August 31, 1911. 



Date. 



Voucher 
No. 



To whom paid. 



Amount. 



1910. I 

Sept. 15 

Sept. 15 

Oct. 3 

Oct. 14 

Nov. 2 

Nov. 3 

Nov. 10 

Nov. 10 

Nov. 16 

Nov. 16 

Nov. 16 

Nov. 23 

Nov. 23 

Nov. 28 

Dec. 5 

Dec. 5 

Dec. 5 

Dec. 30 

Dec. 30 

1911. 

Jan. 31 

Jan. 31 

Jan. 31 

Jan. 31 

Mar. 6 

April 12 

May 1 

May 22 

June 6 

June 6 

June 14 

June 14 

June 30. 

June 30 

July 19 

July 19 

Aug. 141 



1 
4 

10 
11 
31 
33 

36 
37 
42 
43 
46 
48 
49 
54 
57 
60 
62 
76 
79 

92 
93 
95 
102 
112 
138 
146 
156 
159 
161 
167 
160 
173 
175 
183 
1S4 
192 



iThe Martin & Hoyt Co., Atlanta, Ga 

The Four Seas Co., Boston 

.\merican Express Co., Austin 

Carnegie Library of Pittsburg 

A. C. McClur? & Co.. Chicago 

'A. C. McCIur- & Co., Chicago 

Henry Malkan, New York 

'American Express Co., .\u3tin 

Charities Publication Committee, New York 

Morrison it Fourmy Directorj- Co., Austin 

The Union Library Association, New York 

The National Conference of Charities, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

'A. C. McClurs & Co., Chicago 

The H. W. Wilson Co., Minneapolis 

Gammel's Book Store, .\u3tin 

-American Express Co., Austin 

A. C. McClurc; & Co., Chicaeo 

A. C. McClurg ik Co., Chicago 

E. W. Winkler, Austin 



,A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago 

Commission on Compen5ation for Industrial Accidents, Clinton, Mass. 

Little. Brown & Co.. Boston 

•D. .\ppleton i Co.. New York 

A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago 

E. W. Winkler, .\ustin 

Bancroft-Whitney Co., San Frnacisco 

The Cambridge University Press, New York 

Theo. E. Schulte, New York 

Little, Brown ik Co., Boston 

The -Arthur H. Chirk Co., Cleveland 

.\rthur C. Wilkins, New York 

Mrs. E. P. Smith, Au.stin 

.\. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago 

Henr>' Malkan, New York 

'A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago 

iE. W. Winkler, Austin 



Total 

.\mount appropriated. 



S 60 75 


1 06 


4 20 


21 50 


38 00 


25 27 


14 55 


4 20 


12 72 


5 00 


2 50 


17 46 


70 69 


12 80 


1 00 


..92 


23 90 


1 85 


6 15 


1 35 


1 00 


7 20 


3 50 


1 25 


1 75 


10 00 


73 50 


8 36 


3 60 


3 60 


39 00 


■2 SS 


1 87 


1 00 


6 61 


9 01 


$ 500 00 


500 00 



Secoxd Biennial Eeport 

Books for State Library rof year ending August 31, 1912. 



75 



Date. 



Voucher 
No. 



To whom paid. 



Amount. 



I'Jll. ! 
.■^pt. 7 
.-t-pt. 7 
.>x-))t. 14 
•Sept. 14 
.<«pt. 14 
Sept. 23 
Sept. 23 
Sept. 23 1 
Sc-pt. 231 
Sept. 23] 
Sept. 29l 
Sept. 29j 
Oct. 20 
Oct. 20| 
Oct. 20 
Oct. 20 
Oct. 31 
Nov. 6 
Nov. 8 
Nov. 18 
Nov. 28 
Dec. 15 

1912. 
Jan. 24 
Feb. 10 
Mar. 8 
Mar. 8, 
April 3! 
April 31 
April 3i 
April 3 1 
April 131 
April 301 
AprU 301 
May 91 
May 9' 
May 9I 
May 16] 
May 161 
May 25' 
May 25 j 
May 251 
May 3li 
May 311 
May 31 1 
May 31 i 
May 3li 
June 181 
June 18] 
June 18j 
June 181 
June 18 i 
June 18| 
June 18l 
June 18! 
June 18 j 
June 27 
June 29t 
July 31] 
Aug. 17 
Aug. 17; 
Aug. 171 



89 
104 
116 
117 
132 
133 
134 
135 
13S 
146 
147 
152 
153 
154 
159 
163 
164 
165 
166 
170 
171 
172 
173 
174 
177 
178 
179 
180 
181 
182 
183 
184 
185 
186 
188 
192 
2(VJ 
201 
202 



]The Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland 

A. C. McClurg & Co., Chica!^o 

iA. C. McClurK & Co., Cbicaijo 

J National Municipal Loague, Philadelphia 

jE. W. Winkler, Austin 

I The Boston Book Co., Boston 

jThe Cambridge University Press, New York 

I.\. C. McCluru it Co.. Chicago 

]The Yale Publishing Association, New Haven... 

iCharles F. McKiroy, Chicago 

i. American Prison Association, Columbus, Ohio.. 

Gammel's Book Store. Austin 

iHenrv' Malkan, Ne-.s- York 

A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago 

Little, Brown & Co., Boston 

Geo. F. Wharton. Dallas 

^Frederick Loeser A: Co., Brooklyn 

jDood, Mead & Co., New York 

I Milton Everett, Austin 

]Powner's Book Store. Chicago 

Joseph McDonough Co., Albany, N. Y 

iA. C. McClurg ^ Co., Chicago 



! National Tax Association, Columbus, Ohio 

jD. Appleton & Co., Ne^v Yoik 

]The National Shore Ballot Ortranization, New York 

ICaroline L. Himebauijh, New York 

I Noah Farnham Morri.son, Elizabeth, N. J 

:E. W. Wink.er, .\ustin 

jA. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago 

Heniv MaLkan, New York 

, Freud & Co., New York 

!A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago 

Southern Educational .Association, Montgomery 

I The McDevitt-Wiison Bargain Book Shop, New York., 

jThe Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland 

E. W. Winkler, .\ustin 

jTheH. W. Wilson Co., Minneapolis 

:Mrs. L. q. Cbilton. .\u3tm 

•The H. W. Wilson Co., Minneapolis 

jA. C. McClurg & Co.. Chicago 

'Gammel's Book Store, Austin 

iDood. Mead & Co., New York 

'Noah Fainham Morrison, Elizal)rth. N. J 

I American J'rison Association, Columbus, Ohio 

]Goodspeed"3 Book Shop, Boston 

;The H. W. Wilson Co.. MinaeapoILs 

Boston Book Co., Boston 

I William J. Campi.ell, Philadelphia 

'Gammel's Book Store, .Austin 

!A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago 

Henry Malkan, New York 

H. A. O'Learj', Brooklyn 

R. R. Bowker Co., New York 

E. W. Wink.er, Austin 

;Pan Americaa Union, Washington 

I. D. AtTIeck. Brenham 

jThe Torch Pres-s, Ceiiar Rapids 

,E. W. Winkler, Austin 

:A. L. A. Publishing Board. Chicago 

iThe Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland 

IE. W. Winkler, .Austin 



Total 

Amount appropriated.. 



12 02 


6 11 


1 50 


40 45 


6 00 


78 75 


1 07 


1 00 


1 50 


1 50 


20 45 


72 50 


2 75 


3 60 


52 95 


52 20 


5 00 


15 00 


65 50 


3 00 


1 62 


4 00 


3 50 


5 34 


79 75 


1 45 


11 20 


18 42 


1 00 


1 11 


10 90 


14 00 


. 1 07 


2 76 


3 11 


2 26 


1 00 


1 70 


1 02 


17 00 


4 05 


3 35 


1 50 


3 00 


1 00 


2 50 


10 60 


6 50 


7 62 


5 35 


1 75 


5 24 


9 50 


2 00 


9 00 


2 41 


6 90 


1 20 


1 40 


1 64 


$ 800 00 


800 00 



76 Texas Library and Historical Co:\l mission 

Gathering Historical Data for year ending August 31, 1911. 



Date. 



Voucher 

No. 



To whom paid. 



For what paid. 



Amount. 



1910. 
Oct. 3 
Oct. 14 i 
Oct. 22 



Oct. 
Oct. 
Oct. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 

Nov. 161 

Nov. 23 

Nov. 23 

Nov. 28 

Nov. 28 

Nov. 28 

Dec. 5 

Dec. 5 

Dec. 5 

Dec. 15 

Dec. 15 

Dec. 30 

1911. 

Feb. 15! 

Mar. 6i 

Mar. 10 ! 

Mar. 21 j 

Mar. 211 

Mar. 25 

Mar. 25] 

Mar. 251 

Mar. 25 

Mar. 311 

Mai-. 311 

.4pril 12; 

April 12 

April 12; 

April 20 

.\pril 20! 

April 20; 

April 20 

May li 

May 22 

May 22 

May 22! 

xMay 22 1 

June 6 

June 30; 

June 30 1 

Aug. 311 



3 !A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago. 

13 lE. W. Winkler, Austin 

20 iWra. S. Cii-s-s, Biooklyn 



49 
50 
51 
52 
53 
56 
57 

62 
67 
68 
76 

107 
112 
120 
122 
124 
125 
12G 
127 
128 
130 
131 
133 
134 
135 
139 
140 
141 
142 
145 
150 
151 
152 
155 
166 
166 
176 
196 



H. 



C. F. Liebeck, Chicago 

Little. Brown & Co., Boston 

Geo. F. Warner, Minneapolis 

A. C. McCiurg & Co., Chicago 

W. S. Cas.^ Brooklvn 

A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago 

C. F. Liebock, Chicago 

The Union Library .\ssociation, New York . 

A. C. McClurg i Co., Chicago 

The Biirnham Antique Book Store, Boston. 

The Torch Press, Cedar Rapids 

Latin-America Book Co., New York 

Charles E. Lauriat Co., Bcston 

The Arthiu- H. Clark Co., Cleveland 

Gammel's Book Store, Austin 



A. C. .\[cClurg & Co., Chicago 

Henrj' Malkan, New York 

lOtto Lanse, Floience. 

JA. C. McClurg &. Co., Chicago 

i Hudson Book Co., Tarrytown, N. Y 

!A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago 

IE. W. Winkler, Austin 

;The Union Library Association, New York. 

E. W. Winkler. Austin 

A. C. McClurg i Co., Chicago 

:The Burnham Anti-^ue Store, Boston 

A. S. Clark, Peekskill, N. Y 

^Hudson B(X)k Co., Tarrytown, N. Y 

!.\. C. McClura & Co., Chicago 

I J. Kuhlman, Philadelphia 

:Niel Morrow Ladd Book Co., Brooklyn 

iFrederick Loeser &. Co., Brooklyn 

{A. J. Crawford, St. Louis 

iThe Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland 

jA. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago... 

' Latin-.Vnierica Book Co., New York 

i W. B. Graham. New York 

Carne':iie In.stitutiou of Wa.shington 

jH. G. Noel, St. Louis 

■ Statute Law Book Co., Washington 

■Noah Farnham Morrison. Elizabeth 

Good-spt'cd's Book Shop, Boston 

iE. W. Winkler, Austin 

iT.he Torch Press, Cedar Rapids 

j Daniel H. Newhall, New York 

Gammel's Book Store, Austin 



jBooks 

jBooks 

MS. note book of Geo, 

I Sweet 

IBook 

'Books 

'Books 

iBooks 

JBook 

jBooks 

(Maps and pamphlets , 

iBooks 

IBooks 

Book 

Books 

Book. 
Books 
Pamphlets 
Newspaper.?, books and pam- 
phlets. 
Books. 

Book 

IBooks and views 
iBooks 



.jBooLs 

.iBooks 

.IBooks 

.[Books 

.[Books 

.jBooks 

.Pamphlets 

.|Periodical3 

.Books and Pamphlets.. 

.jBooks 

.Periodicals 

.'Books 

.IBooks 

.IBook 

.jBooks 

.IBooks 

.iBook 

.'Book 

,:Books 

.iMaps and pamphlets.. 

.IBooks 

.;Books ■ 

.■Books and pamphlet... 

.jBooks 

.Book and pamphlets... 
.Book and pamphlets.. 
.IBooks 



Total 

.Amount appropriated 



$ 


13 o2 




3 65 




2 00 




1 00 




15 43 




9 10 




19 51 




1 10 




5 00 




1 55 




9 00 




31 00 




1 25 




7 53 




5 07 




65 70 




4 35 




53 75 




7 64 




1 45 




79 20 




2 46 




4 25 




7 47 




6 01 




1 12 




9 52 




2 68 




1 35 




5 6S 




11 40 




4 10 




6 62 




2 12 






2 07 




2 00 




7 41 




13 00 




1 95 




3 44 




4 25 




1 34 




25 m 




5 S5 




19 75 




5 15 




2 24 




3 50 




46 


$ 


500 00 




500 00 



Gathering Historical Data for year ending August 31, 1912. 



Date. 



Voucher 

No. 



To whom paid. 



For what paid. 



Amount. 



I : j 

• Geo. E. Warner, Minneapolis IBooks !$ 

Hudson Book Co., New York 'BooI-js and panijihlets 

E. W. Winkler, Austin iBooks 

iMrs. E. S. Tracy, Houston Book and pamphlet 

Mrs. Lena Crow, .Vustm Pamphlets 

Clammel's Bixik Store, Au.stin.^. ._. iBooLs, pamphlets and maps.. 

The Review of Hcview.s Co., New York Books | 

The Arthur H. Clarke.)., Cleveland Bouks i 

H. R. Aruuld, Ausliii Book. 

Mi'ton Kv.Toft. Au.-'tiii ;Book.. 

Daiuel H. Newhall, New York 'Books. 

iE. W. Winkl.T, Au.-^tm .'Books, pamphlet.s, map.. 



1911. ; 




Sept. 


14 


1 


Sept. 


23: 


10 


Sept. 


7 


11 


Sept. 


2:5: 


09 


Sept. 


23' 


25 


Sept. 


29, 


2.S 


Oct. 


20 


H 


Oct. 


31 ' 


IS 


Oct. 


31 


49 


Oct. 


31^ 


51 


Nov. 


I^ 


59 


Nov. 


18, 


60 


Nov. 


2H' 


«7 


Nov. 


2h; 


fiS 


Nov. 


29| 


72 



!A. C. .McClurg w\c Co., Chicago 

I.Mrs. Elizabeth S. Tracy, Houstcm 
|. Milton Everett, .Vustin 




29 


75 


9 


75 


6 


20 


1 


50 





50 


19 


50 


2.S 


45 


<» 


IH) 





A.') 


6 00 


13 


50 


12 


(12 


13 


50 


151 


50 


15 00 



f mmm '1^-^^" 



Second Biexxial Eeport 



77 



Gathering Historical Data for Year Ending August 31, 1912— Continued. 



Date. 



Voucher 
No. 



To whom paid. 



For what paid. 



Amount. 



l"ll. 
Vhx. 15 
l)r<r. 15 
!),•<•. 30 

I'.tl2. 
J»a. 24 
Jan. 24 
J»n. 24 



Jan. 
J.^n. 



JVb. 29 

Mar. 8! 

Mar. 81 

Mar. 19 

Mar. 10| 

Miir. 19| 

April 13 

April 13 

April 13 

April 13 

Af.ril 30, 

May 9 

May 16 

May 16 

May 25 

May 25 

May 31 



Aug. 31 



90 
91 
92 
93 
101 
111 

lis 

119 
123 
124 
125 
139 

140 
141 
142 
148 
155 

160 
161 
167 
163 
175 



206 



jDeWitt & Snellin?, Oakland, Cal. 

E. W. Wiukler, Austin 

I Mrs. M. L. Cruxall, Washington... 



IHudson Book Co., New York 

iH. A. O'Leary, Brooklyn 

ijohn Skinner, Albany, N. Y 

;The Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland 

iPo-.vner's Book Store, Chicago 

(American Historical Association, New York.. 

Frederick Locser & Co., BrookljTi 

Kimball Bros., Albanv 

;The .\rthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland 

Geo. K. Warner, Minneapolis 

IE. W. Winkler, .\ustin 

Marcus J. Wright, Washington. 



H. G. Noel, St. Louis 

Geo. E. Warner, Minneapolis 

E. W. Winkler, Austin 

E. W. Winkler, Austin 

Mrs. A. W. Yates, Smithfield, Texas.. 



H. G. Noel. St. Louis 

Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mi 

iGaramel's Book Store, .Austia 

iRobt. L. Thompson, Austin 

Texas State Historical Association, Austin 



Everj'body's Book Store, Austin.. 



Books 

Books, map and engraving.. 
Book 



Books and pamphlets 

Books, pamphlets and maps.... 

Books 

Books and periodicals 

Books 

Book 

Books 

Book 

Books 

Books 

Books and pamphlet 

MS. entitled "Texas in the 
War. 1861-5" 

Books 

Books 

Books and pamphlets 

Books 

MS. letters, circulars and 
newspaper 

Books 

Book 

Books 

Map 

1,026 pages of transcripts of 
documents in the British 
'Foreign Office, relating to 
Texas during the period 
1837-1845 

Books 



Total 

Amount appropriated.. 



3 55 


24 23 


1 50 


11 25 


7 35 


13 25 


11 05 


15 00 


1 00 


3 50 


2 76 



5 70 



40 00 


2 34 


12 00 


14 85 


6 85 


15 50 


5 80 


3 00 


55 75 


2 50 



102 60 
2 77 



700 00 
700 00 



Subscription to Newspapeis and Periodicals for year ending August 31, 1911. 



Date. 



Voucher 
No. 



To whom paid. 



Amount. 



21| 

■JO 



1910. 

S^pt. 15 

(>ct. 14 

(»ci. 24 

(M. 31 

<>ct. 31 

Nov. 16 

-N'ov. 16 

IV 
Di-c 

l\-c. 30i 

IV. 31 i 

I'Jll. 

Jsj). 9' 

J^n. 3l! 

J:m. 61 

Jan. 311 

-'an. 31, 

-'*n. 31! 

^<*b. 4; 

•*!af. 6i 

•'tar. 6| 

'tar. 6: 

June 61 

Jine 30i 

J-ie ?,0. 

A-*?. 14; 



99 
100 
101 
103 
105 
114 
115 
116 
162 
177 
178 



-Austin Statesman Co., Austin 

E. W. Winkler, AiLstin 

.A.metican .Association for Labor Legislation, New York . 

The H. W. Wilson Co.. Minneapolis 

American Forestrv .\s.sociation, Washington 

;E. W. Winkler, .Austin 

National .Association of State Libiaries, Hartford 

• The Scwanee Revie'.v, Sewanee 

.The Hub Ma<:aziae Co.. Bo.ston 

!The Mexican Herald, Mexico 

iThe Universitv of Chicaao Press, Chicago 

'The South Atlantic Publi.shing Co., Durham, N. C 

■The Blaylock Publishing Co., Dallas 



|The Cniveisitv of Chicago Press, Chicago 

;R. R. Bo-.vker, New York 

'The Mexican Herald, .Mexico 

Baston Book Co., Boston 

E. W. WinkW, .Austin 

..\metican Library .V.ssociation, Chicago 

The H. W. Wilson Co., Minneapolis 

Public Librarie,s, Chicago 

.Americin .V.ssociation for I^abor Legislation, New Yo. k. 

U'illi.im and Mary i^iarterlv, Williainsl>uig, Va 

iThe Special Libraries .Vs.sociation, Boston 

"The H. W. Wilson Co., .Minneapoli.s 

i-AnuTii;;'.!! Poiiiicai ."-oience .Association, Baltimore 

jBoston B(X)k Co., Boston 



Total 

-Amount appropriated . 



$ 


6 00 




3 00 




10 00 




1 00 




2 25 




2 00 




5 00 




2 00 




21 70 




7 00 




2 70 




1 SO 




1 00 




3 30 




4 00 




7 00 




41 50 




1 00 




5 00 




84 00 




2 00 




5 00 




3 00 




2 00 




17 00 




3 v,0 




1 75 


$ 


250 00 




250 00 



78 Texas Library axd Historical Commissiox 

Subscription to Newspapers and Periodicals for the year ending August 31, 1912. 



Date. 


Voucher 
No. 


1 To whom paid. 


Amount. 


1911. 
Sept. 23 
Sept. 23 
Sept. 7 
Sept. 7 
Sept. 7 
Sept. 25 
Oct. 4 


8 

.1 

16 

18 
24 
32 
38 
39 
40 
69 
70 

94 
95 

96 
97 
108 




S 8 25 


! Austin Statesman Co., Austin 

is. L. Crav.-ford, Austin 


6 00 

7 50 


The Record Co., Fort Woith 


7 50 
3 00 


1 International New:; Co., New York 


171 96 


'Florence Brownlee, Austin 


8 00 


Oct. 20 


! Dallas News. Dallas 


6 40 


Oct. 20 


Baptist Standard, Dal'.as 


2 50 


Oct. 20 


National Association of State Libraries. Hartford 


5 00 


Nov. 28 


[The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 


3 30 


Nov. 28 




2 00 


1912. 
Jan. 24 


1 

The Blaylock Publishing Co., Dallas 


1 00 


Jan. 24 


Public Libraries Chicago 


2 00 


Jan. 24 




5 00 


Jan. 24 


[The Mexican Herald, Mexico 


6 00 


Feb. 10 




4 59 








Tota 


$ 250 00 


Amoi 


int approp 


lated 


250 00 









Bmding and Repair for year ending August 31, 1911. 



Date. 


Voucher i To whom paid. 

No. ; 


For what paid. 


Amount. 


1911. 
Jan. 31 






S 33 06 


May 1 

1912. 
Jan. 24 


144 Austin Printing Co., .\u3tin 


Binding 


92 12 


200 [Austin Printing Co. Austin 


Bindinff 


81 69 


July 2 


201 1 Austin Printing Co., Austin 


Bmding 


193 05 


Tota 
Amo 

Ba 


1 _ 






$ 399 92 






400 00 








$ OS 









Binding and Repaii for year ending August 31, 1912. 



Date. 

1 


Voucher 
No. 


I 


To whom paid. 


For what pa d. 


Amount. 


1911. ; 
Oct. 20 
Dec. 15^ 


37 

81 

150 
191 
212 


'.Aiistin Printing Co. 
1 Austin Printing Co. 

■ Austin Printing Co. 
Austin Printing Co. 
Austin Printing Co. 


Austin 

Austin 


Portfolios 

Portfolios 

Portfolios 


$ 


12 50 
4 55 


1912. I 
April 30 : 
July 2i 


Austin 


48 65 


Austin 

.\ustin ... 


146 90 


Oct. 17i 


Binding 


185 48 










Total 


S 


39S OS 




Qt approp 


iated 






400 00 












Bak 


s 


1 92 















. Second Biennial Report 79 

Stationery, Library Sappiies, Postage, Freight for the year endin'^ August 31, 1911. 



Date. 


Voucher 
No. 


1910. 




Oct. 3 


9 


Oct. 14 


12 


Oct. 14 


13 


Oct. 14 


14 


Oct. 22 
Nov. 2 


16 


30 


Nov. 3 


34 


Nov. 16 


40 


Nov. 23 


47 


Dec. 5 


61 


Dec. 15 


66 


Dec. 15 


69 


Dec. 15 


72 


Dec. 21 


75 


1911. 




Jan. 10 


89 


Jan. 31 


91 


Jan. 31 


94 


Mar. 6 


110 


Mar. 6 


111 


Mar. 10 


119 


Mar. 21 


123 


Mar. 31 


132 


April 12 


137 


AprU 12 


138 


May 1 


148 


May 22 


153 1 


May 22 


157 


June 6 


165 


June 14 


168 


June 30 


171 


July 6 


180 


July 19 


182 


Aug. 14 


189 


Aug. 14 


191 


Aug. 31 


197 1 



To whom paid. 



For what paid. 



Amoiint. 



E. W. Winkler, Austin jStamps and expre^^s 

E. W. Winkler, Austin IFiei.^ht and drayage 

E. W. Winkler, Austin Postcards 

Pacific Express Co., .Austin Express 

E. W. Winkler, Austin Freight and drayage 

E. W. Winkler, Austin iStamps, freight and drayage 

Wells Fargo &. Co., Austin |Express 

E. W. Winkler, Austin iFreight and drayage 

E. W. Winkler, Austin ;Freight and drayage 

E. W. Winkler, Austin |Stamps and postcards 

E. W. Winkler, Austin 'Stamps and postcards 

E. W. Winkl'T, Austin iFreight and drayage 

Tobin's Book Store, Austin iLetter heads and typewiiter libbon.. 

E. W. Winklei, Austin jExpress, freight and diayage 



E. W. Winkler, Austin Freight, drayage, stamps and postcards 

jE. W. Winkler, Austin 'Freight and drayage 

jLibraiy Bureau, Boston 'Catalog caids and gummed labels 

jE. W. Winkler, Austin jStamps 

jTobin's Book Store, Austin [Sundry- stationery supplies 

|E. W. Winkler, Austin ;Freight and drayage 

I Wells, Fargo t Co., .\ustin jExpress 

jE. W. Winkler, Austin .'Stamps and postcards 

I American E.^piess Co., Austin Express 

E. W. \^mkler, Austin iStamps and drayage 

E. W. Winkler, Austin jStamps and postcards 

Tobin's Book Store, Austin jTwine and pencils 

E. W. Winkler, Austin [Freight and drayage 

E. W. Winkler, Austin Drayage, stamps and postcards 

E. W. Winkler, Austm Freight and drayage 

jTohin's Book Store, Austin iLettei heads, etc 

!E. W. Winkler. Austin jPostcaids, freight and drayage 

iWells, Farso & Co., Austin 'Express 

American P-xpiess Co., Austin Express 

E. W. Winkler, Austin Stamps, freight, drayage 

IE. W. Winkler, Aastiii Freight 



Total 

Amount appropriated. 



$ 10 30 


8 03 


3 00 


4 45 


12 87 


12 77 


3 15 


4 36 


2 50 


7 00 


3 00 


23 19 


9 15 


2 62 


12 04 


2 55 


4 60 


15 00 


6 46 


4 63 


3 65 


15 00 


1 50 


2 50 


10 00 


2 58 


3 30 


11 50 


3 18 


13 45 


7 40 


2 46 


2 60 


18 06 


65 


$250 00 


250 00 



Stationery, library supplies, postage, freight for year ending August 31, 1912. 



Date. 



I Voucher 
I No. 



1911. 

Sept. 7 
Sept. 23 



Oct 

Oct. 31 

Nov. 4 

Nov. 6 

Nov. IS 

Nov. IS 

Nov. 18 

Dec. 15| 

Dec. 15 

Dec. 15 

1912. 

Feb. 10 

Feb. lOi 



14 
20 
43 
50 

52 

5;^ 

61 
62 
63 

78 
79 
80 

105 
106 



Feb. 


lo! 


107 


Feb. 


29 


112 


1-eb. 


29: 


n:^ 


Ma. 


8, 


120 


•Mar. 


8' 


121 


•Mar. 


8-' 


122 


.Mar. 


19, 


126 


•Mar. 


30' 


m 


A5>nl 


3^ 


vx, 


April 


13 i 


143 


April 


131 


144 


Ai.ril 


30: 


149 


May 


9i 


150 


.Mav 


9 


1.^)7 


May 


9 


158 



To whom paid. 



For what paid. 



E. W. Winkler, .Austin IStamps and drayage 

E. W. Winkler, Austin iFreight and drayage 

American Express Co., Austin Express 

E. W. Winkler, Austin JStamps and drayage ' 

Wells, Fariio d- Co.. Austin Express !....". 

American Exj.'ress Co., .\ustin iP^xpress 

E. W. Winkler, Austin IFreitrht and drayase 

H. C. Parker, Dallas :Sorting tray, guide cards 

jTcbin's Book Store, Austin Sundry stationery supplies 

'.American Express Co., .\ustin Express '.. 

jTohin's Book Store, Austin iLetterheads. Neostyle ink and paste." 

iE. W. Winkler, Austin |Stamps, freight, drayage 



iLibraiy of Congress, Washington 'Printed catalog cards 

Tobin's Book Store, Austin ilnk, rubbei stamfe, and typewT.tC' ' 

I j ribbon I 

IE. W. Winkler. Austin iStamps j 

|H. C. }':irke . Dallas iGummed labels ZJ 

lE. W. Winkicr. Austin IFreight and druyaiie I 

[■"robin's Bo..k Store, Austin (Guide cards and .>;tora«e cii^es | 

jTui)in's Book Store, Au.stin iHuhborstamj), pad. typewriter ribbon.. | 

\K. W. Winkler. Austin Freight and dravage.! j 

JE. W. Wiiii;!(r. Au>tm Stamps.. " I 

;E. W. Uiiikl.r. Au>titi Postciirds ^!!I'"""j 

i-\nicrican Exf-rt'ss Ci.'., .Vualin i.'\i,rLS:i ! 

E. W. Wmklcr, .Au.'^tin Freii^lit and drayage j 

jWelLs, Faivo i: Co.. .\ustiu Expn.s.-; "..'.".'.'.'.j 

E. W._\Vinkl<.T. AiLstin ;Stainps "'| 

Tobin's Book Store, Austin Stencil paper. rubl>er stamps, jH.>ncils J 

Librarj- of Cons;re:^s Wa.-<hinKton iPrinted catalog cards j 

.American Express Co., .Austin | Express ." 



Amount 



$12 50 


6 98 


1 63 


7 50 


2 75 


90 


5 94 


8 00 


23 57 


90 


10 82 


11 72 


45 29 


2 50 


10 00 


3 2S 


2 22 


7 .55 


1 63 


4 33 


10 00 


3 00 


3 .VJ 


09 


1 85 


8 00 


3 07 


40 18 


1 18 



80 Texas Library and Historical Commission" 

Stationery Library Supplies, Postage, Freight for Year Gnding August 31, 1912 — Continued. 



Date. 


Voucher 
No. 


To whom paid. 


1 For woat paid. 


Amount . 


May 16 


162 
19.5 
196 
197 
203 
209 


i 

!E. W. Winkler, Austin 


Stamps 


8 00 


Aug. 3 




33 54 


Aug. 5 


jTobin's Book Store, Austin 

:E. W. Winkler, Austin 

'E. W. Winkler, Austin 

Tobin's Book Store, Austin 

Total 


jCarbon paper, etc 


3 50 


Aug. 5 


iStamps 


3 00 


Aug. 17 


i Stamps 


6 00 


Aug. 31 


j Carbon paper 


2 90 










$300 00 




Amount appropriated 





300 00 











Traveling expenses for year ending August 31, 1911. 



Date. 


Voucher 
No. 


1 


To whom paid. 


Amount. 


1910. 
Dec. 9 


64 
65 

108 
149 
193 


IE. W. Winkler, Austin 




$4 85 


Dec. 9 


iE. C. Barker, Austin 




5 20 


^ 1911. 
Feb. 15 


Mrs. Joseph B. Dibrell 




10 70 


Mav 20 


;E. W. Wmkler, Austin 




66 70 


Aug. 29 


|E. W. Winkler, Austin 




9 25 




Total 








S 98 70 




Amount appropriated 




100 00 




Balance 




1 30 











Traveling expenses for year ending August 31, 1912. 



Date. 


Voucher 
No. 




To whom paid. 


Amount. 


1912. 
Jan. 24 


99 


Mrs. Joseph B. Dibrell 




$15 25 




Total 








% 15 25 




,4mniint, annrrvnrirvtpd 




100 00 








84 75 











Collecting and disseminating information about public libraries for year ending August 31, 1911. 



Date. ! 


Voucher 


^ 1 


No. 


1 1910. i 




Oct. 22; 


18 


Dec. 15 


71 


1911. 




Jan. 9 


SS 


Feb. 15! 


106 


Mav Ij 


147 


June 6j 


160 


Aug. 14| 


1S7 


Sept. Sl 


181 



To whom paid. 



For what paid. 



Amount. 



A. L. A. Publishing Board, Chicago.. 
.\u3tin Printing Co., Austin 



.! Sundry library tracts 

.i"Texa3 Libraries" No. 2.. 



Democrat Printins; Co.. Madison ;Children's book lists 

|Wi*con.sin Lii)r:iry Coiumi.s'^ioti, MadLson..' Study outlines 

lA. L. -A.. Publisiiinij; Board. Cliicago Sundry library tracts 

i.\. L. A. PubU.shiii'-' Board, Chicago Library tracts 

.\. C. McCluri< lV: Co.. Chica^^o ^Bib!io<i;raphy of library economy 

A. L. A. PublLshing Board, Chicago iSundry library tracts 



Total 

Amount appropriated 



$0 80 
20 42 



1 00 
9 50 



$50 00 
50 00 



Second Biexxtal Report 



81 



Telephone rent for year ending August 31, 1911. 



Date. 


Voucher 




No. 


1910. 




Oct. 3 


7 


(\t. 31 


26 


I>c. 5 


58 


1911. 




Jan. 9 


85 


Feb. 1 


104 


Mar. 7 


117 


April 12 


1.36 


May 22 


154 


June 6 


164 


July 6 


179 


.\iig. 14 


188 


\ng. 31 


194 



To whom paid. 



Amount. 



The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin 
The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin 
The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin 

The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin 
The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin 
The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin 
The Southwestern Teieirraph and Telephone Co.. Austin 
The Southwestern Telegraph and Telefihonc Co., .■Austin 
The Southwestern Telesraph and Telephone Co., Au.=tin 
The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin 
The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin 
The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., .\ustin 

Total 

Amount appropriated 



S4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


400 


4 00 


4 00 


400 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


$48 00 


48 00 



Telephone rent for year ending .\ugust 31, 1912. 



Date. 



Voucher 
No. 



To whom paid. 



Amount. 



1911. 

Sept. 30 

Oct. 31 

Nov. 29 j 

Dec. 30; 

1912. 

Jan. 31 

Feb. 291 

.Mar. 30' 

April 301 

Mav 31! 

June 29! 

July 31 

.\ug. 31 1 



29 
46 
73 

87 

103 
114 
129 
151 
176 
189 
193 
205 



JThe Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin. 
The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin 
The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin . 
The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin. 

The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin. 
The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin., 
The Southwestern Teletiraph and Telephone Co., .\ustin. 
The South westQrn Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin., 
The v^outhwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., .Austin. 
The Southwestern Teleciraph and Telephone Co., Austin. 
The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., Austin. 
The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., .Austin. 



Total 

Amount appropriated. 



U 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 OO 


4 OO 


$48 00 


48 00 



Shelving for books, etc., for the two years ending August 31, 1911, not heretofore reported. 



Dace. 


Voucher 
No. 


To whom paid. 


For what paid. 


1910. 
Sept. 15 
Ott. 14 
Oct 22 


3 
15 

17 


C. A. Dahlich, Au.=itin 

Errgerss-O'Flyun Co., Omaha 


Roller-top de.sk 

Pamphlet cases 

Newspaper rack, periodical'rack, card 

catalog cabinet 

Steel vertical letter tile and folders 

Two portable readins lamps 

Electric light cord and sockets 


fVt. 22! 19 
Off 31 -^5 


Tobin's Book Store, Austin 

Bacon <t Hancock \ust'n 


Nov 16' 41 


W Twninff ■\u'<tin 


I'.Ul. ! 
June 14; 170 

■'uly 19: l''<5 
-•v-pt. 23! 199 




Steel vertical letter file and catalog 

card.'i 

Two eiiiht-inch desk fans 


Bacon & Hancock, .\ustin .... 


Library Bureau, Boston 


Card catalog ca.se 



Total 

Balance available 



Amount. 


$27 


oO 


9 oa 


121 


3f> 


34 60 


5 


00 


6 4S 


33 


00 


19 


IK) 


67 


87 


$322 


75 


322 


75 



S2 Texas Libiiakv axd Historical Co.aimissiox 

Sheivin'.:, etc., for year ending .Vugu^t 21, 1912. 



Date. 


\'o!icher 
No. 


To whom paid. 


For what paid. 


Amount. 


1911. 
Sept. 25 
\ov. 18 
N'ov. 18 


23 
64 
65 

102 
2!t7 
208 
210 
211 

... 

ill 


Library Bureau, Boston 

The H. W. Wilson Co., MiimeapoLs 

C. A. Dahlich, .\ustin 

C. A. Dahlich, .\ustin 

C. A. Dahlich, .Xu.-^tin 


... Card catalot; case 

.. Library truck 

Washstand and typev^Titer desk 


$57 l:{ 
18 00 
10 75 


1912. 
Jan. 31 
Sept. 5 


. . TypewTiter table 


6 50 
27 50 


Sept. 30 
Oct. 16 
Oct. 17 
Oct. 24 


C. A. Dahlich. Au.stin 

A. E. Hancock Co., Austin 

Tobin's Book Store, Austin 

Library Bureau, New York 


... Office chair, storage cases 

.. Indoor telephone 

Metal nesvvpaper stack 

Cabinets for fiUng pamphlets 


23 CM) 

-m; 

197 00 
256 04 


1913. 
Jan. 29 


ISnoad & Co. Iron Works, Jersey City... 
IC. M. iMiller, Austin 

Total 




862 50 


Feb. 5 


..Painting and enameling book stacks ... 


32 22 




SI, 500 00 




Amount appropriated 




1,500 00 











11 



Contingent expenses for year ending .\ugust 31, 1911. 



Date. 


Voucher 
No. 


To whom paid. 


For what paid. 


Amount 


1910. 
Oct. 8 
Nov. 16 
Dec. 5 
Dec. 9 
Dec. 30 


8 
13 
59 
6;3 
SO 
83 

113 
US 

121 

198 


E. W. Winkler, .Austin 

E. W. Winkler. .A.ustin 

Lone Star Ice Co.. Austin 

L. K. Smoot, .\ustin 

J. M. Kuehne, Au.stin 

E. W. Winkler, Austin 


Postoffice box rent 

Wire guards for hghts and telegram 

Ice 

Photographic prints 


S3 00 

1 50 
4 59 

2 SO 
6 50 


Dec. 31 


Postoffice box rent 


3 00 


1911. 
Mar. 6 


.\u.«tin Printing Co., .Austin 

E. W. Wmkler, Austin 

W. H. Richardson, .\ustin 

Lone Star Ice Co., .\u.stin 

Total ... , 


Printing "Finding List" 


72 64 


Mar. 10 
Mar. 21 


Lamp shade, Kreso 

Floor broom 


1 30 
3 00 


Sept. 23 


Ice : 


1 67 




1100 00 




Amount appropriated 




100 00 



Date. 



1911. 
Sept. 23 
Sept. 30 



Contingent expenses for year ending .\ugust 31, 



1912. 



\'oucher I 



No. 



To whom paid. 



For what paid. 



Oct. 


OO 


41 


Oct. 


20 


42 


Nov. 


6 


55 


Nov. 


8 


57 


Dvc. 


15 


82 


D.'c. 


15 


.SJ 


Dec. 


15 


84 


Dec. 


30 


8.8 


191 


-> 




Jan. 


24 


98 


Feb. 


10 


m 


Fci). 


10 


no 


.Mar. 


30 


i.ii 


-Mar. 


l"i 


127 


June 


29 


19.) 


Mm. 


17 


1"^ 


Au;:. 


17 


199 



E. W. Winkler, .\ustin Hire of substitute for porter.^ 

IE. W. Winkler, Austin Postoff.ce box rent, binder's thread, 

wash basin, shot 



.Amount. 



Double-throw switch. 



!W. Twininsi. .\ustin 

iThe Western I' nion Telegraph Co., .\ustin.iTelesrarns 

jE. W. Winkler, .Austin IPaid copyist 

I Lone Star Ice Co., .Austin ilce 

1 W. Twiiiinir, .\u.-itin jLamp cord 

IL. K. Smoot, .Austin iPhotoi^raphic plates and prints 

: E. W. Winkler, .Austin iKeys. Kreso. bucket, pitcher, towel 

I I rack, soap dish, wiJihin^; windows 

IW. S. Hart. .Mgr., .Austin Royal typewriter 



iE. W. Winkler, .Austin 'Postoffice box rent 

:E. W. Winkler, .Austin iFreiiiht, dravage, cheesecloth, carbolic 

! . acid 

IWalter.Tips, .Austin |Brush and door cleaner 

, E. W. Winkler. .Au.-^tin iPostotfire box rent 

.Indtrwiiod Typc'.vriUT Co., Houston Typewriter 



'E. W. Winkler. Austin 



Postoffice box rent.. 



Waiter Tijis. .Austin iFIoor broom. 

'E. U . \\ inkier. .Austin iSoap, brackets 



Total 

.Ajnount approjjriatetl. 



$17 50 
5 10 



4 9.S 
1 1)0 
4 O.s 

6 15 
40 tX) 

3 00 



5 50 
3 00 
83 03 
3 O't 
2 5ti 


?20(i 00 
200 Oti 



w 



Secoxd Biexxial Report 83 

R'j^ji?-? o! Srit^ Li^jri-v for ccyrtilel opiej da-in; two years eadln? Ausjust 31, 1012. 



Date. 



From. 



i Amouat. 



.<<>pt. 7, 1910 W.L. Faulk, Athena ! $1 50 

(Jet. 1. 1910;Hamilton <k Davidson, Childress i 1 45 

Oct. 11, 1910;Smith, Cra«-ford & Sonfield, Beaumont i 3 00 

Mar. -J:}. 1911 Locke & Locke, Dallas 2 25 

April 12, 1911iMi!hrd Patterson. El Paso 3 50 

June 19, lOllW. F. Robertson, Dallas I 1 25 

June 30, 1911iAlexL3 Bnan ! 1 60 

Jan. 15, 1912:A. F. Jatho, Beaumont • j 1 00 

— : I 

Deposited in Austin National Bank to State's Gene'-al Revenue account. December 10, 1910 i ?5 95 

Deposited in American National Bank to State's General Revenue account, July 5, 1911 j S 60 

Deposited in American National Bank to State's General Revenue account I I 00 



?15 55 



S15 55 



Proceeds of sale of library property, conducted by the Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds 

ment of receipts. 



and disburse- 



Date. 


Foi 'VVhat paid. 


.Amount. 


Dec. 5, 1910 


Discarded linoleum 


-S 11 0*3 


Dec. 5, 1910 


Wooden book cases displaced by metal book stacks 

.Advertising above sale . . ... 


187 35 


Dec. 6, 1910 


S 2 49 


Jan. 9, 1911 




112 0<) 


Jan. 9, 1911 


Freight and draya'^e on the above mentioned ca'bmet 


10 76 


Jan. 17, 1911 


Tobin's Book Store, Austin, two metai vertical letter files, with guides and folders 


73 10 







Texas Library and Historical Commission 
THE STATE LIBRARY 



CALENDAR OF THE PAPERS OF 

MIRABEAU BUONAPARTE 

LAMAR 



PREPARED FROM THE ORIGINAL PAPERS 
IN THE TEXAS STATE LIBRARY BY 
ELIZABETH HOWARD WEST, ARCHIVIST 



-^^&^ 



AUSTIN, TEXAS 

VON B0ECKMANN-J0NE3 CO.. PRINTERS 

1914 



CONTENTS 

Page 

Signs and abbreviations 4 

Prefatory note 5 

Chronology 6 

Calendar of the papers 7 

Errata 317 

Index 319 



SIGNS AND ABREVIATIONS 



A. Autograph. 

D. Document. 
Df. Draft. 

L. Letter. 

N. Note. 

E. Eubricated. 
S. Signed. 

[] Information supplied from a source other than the documnnt rjf the 

author's indorsement. 
, . . Omissions. 
[?] Doubtful 
C. Approximately. 
Q. V. Which see. 
Cf. Compare. 

For abbreviated proper names and titles, see the index. 



PREFATORY NOTE 



The Lamar Papers listed in the present calendar were acquired by the 
State Library in consequence of an act of the Legislature approved by 
Governor Campbell on March 19, 1909, making appropriation for their 
purchase from Mrs. Loretta Lamar Calder, of Beaumont, the daughter 
of President Lamar. 

They consist mostly of Lamar's state papers, correspondence, editor- 
ials, poems, etc., of the historical material collected by him, largely from 
contemporaries, in preparation for histories of Texas and Mexico and 
for biographies of prominent Mexican and Texan historical characters, 
and of his more or less fragmentary manuscript histories and biographies 
based upon that material. 

While the collection is obviously most valuable for the history of 
Texas, especially in the years from 1821 to 1841, inclusive, it also con- 
tains some material for the history of Nicaragua and Costa Pica in 
18.58 and 1859, the years when Lamar was the minister of the United 
States to those countries. 

State Library, Austin, April, 1913. 



CHRONOLOGY OF MIRABEAU BUONAPARTE LAMAR 

1798-1859 



1798 
1835 



Aug. 16 
August 



1836 Apr. 21 



1836 


April [?] 


1836 


May 


1836 


May 12 


1836 


May 26 


1836 


June 25 


1836 


Oct. 22 


1838 


Dec. 10 


1839 




1811 


June 


18i2- 


6 


1846-8 


1857 


July 


1857 


Dec. 23 


1858 


Jan. 20 


1859 


July 


1859 


Dec. 19 



Born at Louisville, Georgia. 

Trip to Texas; declaration of intention to become a 
citizen. 

Battle of San Jacinto; Lamar commander of the 
cavalry. 

Attorney General in President Burnet's Cabinet. 

Secretary at war in Burnet's Cabinet. 

Letter to the President and Cabinet regarding the Mex- 
ican prisoners. 

Resignation as secretary at war. 

Commission as major general and commander-in-chief 
of the Army of Texas. 

Inauguration as Vice-President of Texas. 

Inauguration as President of Texas. 

Expulsion of the Cherokees from Texas. 

Santa Fe expedition. 

In retirement. 

Commander of the Laredo garrison. 

Appointment as minister to Argentina. 

Commission as minister to Nicarasrua. 

Commissions as minister resident to Xiearagua and 
minister to Costa Pica. 

Return to the L^nited States. 

Death at Richmond, Texas. 



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I CALENDAR 



1756 May 29 [Bucarely t Ursua, Antonio.] Mexico, [Mexico.] To 
Jacinto de Barrios y Jaiiregui, [San Antonio de Bexar, Texas.] 

Order for the transfer of the Presidio of San Xavier to San Saba, sub- 
ject ad interim to the direct control of the Viceroy. A. Df. of Lamar. 
2 p. 

English translation; in no. 2436, p. 2-3. 1 

[1758'] Amaeillas, Marques de las. [Mexico, Mexico.] To Jacinto 
de Barrios y Jauregui, [San Antonio de Bexar, Texas.] 

Ordering assistance to the Presidio of Bexar and to the governors of 
Coahnila and San Saba. A. Df. of Lamar. 1 p. 

English translation; in no. 2436, p. 1. 2 

17S0-1835 AusTix Family. 

Eecords, historical and genealogical, of the Austin family, especially 
Moses and Stephen F. Austin; including notes upon Robert Andrews, 
A. C. Bnckner, — Gross, Wharton, Padilla, Houston, Mrs. Long, Seguin. 
as also letters of H. Meigs, Abia Brown, Mrs. Moses Austin, and Stephen 
F. Austin. Copy. 31 p. 

P. 13-28 in Lamar's hand; see nos. 4, 45, 47, 117, 195, 200, 223, 
234. 3 

1780 July 15 Browx, Abia. j^ew To^vn, [^N'ew Jersey.] To [Maria 
Brown], Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] 
Letter of fatherly advice. Copy. 1 p. 
In no. 3, p. 12 ; addressed to Benjamin Fuller, Philadelphia. 4 

1796-1821 Dec. S-Jan. ^6 'Austin, Moses. 

Papers connected with the journey of Moses Austin from Virginia 
into Missouri, 1796-7, and his attempt to colonize Texas, 1821. Copy, 
partly by Lamar. 46 p. 

On p. 46 is a note upon the childhood of S. F. Austin, and on the 
third cover-page an appended note in regard to portraits of him, and to 
possible sources of information; see nos. 6, 31, 32. 5 

1796-7 I>cc. S-Mar. 25 Austix, Mosos. 

*'A Memorandum of ^L Austin's Journay from the Lead Klines in 
the county of Wythe in the Stale of Virginia to the Lead Klines in the 
Province of Louisiana, West of the Missippi [and return]" Copy, 
partly by Lamar. 34 p. 

Printed: American Historical Eeview. V, 517-512; appended is a 
^'Momorandum kept by S. F. Austin relative to his onicrprize to ^oltU^ 
a colony of Xorth Americans iu Texas |", a copy ot* another drai't of 
which is prefixed to the reprint noted above; in no. 5, p. 1-34; the 
memorandum, idem, p. 35-40. 6 



8 Texas Library and Historical Commission. 

1S05 Oct IS Elguezabal, Juan Bautista de. [San Antonio de] Bexar, 
[Texas.] To Xemosio Saleedo, [Chihuahua, Mexico.] 

Eeporting his issuance of license to Baron de Bastrop to settle a col- 
ony in Texas. A. Df. of Lamar. 2 p. 

English translation. 7 

1811 Jan. 11 Salcedo [Manuel], and Simon de Herrera. 

Certificate of election of Salcedo as civil and of Herrera as military 
governor. A. Df. of Lamar. 1 p. 

English translation; notes upon Casos [Casas?] and Hidalgo's execu- 
tion prefixed and appended. 8 

1815 June 12 Perry^ Henry, l^ew Orleans, [Louisiana.] 

Certificate of Warren D. C. Hall's service in the Eepublican Army, 

1812-13, and of his rank in the Anaya expedition. Copy. 1 p. 

In no. 2504. 9 

1815 Aug. 1 Gutierrez de Lara, Jose Bernardo. !N^ew Orleans, (Louis- 
iana.] 
xlccount presented to the Mexican Congress of the progress of the 
Eevolution from the beginning. A. D. S. 28 p. 10 

[o". 1815?^ Quotations from Watts, Bacon, Goethe, Locke, etc. Copv. 
2 p. 11 

[c. 181G? IvERSox? Alfred? Eatonton, Georgia.] 
Essay: ^^Was Brutus justifiable in assassinating Caesar?" 11 p. 12 

[c. 1816 .?] Anonymous. [Eatonton? Georgia?] 

^'Were the Europeans justifiable in conquering and taking possession 
of Amejica in the manner they did?" 7 p. 

Mutilated. 13 

[c. 1816?'] Anonymous. [Eatonton? Georgia?] Essay upon true hap- 
piness. 12 p. 14 

1818 Feb. 18 [Lamar? Mirabeau Buona})arte? Columbus? Georgia?] 
Address [at a school exhibition?] A. Df. 

Signed: "A. Iverson." 15 

1819 May 12 FoKSYTir, John. Madrid, [Spain.] To the Marques de 
Casa Yrujo, [Madrid. Spain.] 

Asking for a time to present his credentials as minister of the Ignited 
States. ^Copy. 1 p. . 

In no. 17, p. 1. 16 

1819^5-3 Mail 12-Aug. 2h Diplomatic FoR:\rs. 

Xotes upon the reception of Jolm Forsyth as minister to Spain, 1810, 
and of James Buchanan as minister to Enojland, ISoo. Df. -4 p. 

See nos. 16, 18, 2182. ^ 17 

181d May IS Forsytu, Jolm. [Madrid. Spain.] 

Speech to the King at his first audience. Copv. 2 p. 

In: no. 17, p. 2-3! \ 18 



Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamae. 



1S19 July 7 Lafitte^ J[ea]n. Galveston, [Texas.] To James Yong 

• [i. e. Long, Xacogdoches? Texas.] 

His own past connection with the cause of Mexican independence; his 
present situation; his desire to co-operate with Long; his brother's 
expected return from the ]^orth ; xlrredondo's movements. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Indorsed: "Galveston J Laffite 7 July 1819." , 

Also an English translation. 2 p. 19 

ISl^^ July 9 Trude[a]u, Felix. ISTatchitoches, [Louisiana.] To 
[Felipe Fatio, Xew Orleans, Louisiana.] 

Reporting the illegal entrance of "collections of Brigan[d]s.'' Copy 
(extract). 2 p. 

English translation; with no. 21. 20 

1S19 July 10 Spanish Vice-consul. St. Louis, [Missouri.] To 
[Felipe Fatio? I^ew Orleans? Louisiana?] 

The troops under Colonel Atkinson sent to fortify the post on the 
Yellowstone; the imminent attack upon Xew Mexico under Ben j [ami] n 
OTallon. Copy (extract). 2 p. 

English translation; see nos. 20, 22, 23. 21 

181 9 July IG Delfasse, — , [Xew Orleans? Louisiana.] To [Felipe 
Fatio, Xew Orleans, Louisiana.] 

Colonel Savari's assertion regarding a question put to him by the 
Governor of Louisiana relative to the formation of a cavalry company. 
Copy (extract). 1 p. 

English translation; with no. 21. 22 

IS 19 July 16 Fatio^ Felipe. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To [Juan 
Ruiz de Apodaca, Mexico, Mexico.] 

The Gutiert-ez-Long expedition; inclosing documents. Copy. 2 p. 
English translation; ivith no. 21. 23 

IS 19 Sept. SO Lafitte, J[ea]n. Galveston, [Texas.] To James Long, 
Xacogdoches, [Texas.] 

Sending Davis and Lacaze, a commission empowered to make an agree- 
ment with Long; his own inability to leave Galveston Island, because of 
his brother's detention in Xew Orleans. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Also an English translation. 1 p. 24: 

IS 19 Dec. S [Perez, Ignacio. Trinity River, Texas.] To [Antonio 
Martinez? San Antonio de Bexar? Texas?] 
Report of his expedition in search of Lomr's party. Df. 25 p. 
Including appended note; English translation. 25 

JS20 May SI ^Iartinez. A[ntonio. San Antonio de Bexar? Texas.] 
To [Juan Ruiz de Apodaca, ^lexico, ^lexico.] 

Reportin£r news from friendly Indians, communicated by the com- 
innnder of La Baliia, ot.' the arrival of a troop of foreign soldiers in 
Xatchitoches. Df. 1 p. 

Enfjlish translation. 26 



10 Texas Libr-^ry axd Historical Co:siMissioy. 

1S20 Nov. IS-Dec. 5 Georgia v. African slaves claimed by William 

Bowen. United States District Court for the District of Georgia. 

Savannah, Georgia. 

Papers in the suit : Interrogatories for James Long, letter of Seaborn 

Jones to John ^I. Berrien, commission to Seaborn Jones. Copy, Df., 

D. S. 5 p. 27 

[c. 18209 IvERSox, Alfred. Princeton? New Jersey?] 
Essay upon the fall of Switzerland. 4 p. -28 

[c. 1820? IvERsox, Alfred. Princeton? New Jersey? "Composition 
upon the discovery of the art of printing."] Df. lip. 
Mutilated; incomplete. 29 

1821 Jan. 20 AusTix. Stephen [Fuller.] New Orleans, [Louisiana.] 
To [Maria Brown Austin], Herculaneum, [Missouri.] 

News of Moses Austin; sympathy for Mr. and Mrs. Bryan; his own 
determination to embrace the offer of Joseph H. Hawkins and study 
law; his editorial work upon the Louisiana Advertiser; sending money 
and provisions. Copy. 3 p. 

In no. 2-107, p. 10-13. 30 

1821 Jan. 26 xiusTix, M[oses.] Natchitoches, [Louisiana.] To [An- 
tonio] Martinez, [San Antonio de Bexar, Texas.] 

Asserting his own innocence of any complicity in the conduct of Kirk- 
ham and certain Spaniards of San Antonio de Bexar. 

Copied from "Common Place Book Began Philadelpliia August 1st 
1791" among the original Austin papers ; explanatory note appended ; 
in no. 5, p. 41-43. " 31 

1821 Jan. 20 AusTix, ]\[[oses.] Near Natchitoches, [Louisiana.] To 
the Baron de Bastrop, [San Antonio de Bexar, Texas.] 

His own pecuniary loss through the failure of the Bank of St. Louis : 
a request for a permit to land a colony at the mouth of the Colorado 
Eiver; Bastrop and Sandoval's danger of being compromised by Kirk- 
ham's imprudent assertions. Copy. 2 p. 

Copied from the ''Common Place Book" noted above; in no. 5, 
p. ^14-45. 32 

[1821-9 Feb. 8-Nov. 1 "Laws, orders, and contract on colonization to 1S21 

to 1S29 under which Colonel Stephen F. Austin introduced and 

settled emigrants in Texas. Translated from the Spanish. Saltillo, 

1829."] Pampldet. Fragments of several copies. 

Austin's translation. 33 

1821 Mar. S [La:mar, ^lirabeau Buonaparte. Cahawba? Alabama?] 

"Village Miscellanv To lie written in a series of numbers By ^[r. 
Lanthornl.alvon . .' . No. 1." A. D. 8 p. 

Prospect us. 34 

1821 June IS-Srpt. 22 [Austin', Stephen Fuller. | 

Diary of his journey from New Orh^ans to his colony in Texas; with 
appended letters and notes. Copy by Lamar. (51 p. 

P. 1-51 copied from Austin^s note-l)Ook ; 55-(il, added by Lamar; 



1 



Papers of Miilibeau Buoxaparte Lamar. 11 

printed, without the appended documents: Quarterly, VII, 286-307; 
.iee nos. 48, 49. 35 

IS^I June 21 Hawkixs, Jo[seph] H. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
[Maria BroAvn] Austin, [Herculaneum, Missouri.] 

His high opinion of Stephen [F. Austin] ; his co-operation with 
Austin in his colonizing project; condolence upon the death of [Moses 
Austin] ; offer of help. Copy. 3 p. 

In no. 2407, p. 13-15. " 36 

IS21 Oct. h LoxG^ James. Presidio de la Bahia del Espiritu Santo, 
[Texas.] To the Commanding. 
Reporting his capture of La Bahia; assurances of moderation; a re- 
quest for an interview. Copy or English translation by Xavier De 
Bray. 1 p. 37 

{^iS21 c. Oct. 10^ Long, James. [La Bahia, Texas.] • 
Declaration. English translation bv Xavier De Bray. 2 p. 
With no. 40. " 38 

[1821 c Oct. W] WixsTOX, Cimbor. La Bahia, [Texas.] 
Declaration. English translation bv Xavier De Bray. 1 p. 
With no. 40. " 39 

1S12 Oct. 11 BuEXTELLO, Tomas. La Bahia, [Texas.] 

^•Report of the 2nd Alcalde of the town of La Bahia" upon Long's 

occupation of La Bahia. English translation by Xavier De Bray. 7 p. 
Including appended declarations; see nos. 38, 39. 40 

1S21 Nov. 2 Lopez, [Gaspar.] Saltillo, []\[exico.] To [Antonio Mar- 
tinez, San Antonio de Bexar? Texas.] 

Acknowledging receipt of no. 159, Oct. 19, inclosing declarations of 
L^ng and his companions, reports of the alcaldes of La Bahia, and a 
communication from Ignacio Perez: order for the removal of Garcia 
from the command of La Bahia; claims. Df. 2 p. 

English translation. 41 



'O' 



1S21 Nov. 5 Lopez, Gaspar. Saltillo, [Mexico.] To [Antonio Mar- 
tinez, San Antonio de Bexar? Texas.] 

Answering: no. 155 of Oct. 13. inclosing the capitulation of Long to 
IVtoz, the agreement for tb.e evacuation of La Bahia, and intercepted 
letters; reproof of Perez for bad faith in dealing with Long. Df. 3 p.. 

English translation, 42 

A' J.? Jan. 1 [Lainfar, ^lirabcau Buonaparte. Cahawba. Alabama.] 

**Xew- Year's address .to the patrons of the Cahawba Press." Broad- 
side. 

Verse; indorsed with a hotter to Lanuir's brother; see no. 44. 43 

\IS22 r. Jan. i] LA^rAK, ^[[irabiau] B[uoiiaparte.] Cahawba, AUi- 

bama. To [ Lamar, Cohimbus? Georgia?] 

Sending his address of [Jan. 1] ; his ])rosi)ects. A. L. S. 1 p. 

On the back of the address (no. 43). 44 



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12 Texas Library axd Historical Commission. 

1S22 Apr. 26 ArsTix, ^fary [Brown.] Herciilaneum, [Missouri.] To 
[Stephen Fuller, Austin, en route to Mexico.] 
On the necessity of religious tolerance. Copy (extract). 1 p. 
In no. 3, p. 13". 45 

[1822 July Jf\ Clark, James. Eatonton, Georgia. 
Independence day address. Df. 20 p. 4G 

182S Apr. S Austin, S[teplien] F[uller.] Mexico, [Mexico.] 

Notes upon his own pamphlet Plan for the Organization of Congrrss 

for the Empire of 'Mexico, [Aug. 8, 1822.] Copy by Lamar. 2 p. 
Prefatory note by Lamar; in no. 3, p. 29-30. 47 

[1S23 May? Austin, Stephen Fuller. Monterey, :\[exico.] To [the 
Provincial Deputies of Coahuila, Xuevo Leon, y Texas.] 

x\nnouncing his return on his way to Bexar; the completion of the 
preliminary business of his colony by the Supreme Government; his 
loyalty, especially to Texas; his detention; plans for the journey. Copy 
by Lamar. 2 p. 

Appended to no. 35, p. 52-3. 48 

[1823 May? Austin, Stephen Fuller. :\ronterey, Mexico.] To , 

[Monterey, Mexico.] 

The status of the colonial business ; a request regarding the translation 
of the above letter. Copy by Lamar. 1 p. 

Appended to no. 35, p. 54. 49^ 

[1823?] Crawford, J[oel?] To [George Macintosh Troup? Mil- 
ledgeville ? Georgia ?] 
Introducing ^lirabeau Lamar, a candidate for ^'Secretary to the Exec- 
utive Department." Copy. 1 p. 50 

[1823-29 Austin, Stephen Fuller.] 

"Extracts from Genl. Austins Papers" upon the Spanish invasion of 
Mexico in 1829 and upon Austin's- whereabouts in 1823. Copy and A. 
Df. of Lamar. 2 p. 51 

1821^ Oct. 16 [Tamaulipas?] Congress. Padillas, [Tamaulipas.] 

Iicpresentation to the [^fexican CongTcss] upon the services of 
Gutierrez de Lara. Copy. 2 p. ^ 52 

1821t Dec. 2J^. Gonzalks. Eafael. Saltillo, [:\rexico.] 

Bando, authorizing the tem]U)rary settlement of the Shawanee Indians 
on tlie Red Iiiver witliin the twenty league frontier federal reservation 
provided l)y tlie colonization law of Aug. 18, [1821.] English trans- 
lation, 2 p. 

Including appended documents: t^er nos. 54, G3. 53 

1823 Apr. V\ ALA^rw. [Luca^.] .Mexico, [^Fcxic-o.] To [l^afael Gon- 
zales? Saltillo, ^[exieo. I 

Announcing the l*re>ident*s ruling in regard to the Shawanee settle- 
ment on the Ked Kiver. Knglisli translation. 2 p. 

Appended to no. 53. 54 



Papers of ^IiiiABEAu BcoxArAiiTE Lamar. 13 

[c. 1825? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Columbus? Georgia?] 

Xewspaper article: "Lawyers." A. Df. 9 p. 55 

1S26 Feb. 3 CiriiiuAituA. Presidial Companies. 
Estimates for five presidial companies. Broadside. 
Spanish ; appendix no. 1 ; with no. 65. 56 

icS'^6' Feb. 3 SoNORA and Sixaloa. Presidial Companies. 
Estimates for nine presidial companies. Broadside. 
Spanish; appendix no. 2; ivith no. 65. 57 

1S26 Feb. 3 Coahuila axd Texas. Presidial Companies. 
Estimates for seven presidial companies. Broadside. 
Spanish; appendix no. 3; ivitli no. 65. 58 

1S26 Feb. 3 Sax Juax Bautista de Lampazos. Presidial Company. 
Effective force and estimates. Broadside. 
Spanish; appendix no. 4; ivith no. 65. 59 

1826 Feb. 3 Tamaulipas. Flying Companies. 

Effective force and estimates of two flying companies. Broadside. 
Spanish; no. 5; ivith no. 65. 60 

1826 Feb. 3 New Mexico. Veteran Companies. 
Estimates for three companies. Broadside. 
Spanish; appendix no. 6; witJi no. 65. 61 

1826 Feb. Ji- Ixterxal States. Presidial Companies. 
Estimates for twenty-seven companies. Broadside. 
Spanish; appendix no. 7; icith no. 65. 62 

1826 Feb. 19 Saucedo, Jose Antonio. [San Antonio de ] Bexar, 
[Texas.] To Rafael Gonzales, [Saltillo, Mexico.] 

The difficulty of carrying: out the President's ruling in regard to the 
Shawanee settlement on Pcd Piiver. English translation. 1 p. 

Original number, 55; appended to no. 53. . 63 

1S2G Mar. 21 Victoria, Guadalupe. Mexico, [Mexico.] 

Decree, providing for the adoption of a system of presidial companies 
and militia for the defense of the eastern and western int'ernal states 
and of Xew Mexico; published a congressional decree. Printed. 2 p. 
In no. 65. 64 

1826 yfar. 21 Gomez Pkdraza, [^Eanuel.] ^Fexico, [^lexico.] 

Circular u[)on the adoption of a system of presidial companies and 

niilitia; communicating a presidential decree of Mar. 21 publishing a 

« ongrcssional decree. Printed. 9 ]). 

including appended documents: sec fios. 56-62, 61. 65 

1^26 Dec. 2J Kdwaiids, l)fcnjaniiul W. and Il[arman]B, ^Iayo. 

Xacogdoches, | Texas. ] 

Proclamation of the etimmittee of eorres])ondence, "to the People of 

—- — Distriet" ii[)()ii "the e;iuscs and motives'' of resistance to the Mvxi- 

can Government; calling for an assemi)ly at Nacogdoches on the lirst 



14 Tex-\s Library and Historical Commission. 

Monday in February, [1827], of delegates from every district in Texas, 
to make a formal declaration of independence. D. S. 4 p. 6G 

1827 Jan. 22 Austin, Stephen F[uller.] San Felipe de Austin, 
[Texas.] 
Proclamation, calling his colonists to arms against the "Nacogdoches 
madmen." Copy. 3 p. 67 

1827 Jan. 22 Saucedo, Jose Antonio. San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 
Proclamation, setting forth the reasons for the annulment of Haden 

Edwards's contract, and calling upon the inhabitants of Trinity, Xechcs, 
and Nacogdoches Districts to support the Goyernment. Copy. 3 p. ^^ 

[1827 Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. ]\Iilledgeyille ? Georgia?] 
Editorial: "Governor Troup's Administration." Copy. 3 p. 69 

[1827 9] Anonymous. 

On Governor Troup's administration. Df. 5 p. 70 

[1827 or 1828 Puelles? Jose Maria?] | 

Eeport to E[amon] Arispe upon the history of Texas. A. Df. of 

Lamar. 19 p. | 

Extracts; notes. 71 

[1827 ?\ Flint, [Timothy.] 
Conflicting claims of Spain and France to Texas. Copy by Lamar. 1 p. 
Headed: "From Flint." " 72 

1828 Jan. La:mar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte. Columbus, Georgia.] 
Prospectus of the Cohimlus Enquirer. Broadside. 73 

1828 Sept. 7 Marshall, Beni[amin.] Columbus, [Georgia.] 

Petition to the Legislature of Georgia for permission to build a grist 

and saw mill on the Chattahoochie River opposite Columbus. A. Df. 

of Lamar. 2 p. 

Indorsed : "Petition of Indian for permission to build 1828." 74 



1828 [Puelles, Jose :Maria.] 

Eeport upon the Texas-Louisiana boundary. Pamphlet. 38 p. 
Spanish. 75 

1829 Jan. 7 Porter, David. Vera Cruz, [Mexico.] To [Antonio 
Lopez de Santa AnnA, Mexico, ^fexico.] 

Answering Santa Anna's official note of [Jan.] 2. Copy. 1 p. 
From: Xiles' Weel'hj Rcgistrr, vol. 35, p. 404. 76 

1829 Feb. 27 Austin, Stephen F[uller.] San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 
To Jose An[toni]o de Xavarro, [San Antonio de] Bexar, [Texas.] 

Acknowledging the roceifit of money to l)o expendetl iov cotfee and 
gunpowder, and accounling lor its cxj.ii'ndjturo ; the scarcity of supplit.'- 
in San Felipe; a schooner expected from Xew Orleans. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Spanish. 77 



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I 



Papers of Miil^eau Buonaparte Lamar. 15 

1S29 Aug. 3 iVxoxYMOus. Athens, [Georgia.] 

Letter of remonstrance against the injustice done Colonel Crowell, 
Indian agent, by the Augusta Chronicle of [Jnly] 25, in commenting 
upon a statement in the Columbus Enquirer^ [Ji-ily 18.] Clipping from 
the Cherokee Phoenix. 

Reprint (extract) from the Augusta Chronicle. 78 

[JS29 Sept.? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Columbus? Georgia.] 

Editorial in the Columbus Enquirer, replying to the anonymous letter 
of Aug. 3 upon Colonel Crowell noted bove. A. Df. 2 p. 79 

[1829- Sept.? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Columbus? Georgia.] 
On the Eev. William T. Brantley's candidacy for the presidency of 

Franklin College to succeed the Eev. Dr. Moses Waddel. A. Df. 15 p. 
Headed : '^Answer to Mr. Brantley's letter" ; indorsed : "Editorial in 

Columbus Enquirer — Ga — " 80 

1829 Oct. 15 ]\rEXico (State). Congress. Committee on Government. 

Report in secret session upon the restoration of Lorenzo de Zavala to 
the governorship of the State of Mexico. Printed. 4 p. 

Spanish. 81 

182[9?\ Oct. 29 Austin, [Stephen] P[uller.] Villa de Austin [San 

Felipe, Texas.] To [Jo]se A[ntonio Xa]varro, [San Antonio de 

Bexar, Texas.] 

His own recent illness and his brother [J. E. B. Austin's] death; an 

unanswered paragraph in a letter of Navarro's; his own plans for the 

advancement of Texas, especially his scheme to translate federal and 

state constitutions and legislative decrees; general ignorance of Mexican 

law; land. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Spanish. 82 

[1829 Isov.?] Austin, [Stephen] r]uller, San Felipe de Austin, Texas.] 
To Jose Ant[o]n[i]o Xavarro, [San Antonio de — Bexar, [Texas.] 

[J. E. B. Austin's] death; the proposed collectorship of Galveston for 
Xavarro in relation to the prospects of Texas; preference for Brazoria 
as a port; Williams's residence on the San Jacinto; the sale of J. E. B. 
Austin's interest in the Xew Orleans boat; coffee and salt; an invitation 
to visit the [Williams] -Austin residence near San Felipe: Mexican 
affairs ; livestock and currency ; answering Xavarro's letter of the 29th 
ultimo. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Spanish; noted as answered on Dec. 21. 83 

[1829? La"N[ar. Mirabeau Buonaparte. Columbus? Georgia?] 
Edit6rial upon the General Government and the removal of the 

Georgia Indians west of the ^lississippi. A. Df. 3 p. 

Fraaments. 84 



Sb 



[/>'.?-'? Lamar, ^[jrnltoau F'li'uiajjarto. Spnrta? Georgia?] 
Address at a public examination of a girls' school. A. Dl.'. 6 p. 

[182-? Gariihtt, — . ^lontgoniery, Alabama. 
A love-letter. A. Df. of Lamar. 1 p. 86 



16 Texas Libilvry and Historical Commission. 

[1S2-?] Terry, Clement. Mount Pleasant, [Georgia?] To Tho[ma]s 

H. Kenan, Milledgeville, Georgia. 

Situation and business prospects of Mount Pleasant; a request for 

attention to the disposal of real estate and to the collection of debts. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 87 

[182- ? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte.] 

Address at a public examination of a boys' school. A. Df. 3 p. SS 

\_182-? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Columbus? Georgia?] 

Eeview of a book of poems. K. Dr. 3 p. 89 

[182-9] Anonymous. 

The origin of "The Proverb ^Give him a Rowland for his Oliver.' " 
1 p. 90 

[182-?] Georgia, Militia. 

"Proposals for organizing a volunteer corps of mounted riflemen." 
Broadside. 91 

[182- f] Anquetil, [Louis Pierre.] 

Account of the Champ d'Asile in Texas. A. Df. of H. J. Jewett. 
5 p. 

"Translated from the 4th volume of the ^History- of France' by 
Anquetil, continued bv Leonard Gallois' H. J. Jewett"; headed: 
"1819." " 92 

18S0 Mar. 23 Austin, [Stephen] F[uller. San Felipe de Austin? 

Texas.] To Jose Ant[oni]o Navarro, [San Antonio de] Bexar, 

[Texas.] 

An unsuccessful quest for tobacco-seed; I\oyall's trip to Bexar; the 

Vice-President's warning of danger to the integrity of [Coahuila and 

Texas?]; liis own confidence in tlie Texans; his ill-health; expressions 

of personal regard. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Spanish. 93 

1830 Apr. 13 [Creek Commission.] Creek Nation, [Georgia.] To 
[John Henry Eaton, Washington, D. C] 
Talk, reporting the rejection of Eaton's talk to the Creek Nation 
upon westward emigration ; the Creek feuds ; the stipend ; the obstacles 
to emigration caused bv the character of the Indian agent [Crowell.] 
Df. 17 p. . ■ 94 

1830 Aitr. h") [Creek Co:mmis.sion.] Creek Nation, [Gcoriria.] To 

Geofrge] M[cIntosh] Troup, [Wasliington. D. C] " * 

Inclosing' a copy of their letter to Secretary [Eaton, Apr. 13?] upon 

the Creeks' rejection of his talk; the desira])ility of removing the agent 

[Crowell] and of holding a treaty; the stipeuil. Df. 1 p. 95 

1830 Apr. 20 [Cuekk Hi-ad Man.^J Creek Nation, [Georgia.] To 
[John Henry Eaton, Washington, [D. C. | 
The attempted council at Fort ^[itchell: machinations of CrowelTs 
partisans; the Creeks' lack of confidence in him. Df. G p. 9() 



Papers of ^[ikabeau Buoxaparte Lamar. 17 

•v.>'7 Mai/ SI AusTix, [Stephen] r[uller. San Antonio de] Bexar, 

[Texas.] To J[ose] A[ntonio] Navarro,- [San Antonio do] Bexar, 

[Texas.] 

Xavarro's commission as land commissioner; Milam, Carbajal, and the 

^nevorship; Viesca's prospective departure. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Spanish; noted as answered on June 24. 97 

1<,V) July 13 AusTix, [Stephen] F[uller.] San Felipe de Austin, 

[Texas.] To Jose Antonio Xavarro, [San Antonio de Bexar? 

Texas.] 

Navarro's prospects as land commissioner; surveyors; their fees under 

the new law; Maylan; Eamon; [Carbajal.] A. L. S. 2 p. 

Spanish. 98 

;sVO Nov. 29 Fisher, George. Matamoros, [Mexico.] To Godwin 

Brown Gotten, San Felipe de x\ustin, [Texas.] 

Promising a full reply to articles in the Texas Gazette of Oct. 23, 

\s'M), censuring Fisher's conduct as collector of Galveston and secretary 

<'f the Ayimtamiento of San Felipe: steps taken to secure an investiga- 

€t!Ofi by Mier y Teran; requesting the publication of the present note. 

Trinted. 1 p. 

Knglish translation; in no. 107. 99 

|/V.>'(^ Dec. 31] CoAicuiLA axd Texas. Supreme Government. [Sal- 
tillo? Coahuila. Mexico.] 

Decree, forbidding the unauthorized transfer of contracts or sale of 
lands by empresarios. Printed. 1 p. 

Extract dated Jan. 12, 1S31 ; English and Spanish in parallel col- 
umns; headed: "Texas"'; in no. 107, p. 2. 100 

[('. 1S30?[ PossiGXOL, Cha[rle]s. [Georgia.] 
"Statement" in regard to his killing Thomas Hardee. D. S. 4 p. 

101 

[r. 1S30? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Columbus? Georgia?] 
r»ook review. A. Df. 1 p. 
Fragment. 102 

\''. 1S30?] AxoxY-AEors. 
*'| Directions to tlie Colonists relative to the nse of stamp paper.]'' 1 p. 
Miitihited. 103 

\'\ 1S30? KvMAR, ^[irabeau Buonaparte. Columbus? Georgia?] 
<'ii constitutional izovernment and guarantees. A. Df. (1 p. 
-Mutilated. ^ 104 

: '"• LS30? La:\[ar, ^Firabeau Buonaparte. Columbus? Georgia?] 
^^n forms of irovernment. A. Df. op. 
Mutihited. ' 105 

''^•^/ l''''h. FisTiEn, George, ^fatamoros, [^[exico.] '\\^ the Ivlitors 
of tbe Advertiser of the Port of ^[atamoros, [^^at;lln(M"os, Mexico.] 

S-nding for pu!)lioatiou bis b.'tter of Xov. 2!>, l^'M), to Gotten. 
J'rinted. 

Hnglisli transbition: iu no. in;, p. 1. 106 



18 Texas Library axd Historical Commission. 

[1S31? Feb. f The Advertiser of teie Port of Matamoros. Extra. 
[^latamoro?, ^Eexico.] 

Documents of Feb. 9, 1831, Xov. 29, 1830, and Dec. 31, [1830.] 
Printed. 2 p. 

See nos, 99, 106. 107 

1SS2 Jan. SO Tno^rAs, — . [Columlni?? Geor.cria?] 

"[Temperance Speecli by Judge Thomas.]" 22 p. ' 108 

1832 May 8 [Austix, Stephen Fuller.] Saltillo, [Coahuila, Mexico.] 
To [James Franklin and Emily Austin Perry, Brazoria, Texas.] 
His own plans. Copy (extract) bv Lamar. 1 p. 
In no. 3, p. 21. " "^ 109 

1832 May IS Lixdsay, James. Anahuac, [Texas.] To Eobert M. Wil- 
liamson, San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 
The imprisonment of P. C. Jack and Travis ; the activity of Paclio, 
the fiscal; the desertion of the town; Dr. and Mrs. Patrick; Major 
Lewis; Major Burnett. A. h. S. 3 p. 110 

1832 May 21^ Edwards, ^Monroe. Anahuac, [Texas.] To Eobert M. 
Williamson, [San Felipe de] Austin, [Texas.] 
The disturbance at Anahuac; Hall's rumor of an expedition to rescue 
the runaway negroes; the McLaughlin hoax; Bradburn's arrest of Travis 
and Jack; Morgan's and his own efforts for their release; the urgency 
of the case; Bradburn's tyranny. D. S. 3 p. Ill 

11832'] June /^ Williamsox, R[obert] M. [Brazoria? Texas.] 

Appeal ^"to the Citizens of Brassoria and its vicinity'^ to ''turn out 
strong'' to the rescue of [Travis and Jack] ; the arrival of Pettus and 
McQueen ; plans for rendezvous at Lynches Ferry ; movements of Francis 
W. Johnson and others; Capt. Wyly Martin. A. L. S. 3 p. 112 



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1832 June 4 Hall, Warren D. C. Cottage, [Texas.] To John Austin, 
[Brazoria? Texas.] 
The unexpectedly early arrival of the posts from Anahuac; prepara- 
tions for a march, to rendezvous at Lvnch's Ferrv; Williamson; ^IcKiu- 
stry; Hall; Bridge; Foster. A. L. S. 1 p. ^ 113 

1832 June IS Turtle Bayou Pesoluttoxs. 

Resolutions adopted at a meeting of citizens on Turtle Bayou, declar- 
ing adherence to Santa Anna and the Constitution of 1821. Copy. 1 p. 

In no. 1")T, p. 3. Ill 

\1SS2'\ June l'> Austix, S[teplien] F[nller.] :Matani(>ros. [:\rexico.1 

To [Siamuel :\r. Williams? Snn Felipe de Austin? Texas.] | 

Sending the law oniliodying the Texa- free-importation li>t; addition- ;■ 

for which the Avuntnniieiito should ]>otitinn ; the nMohitinn aiid the ' 
removal of mini-tcr.- ; a . .>iiNcrs;aion ^^ith Tcran at llic ILuienda 'hi 

Cojo u|»on Texas all'airs; his own correction of Toran's inisint'ornianoji ] 

regarding importations into I'razoria; 1'ei-an's views; ids trip into Texas, \ 
and Fisher's resiu'iiatitui ; his own plans for i)ringing pressure for the 

repeal of the lltli artieh^ of the decree of Apr. (i, 1S;U); (^Mieral Ma-oii j 



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Papers of ^Iirabeau Buonaparte Lamar. 19 

,iii(l the "Xew York Company business"; personal messages to Padre 
Muldoon and others. Copy (extract) by Williams. 2 p. 115 

I<32 June 19 Piedras. Jose de las. Xacogdoclies, [Texas.] To the 
Ayuntamiento of [San Felipe de] Austin, [Texas.] 

Calling for co-operation against the armed movement to rescue the 
Annhiiac prisoners. A. D. of Samuel M. Williams. 2 p. 

English translation. 116 

flSS?] June 30 [Austix. Stephen Fuller.] Matamoros, [Mexico.] To 
[James Franklin and Emily Austin Perry, Brazoria, Texas.] 

The weather ; the affairs of Texas ; the trouble at Anahuac. Copy 
(extract) by Lamar. 1 p. 

In no. 3, p. 24. ' 117 

1S32 June 20 Buckxer, Ayl[ett C] Point Pleasant, [Texas.] To 
John Austin, xVnahuac, [Texas.] 
Bradburn's tvrannv and the need of decisive action by the Anglo- 
Texans. A. L.'^S. 2 p. il8 

1S32 June 20 BRiCTHA:\r^ A[sa], and others. Brazoria, [Texas.] 

Agreement, organizing a part of the military of Austins Colonv." 
D. S. 3 p. "^ 

The body of the document in the hand of John Austin; lOl signa- 
tures, including those of John Austin, W. H. Wharton, George McKin- 
stry, and Edwin Waller ; the last forty-three nearly all in one hand, some 
signed with pencil and traced over with ink. 119 

[1S32 c. June 20?^ [Brazoria, Texas.] Citizens' meeting. 

Proceedings ; declaration for the Constitution ; appointment of com- 
mittees to notifv other towns and jurisdictions and the officers at the 
mouth of the Brazos. D. S. of John Austin, chairman. 2 p. 

Countersigned by B. T. Archer, secretary. • 120 

1S32 June 20 :\rTTCHELL. Asa. [Yelasco? Texas.] To W[illia]m H. 
Wharton, Brazoria, [Texas.] 

Bradburn's call for reinforcements from tlie mouth of the [Brazos] 
River [Fort Yelasco] and from Xacogdoches ; rumors of his imprison- 
nu-nt of foiirtei^n Americans; the movement of ]\[exican troops to Ana- 
biiac; preparations at the Fort [Yelasco] to meet a possil)le attack of 
the colonists : a soldier's outraijeous conduct ; inclosing a letter from 
Captain Brown [June 20.] A.^L. S. 3 p. 

Tlie address notes S. Calvit as the bearer: indorsement: "Mr A 
^ritchells official Letter To :\rr Wharton June 20th 1S32." 121 

^S32 Jnno 20 Buowx., J. S. [ ?] :\routh of the Brazos, [Texas.] To 
W[illi]am IT. Wharton, | Brazoria, Texas.] 

The rumor of Bradburn's imiirisonnient of fourteen Americans; dis- 
:'{'iU'oval of tlie re]iortod ces-ation of hostililic- by tlie colonist> and of 
'!!<• plan to petition Toran for redress: tlu> inoxciueiit of ^lexican troops 
'•• Anahuac: the [)osition of his own vi's>cL A. L. S. 1 p. 

Indorsed: 'Air A Mitchells otiicial Lctt(>r to Wm IL Wharton Esq 
•^mc 2()th 18:52."' 122 



20 Tex-1s Library axd Historical Commission. 

1SS.2 June 21 Austix, John. Brazoria, [Texas.] Xo John Eowhmd, 
[Brazoria, Texas.] 

Order to hold liimself and vessel in readiness to start to Anahuac on 
Friday niorning, [Jnne] 22. Copy. 1 p. 

Indorsed: "Copy Letter to John G. Rowland master Schooner Bra- 
zoria June 21st 1832." 123 

1S32 June 21 Muldoox, Michael, Brazoria, [Texas.] To John Anstiii, 



[Brazoria, Texas.] j 



Olfering himself as a hostaije ^'for the peace & order of his people & i 

to liberate the prisoners now at Anahuac." x\. L. S. 1 p. 124: j 

1S32 June 21 AusTix^ John. Brazoria, [Texas.] j 

Order to Tliomas Westall, Joseph Eees, [Joseph] Caldwell, and George ] 

B. McKinstry to take from Collector Dnclor all arms and amnumition \ 

in his possession, offering him, his family, and official employes their 
choice of remaining in Brazoria or taking passage to the month of the 
Biver on the Brazoria. A. D. S. 1 p. 125 

1SS2 June 21 [Austix, John. Brazoria, Texas.] To [Francisco] 
Duelor, [Brazoria, Texas.] 
Order for the suspension of his office. Df. 1 p. 126 

1SS2 June 21 'M. y Duclor, F[rancis]co. Brazoria, [Texas.] To John 
Austin, [Brazoria, Texas.] 
Promising compliance with Austin's order [of June 21] for suspen- 
sion; accepting conditionally his offer of transportation on the Brazoria; 
a request regarding tlie treatment of a sergeant on the schooner Eliaza- 
beth. A. L. S. 2 p. 127 

[1S32 June 21-S?] Texas Voluxteer. Muster-rolls. 

[I] ^'List of volunteers." Copy, 2 p. ; indorsed: "(Copy) Muster 
Eoll June 21st 1S32 under command. Ca})t John Austin. 

[2] ''Muster Roll In camp near the Brazos June 25 1832." Copy? 
4 p. 

[3] "List of individuals in the engagement at A elasco on the kniglit • 
26th June 1832 under command of John Austin." Copy? 3 p. 

[4] ''Thursday 28th 1832 List of men in Camp — "'; with supple- 
mentary lists of messes and committees. Df. 1 p. 

[5] "List of men Detailed for the Command of Lieut Russell com- 
mander of the Schr. Brassoria." Df. 1 p. 

[6] "lstDivisionlIenrySBrownLieut.com." Df. 1 p. ; indorsed : 
"Corrected." 

[7] "Ist Division IL>nry S. Brown Capt" Df. 1 p. 

[8] "1st Division Henry S. I>ro^\■n lomed. 2n(l Division TTeury 
Smith comed. 3rd Division Jno. W. Cloud comd 4tli Division Thos. 
B licll comedant 5th Division W. IT. "Wharton i-nmed"' Df. 1 }). 

['> — "2nd Division llciirv Smith Lieut." Df. 1 j). 

|lt»| ''Soroiid l)i\i.-i(»n Henry Smith — hieui com." I )f . 1 p. 

[II] I'nclassilietl list of eighteen nanu-s. 1 p. 128 



Papers of ^Firabeau Buoxaparte La:\iar. 21 

[fsr>3 c. June 229] Caldwell, Ja[me]s F. [Brazoria? Texas.] To 
John Austin, Headquarters, Brazoria, [Texas.] 

Reporting "two fine Iiifles"' in the possession of Janie-* Unmeshurgh, 
\\\\vt refuses to give them up for public service. A. X. S. 1 p. 

Addressed: ''Capt. John Austin at Head Quarters — Brazoria"; in- 
.l-.r-ed: "From Adgt J. P. Cahhvell To Capt. Jno Austin." 129 

\ISS2 June 22?] Pussell, AY[illia]m J. [Schooner Brazoria, near 
Brazoria? Texas,] To John Austin, [Brazoria? Texas.] 

Inclosing a list of men under his command ; the embarkation of arms 
and ammunition; detail of blacksmith's assistants. A. ]^. S. 1 p. 

Addressed: "Capt. John Austin per Sargent Antonv" ; indorsed: 
-From Lieut. W J Pussell To Capt Jno Austin." ■" 130 

1S32 June 22-Ang. 6 Robertsox, Arthur, and others. Brazoria, [Texas.] 
lieceipts to W. T. Austin, George AIcKinstry, and John Austin for 

arms and accoutrements. D. S. 2 p. 

Sheet indorsed: ^Tveceipts for Sundry Muskets 1832." 131 

JS32 June 22-[27] Brazorlv, [Texas.] ^lilitia. 

Journal of the movement of the combined land and river force under 
command of Captain John Austin from Brazoria to the mouth of the 
{ Brazos] Piver, and of their operations around the fort [Yelasco] ; the 
election of Henry Smith as captain of the second division of the fourth 
ritie corps in place of Thomas ^Y. Bell. Df. 2 p. 132 

\1S32 c. June 23 Brazoria, Texas.] Standing Committee of Consulta- 
tion. To A[vlett] C. Buckner and others, [Lavaca Settlement? 
Texas.] 
History and present status of the armed movement to force Bradburn 
t > release the Anahuac prisoners. Df. 5 p. 

Indorsed : "Communication of committee of vigilance to A. C. Buck- 
ner Wm ^Menifee Thos. ]k[. Duke Mr Morrison S. P. Fisher Danl Pawls 
Harney & Geo Huff." , 133 

IS32 June 23 Brigiia:\[, Asa. Brazoria, [Texas.] To John Austin, 

en route to the moutli of the Brazos, Texas.] 

Reporting the -action of a citizens' meeting at Brazoria [June 22] ; 

list of members of the committee of vigilance; tlie organization of the 

"city guard''; arms and boat. A. L. S. 2 p. 134 

iS32 June 23 [roARTECirEA, Domingo.] Fort Yelasco, [Texas.] To 
Fran [cis] co Duclor, ' Brazoria, [Texas.] 

His own innl)ility to join an unauthorized and premature revolutionan' 
movement; the ingratitude oL' the Anglo-American-; tlie nt^ed of cau- 
tion in accrediting alleged nev.'s from Santa Anna and Tei'an ; John 
Austin's conduct; answering Duclor's letter of [June 22. J Df. 2 p. 

Spanish. 135 

^•^32 June 2o Sax Felipe dk Austix. [T(^\a>.| Citiz^'us* meeting. 

K'»s()hi(ion> of k\valty to tlu? ^lexican G<»\ eminent as against the late 
i'n-i-ipitate nu'a>ure< at Analiuac and r)razi)i'ia; requi^sting the U'gal 
investigation of J)i'adhu!-n's conduct. Copy. 3 ]). • 



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Alcalde Horatio Chriesman, chairman, Samuel M. Williams, secro- 
tarv; indorsement: "San Felipe de Austin Copy of Resolutions — .'' 

13G 
1SJ2 June 25 ^lusQUiz, Ramon. San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 

Address to the people, condemning the ^'ill-timed rising''^ against 
Bradburn at Anahuac, and promising attention to anv ''pacific demands.'' 
Copy? 3 p. 

Indorsed: "Translation of the Political Chiefs Adress." 137 

1S32 June 25 Johxsox^ F[rancis] W. Camp near Dunraans, [Texas.] 
To John Austin, [on hoard tlie Brazoria. Brazoria, I'exas. 
Answering Austin's letter of [June] 21 ; Captain Spilman as an ad- 
viser; a request for exact information of Austin's landing-place; Colonel 
Morgan; numbers in camp; the arrival of Captain Kuykendall and his 
company; the Cow Bayou people's turnout; the arrival of the cannon 
fron\ San Fe]ii:)e; "'fine spirits." Copy. 1 p. , 138 

lSo3 June 26 Sax Felipe de Austix^ [Texas.] Ayuntamiento. 

iVddress "To the Citizens and inhabitants of Austins Colony under 
arms against the military post of Anahuac,'' entreating them to go 
peaceably home; inclosing translations of a letter form Piedras and an 
address of [Musquiz, June 25.] D. S. of Horatio. Chriesman, presi- 
dent, and four other members. 3 p. 

The body of the document in the hand of Samuel ]\I. AYilliams. 139 

18S2 June 26 Morgax, J[ames.] Wallaces on Trinity River, [Texas.] 
To John Austin, on board the Brazoria, Brazoria, [Texas.] 

Sending Johnson's letter of [June 25] in duplicate: Captain Spil- 
man; plans for a rendezvous with the vessel and the cannon near Round 
Poinr, below the fort of Anahuac. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Appended to: Johnson to Austin, 1832, June 25; see no. 138. 1-10 

1832 June 2S AusTix's Coloxt, [Texas.] Navidad, Karankawas, and 
Lavaca settlements. 

Proceedings of a citizens' meeting at Thomas Menefee's, George Sutli- 
erland, president, Gail Borden, Jr., secretary; resolutions upon the 
troubles at Anahuac, Brazoria, etc., suggesting a convention at San 
Felipe or elsewhere, and appointing a standing committee of correspond- 
ence and inquin-; the committee's duties in regard to Anglo-American 
and ^Mexican relations. Copy. 4 p. 

Indorsed: "(A Copv) of Resolutions of the Citizens of Lavaca &: 
Navidad Settlements." ' 111 

1S32 June ^0 [Fort A'klasco, Texas.] 

Capitulation entered into by Juan Moret and Jose ^laria Rincon for 
the ^[exican garrison and William J. Russell and W. H. Wharton for 
the Texan fones : approved by Ugartechea and Austin. Copy. 2 p. 

Certified by I'gartechea ; in Spani-li: Knglisli ti-aii-lation ])rinred: 
Hollev, Tt.ras. ^ . . loS-O : (Juarlcrlu, \, 2;)J--.\ Appended to 
no. lis. ' ' 112 



Papers of ]\Iirabeau Buoxaparte Laimar. 23 

IS.12 June 29^ :\[exefer. William. [Lavaca Settlement ? Texas.] To the 
Standing Committee, Brazoria, [Texas.] 
Transmitting the official account of the meeting at Thomas Menefee's 
{.June 28], to be publislied in the Texas Gazette; further action of the 
ineuting in organizing a volunteer company; its officers; Captain Looney's 
investigation of the alleged movement of troops from San Antonio and 
Guadalupe to reinforce the garrisons at Analmac and the mouth of the 
Brazos; measures regarding the Mexican citizens to the westward. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 143 

1S3-2 June 30 [Sax Felipe de] Austtx. [Texas.] Ayuntamiento. 

Eesolution, passed at a meeting presided over by ^tusquiz, calling a 
general meeting of the citizens and inhal)itants of Austin's Colony at 
San Felipe, July 7, to declare allegiance to Mexico, and to pacificate the 
citizens in arms. D. S. of Horatio Chriesman, president. 1 p. 

Countersigned by Samuel M. Williams, secretary. 144 

[1S33 June 30 Sax Felipe de Austix, Texas.] Ayuntamiento. 

Address "To the citizens, Inhabitants and residents of Austins Col- 
ony — '' urging loyalty to Mexico, and calling for a general meeting for 
July 7; inclosing a resolution of the meeting of [June 30], presided 
over by Musquiz. Df. S. of Horatio Chriesman. 4 p. 

Countersigned by Samuel M.AVilliams; note on p. 4: "A Copy." 145 

1832 June 30 Sutherlaxd, Geo[rge.] 

Circular [ ?] forwarding a communication reporting a rumored move- 
ment of Mexican troops '^on their wav to the Brasses." A. D. S. 1 p. 

146 

1S32 July 1 WiLLiA^rs, Samuel M. [San Felipe de Austin, Texas.] 
To Bartlett Sims, Colorado, [Texas.] 
Loyalty to ^lexico the only means of remedying the present condition 
of anarchy in the Colony ; prompt and decisive action necessary to arouse 
the Bartons, Burlesons, Curtises, and other colonists; Austin's where- 
abouts; his arrival expected before [July] 7. A. L. S. 2 p. 147 

1S32 July 1 Ugartechea, D[omingo] de. Schooner Brazoria, ]\[out]i 
of tlie Brazos, [Texas.] To Manuel de Mier y Teran, [Chihuahua? 
Mexico.] 
TJeport of the action at Fort Velasco, June 2G-7. Printed. 5 p. 
Including appended documents; mutilated; sec no. li'L 148 

JSS2 July 2 Bastrop, [Texas.] Citizens' meeting. To Panuui ^[us- 
quiz and the Ayuntamiento of tiie jurisdiction of Austin, [Texas.] 

Declaring, in response to "the address and resohttions [of June 27)\ 
sent by express," the loyalty of Bastrop and the Colorado settk^ment to 
^rexico; a promise of representation in the meeting [of July 7.] Copy 
by 'J'homas J. Gazley. 1 p. 

^cc no. 150. ' 119 

[1^32 c. July 2] OAZT.f:v, Tliomas J. [r.nstrop? T.-xn^.] To Jolm 
Aiistin, i>i-azoria, Texas. 

Sending tbe declaration of "the citizens of tbis prtcinet" [Julv 2] ; 
"the people . . . now in favour of Sant Ana."' A. L. S. 1 ]). 

Appended to no. 140. 150 



24 Texas Library and Historical Co^imissiox. 

1S32 July 2 Porter, B. A. [Two days from Xavidacl, Texas.] To 

A[sa] Brigham, Brazoria. Texas. 

Transinitting papers of a "committee on ISTavidad" [Juno ?S and 

June 29]; the confusion and conversation of the people; measures 

adopted; a request for news. A. L. S. 2 p. 151 

1832 July 2 Brazoria, [Texas.] Committee of Vigilance (G. :\r. Col- 
linsworth, secretary). To George B. Mclvinstry, Mouth of the 
Brazos, [Texas.] 
Sending documents from the Karankawa, Xavidad, and Lavaca settle- 
ments: promising reinforcements under David H. Milburn; suggestim: 
precautions against a possible Mexican attempt to recapture the fort 
[Yelaseo.] Copy. 2 p. 152 

[18S2'\ July If Browx, W[illia]ni, Asa Mitchell,, and \Y[illia]m 11. 
WiiARTOX. [Fort Yelaseo, Texas.] To the Standing Committee, 
Brazoria, [Texas.] 

Sending munitions and supplies to Brazoria in the Teran, keeping the 
remainder at the fort; the Brazoria; preparations for def^jnce; reinforce- 
ments needed; letters from San Felipe breathing a "'toryisli spirit"*; the 
writer's wish for an opportunitv to use reason and a cowhide at San 
Felipe. L. S. 3 p. 

The body of the letter and all signatures in ^Yharton's hand; post- 
script signed by Yliarton alone. 153 

1832 July 6 Smith, Henry. Bells, [Texas.] To G[eorge] B. McKin- 
stry and AVilliam T. Austin, Brazoria, Texas.] 
Letter "for the committee of vigilence''; ^Er. Antony [D. W. An- 
thony?] ordered to detain the troops at Brazoria; co-operation with him 
and a sharp watch for westward happenings necessarv. A. L. S. 1 p. 

151 
1832 July 12 Fort Yelasco. [Texas.] 

"Otiicial Returns of Effects left in Fort Yelasco, Mo[uth] Brazos 
Kiver, July 12, 1832."' A. D. S. of A. AY Breedlove. 1 p. 155 

[1832 July 17 Whartox, William H. Brazoria, Texas.] 
Address ol welcome to Jose Antonio Mexia and Stephen F. Austin, 

delivered in ])ehalf of a committee from the precinct of Victoria; setting" 

forth tlie motives of the colonists in declaring for Santa Anna and tb.e 

Constitution. Df. 1 p. 

Printed: lloUey, Texas . . . 1833, lGO-1. 15G 

1832 July IS [Brazocia. Te\a-. Alass meeting.] 

Address to Colonel Jose Antonio ^[exia, setting forth the grievance- 
of the colonists against the administration of Bustamante as tlie reason 
of their takin^'up arms: inchidinir the Turtle Bavoii resolutions, June 
1-1. D. S. 4 p. 

Headod, in Lessa^ier's iiand : •'PrL'Scnled .^- road to the nieeiinu- l>y 
L Lossa-ior"'; si-iu'.l \)y Wyly Martin. Jolm An.-iin, L[^da'| l.cssasifr, 
\V[iliia|m ][. .h.ck, KuVh r». John.-ton, F[rancisJ W. Johnson, Uob|er|t 
AL Williamson ; .set- no. 1 U. L")« 



Papers of ^Iie-lbeau Buoxapahte Lazviar. 25 

IS.12 July 23 ^[exta, Jose Antonio, Brazoria, [Texas.] To John 
Austin, [Brazoria, Texas.] 

Calling for the nse of the schooner Brazoria to transport his forces 
to Tanrpico, the brigantine General Santa Anna being lost. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Spanish. 158 

[1SS.2 J nil/? Victoria, Texas. Jurisdiction.] 

Statement of the motives impelling the citizens to take np arms 
against the military authorities at Analmac. Df. 2 p. 159 

183:2 Aug. 2 Willia^esox, E[ohert] M. San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 
"To the Citizens of Brazoria and Vicinity." 

Calling for co-operation with the Nacogdoches and Ayish Bayou people 
against Piedras and his Indian allies; Austin's attitude and movements; 
Alexia's possible need of aid. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Addressed: "To \\m T Austin G B McKinstrv Savre & Xixen all 
of Brazoria." ^ " 160 

1S32 Aug. 22 IxGRA:^[, Ira. Matagorda, [Texas.] To [D. W.] An- 
thony, [Brazoria, Texas.] 

Sending for publicati-on an account of a puhlic dinner at Judge Cum- 
rnins's, [Aug. 21.] A. L. S. 4 p. 

Including appended account. 161 



1832 Aug. 22 [Ixgra:^e, Ira. Matagorda, Texas.] 

Account of a public dinner by the citizens of Matagorda at Judge 
Cummins's [Aug. 21] to celebrate "the victory of the lish Bayou boys" 
at Xacogdoches. A. D. S. 4 p. ' 162 

[1832 ?] AxoxYMOus. 

Editorial preceding a communication from Father Muldoon; "a din- 
ner at the Alcalde's"; Uu"artechea's magnanimity; Fisher's hoax. Df. 
1 p. . ^ ' 163 

1833 May 31 AusTix, S[tephen] r[uller.] Matamoros, [Mexico.] To 
J[ohn] Austin, Brazoria, [Texas.] 

Introducing George Fisher, collector of Galveston. Copy. 1 p. 
Appendix no. 1 in no. 166 1, p. 11. 164 

1833 May 31 AusTrx. S[tephen] F[uller.] ^Matamoros, [:\[exico.] To 
Oliver Jones and others, San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 
Introducing George Fisher. Co])y. 1 p. 
Api>endix no. 2 in no. 16()4, p. 12. 165 

1833 May 31 AusTix. S[tephen F[uller. :\ratamoros, :\rexico.] To 
Wyly ^lartin. Fort Settlement near San Felipe dc Austin. [Texas.] 
Introducinii: Geori2:e Fisher. Copy (skeleton.) 1 p. 
In no. 1664, p. 12. ' 166 

1833 Mu)i 31 Ars'i'ix. SFi^'pli'-n] F[u]lei-.] ^FaianK.rf.^, [M.'xieo. ] To 
^icXeil and Woodson and others. ]>ra/oria, [Texas. | 
Introducing George Fisher. Copy. 1 ]). 
Appendix no. 3 /// no. 16()4, }). 13. 167 



26 Texas Library axd Historical Co:^oirssiON. 

[ISSo? Jane?] La?.[ar. Mirabcau B[uonaparto. Columbus, Geor<iia.] 
Address '"'To the Public" in support of his candidacy for Congress 
and against the attempted dictation of the late Legislative Caucus at 
Milledgevillo and the Committee of Seven. Broadside. 

Also a copy. 30 p., including a later-written introduction. IGS 

1S33 July Id Travis, W[illiam] Barret. [San Felipe deJAustin. 

[Texas.] To 0. IL Allen, Brazoria, [Texas.] 

The Decrow case; the point of law involved; the opposing counsel; 

'Var & rumor of wars in the Interior' ; his own letter to D. W. xlnthonv. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 169 

183S Oct. 16 AusTix, S[tephen] F[uller.] Mexico, [Mexico.] To the 
Ayuntamiento, [San Felipe de] Austin, [Texas.] 
The cholera ; the revolution ended by Arista's surrender, [Oct.] 7 ; 
the status of the ^'state question" and the law of Apr, 6, 1830, before 
Congi^ess; the attitude of Mexia and Zavala on the state question; 
inclosing his letter of [Oct.] 2 to the Ayuntamiento and reiterating the 
advice therein regarding local organization under the law of 1824:; the 
reform spirit of Congress. Copy. 2 p. 170 

1833 Nov. 15 ]\riLLEDGEViLLE, [Georgia.] State Eights meeting. 
Preamble and resolutions. Printed. 1 p. 
In no. 178. 171 

[1833 Nov. 21? Mexico. Congress. 

Decree, abrogating article 11 of the decree of Apr. 6, 1830, and author- 
izing expenditures by the Government for colonization. Printed. 1 p. 

In no. 175. 172 

1833 Nov. 21 Santa Axxa^ Antonio Lopez de. Mexico, [Mexico.] 
Decree upon colonization policy. Printed. 1 p. 
Ill no. 175. , 173 

1833 Nov. 21 Garcia, [Carlos.] Mexico, [Mexico.] 
Decree upon colonization policy. Printed. 1 p. 
In: no. 175. 174 

1833 Nov. 25 ToijXEi.^ Jose :Maria. :\rexico, []\rexico.] 

Ikuido upon the re)~)eal of article 11 of the decree of Apr. G, 1830, and 
upon colonization policy; publishing a decree of the ^linistry of Pela- 
tions of Xov. 21 communicating a presidential decree of Xov. 21 pub- 
lisiiing a congressional decree. Broadside. 

Indorsed: ^'Derogation of the law of 6 April 1830"; also with a note 
of Lamar's on Austin's comment u})on tlie decree and on his agency in 
securing its repeal; see nos. 172-1. 175 

lS33-Jf {Der. lJ^]-Ai)r. 20^ [ArsTix. Steiilien FiiUcr.] 

Diary and miscellaneous notes. Copy. ?>(] p. 

Xote on cover: "''^r ceriifv the for(\i:"jii._.- to bo a true (■■o])y from tlie 
original poek-et book kej>l by >j. ¥. Austin \\1iile in i]\o ])rison of the cx- 
ijiquisition of .Mexico — .M Austin Bryan"; pai'ilv in Spanish; three 
sketches of the cell occupied by Austin; printed, from a c()])v less full, 
diilerenily arranged, wholly in J-]ngIish: QiKirterhj, If, ]S3-210. KG 



1 



Papers of Miraeeau Buoxaparte Lamar. 27 

[1S33? La:\[ar, ^Mirabeau Buonaparte. Coliipjbus? Georaia?] 

Address upon the doctrines of the State Rights and the Union parties 
in Georgia. A. Df. 51 p. . 177 

[IS3S] Lamar, ^lirabeau B[iiona parte], and William B. Tinsley. [Co- 
lumbus, Georgia.] 

^'Prospectus of the Columbus Enquirer, new series. By Mirdheau 
B. Lamar and Willioni B. Tinsley. Preamble and resolutions of the 
State Eights Meetino-, in Milledgeville, Nov. 13, 1833." Broadside. 

See no. 171. ^ 178 

ISoJi- Jan. 15 AusTix, S[tephen] F[iiller.] ;MontereY, [Mexico.] To 
Geo[rge] Fisher, Matamoros, [Mexico.] 

His own arrest; his innocence; Pedro Lemus; ad^dce; colonization. 
Copy. 2 p. 

Appendix no. 4: in no. 1664, p. 14-15. 179 

[1S3U? May 9^ Columbus Enquirer, [Columbus, Georgia.] 

Editorials npon the beginning of the new series of the Enquirer; its 
political principles ; state rights. Copy ? 23 p. 180 

ISSJf. Aug. SO Zavala, Lorenzo de. Paris, [France.] To Francisco 
Lombardo, [Mexico, Mexico.] 

xlsking for his despatch of recall; his lack of harmony with the pres- 
ent government. Copv. 3 p. 

In no. 183. 181 

ISo-^ Aug. 30 Zavala, Lorenzo de. Paris, [France.] To Antonio 
Lopez de Santa Anna, [Mexico, Mexico.] 

Strictures upon the plan of Cuernavaca; announcing his own resig- 
nation. Copv. 6 p. 

in no. 183. 182 

ISSJf Aug. [SO?] Zavala^ Lorenzo do. Paris, [France.] 

^'Note directed by the citizen Lorenzo de Zavala from Paris to the 
Minister of Relations, and a Letter which he addresses to the Citizen 
President of the Republic Antonio Lopes de Santa Anna in regard to 
the Plan of Cuernavaca. Paris, August 10, 1834. Inserted in the 
'Mercurio de ^Matamoros' No. 9, Jan. 1, 1835." Copy bv George Fisher. 
8 p. 

Spanish; see no. 181-2. 183 

lS3.!f. Sept. 2 JoxES, Oliver, ^lonclovn, [Coahuihi, ^lexico.] To [Ilenr}^ 
Smith? Brazoria? Texas.] 
Politi(-al anarchy; the needs of Texas. Printed. 
In no. 187. . 181 

^.s'->'-; Ort. hi At-stix, S[te]>]ien] F[uIlor.] AFexico, [Mexico.] To 
Geo[rge] Fislior, ]\r;itamoro>, [^[pxico.] 

(-'oni^ratubiiion- u])0!i liis ap])oint!ucnt in the ^latamoros Custom 
House; tlu' lessons of bis own late experiences; representations in his 
i'nvor: prosjK\-ts of release; tbanks for Fisher's interest and aid; approval 
of Fisher; tlie ])olitiral situation and prospects. Copy. 3 p. 

Appendix no. 5 in no. 1661. 185 



28 Texlis Library and Historical Co:\lmissiox. 

. V" ^ ■ '" 

183 Jf- Oct. 20 Smith, Henry. Brazoria, [Texas.] 

"Security for Texas. (Official)"; measures necessary in view of tin:- 
prevailing political anarchy. Broadside. 

See no. 184. " 186 

ISSIf Nov. 9 AViTARTOX, "William H. Eagle Island, [Texas.] 

"A card" denvins: charges preferred in x\nstin*s letter of Aug. 2.5, 

1831. Printed. ' 

In no. 192, p. 3. 187 

183 Jf. Nov. 27 [Fisher^ George. Matamoros, Mexico.] 

"Editorial inserted in Xo. 4 of ^Mercurio de Matamoros' . . . 

upon the prevalent excesses of power and abuse of authority" by Mexican 

officials. Copy. 2 p. 
-English translation; in no. 1664, p. 20-21. 188 

[183 Jf Nov. ] Smith. Henry. [Brazoria, Texas.] 

"Explanatory remarks on the Official Document, under the title of 
Security for Texas, with a fair view of her present political situation ; 
by Henry Smith, Political Chief of the department of Brazos." Broad- 
side. 

In no. 192, p. 1-3. 189 

183Jf Dec. 8 Wiiartox. William H. Eagle Island, [Texas.] To [F. C] 
Gray, [Brazoria, Texas.] 

Request for the immediate publication of his "card of Xov. the 9th." 
Printed. 

In no. 192, p. 3. 190 

183 Jf Dec. 11 [FisiTER^ George. Matamoros, Mexico.] 

"Extract of tlie Editorial "article of 11th December 1834, inserted in 
No. 4 of the Olercurio de Matamoros,' defending the People of the 
Eastern Internal States of Mexico (Tamaulipas, Xeuvo Leon, Coahuila 
and Texas) against the charge of smuggling." Copv. 5 p. 

English translation"; in no. 1664, p. ¥l-25. "^ 191 

183Jf Dec. 13 The Texas Repurlicax. Brazoria, [Texas.] 

Volume 1, no. IT, containing: Smith's "Explanatorv Eemarks"' 
... of [Xov., 1834], Wharton's "Card" of Xov. 9 and letter <>f 

Dec. S; etc. l*rinted. 4 p. 192 

See fUhs. 187, 189, 190. 

[lc9J^ ?] AxoxYMors. 
"Wars in Texas for the last 25 years." Xews})a})er clipping. 193 

[lS3o Jan.? Lamar, ^lirabeau lUionaparte. ]\rontg(^merv Countv, Al;i- 
bama.] 
Speech at a public dinner; state rights; tbe kdlin'j of Owens; aa"nin-t 
war with France : Jackson's character. A. Df. I'l p. 11' I 

1835 Mar. 2') Mkigs. II[oury.] Xew York, [Xew York.] To Stephen 
r[uMer| Austin, [ Mcxiro, ^fexico.] 
Alleged re[u-esentations made to .Jackson against Austin; proffer <^f 



Papers of [Mirabeau BuoxArARTE La.mar. 29 

action in Austin's behalf; answering Austin's letters of Jan. 25 and 
Feb. 6. Copy bv Lamar. 1 p. 
In no. 3, p. 19. 195 

JSo5 Mar. 30 Austix, S[tephen] F[nller.] jMexico, [^Mexico.] 

Acknowledging receipt of Fisher's letter of [Mar.] 5 ; sending a second 
copy of his own '■'composition''; prospect of release; Beale's colony; per- 
gonal messages. Copv. 1 p. 
In no. 1664, p. 16. 196 

1SJ5 Mar. 31 Cos, Martin Perfecto de. Leona Yicario, [Mexico.] To 

the Editors of the Mercurio de Matamoros, [jMatamoros, ^lexico.j 

An editorial of [^lar.] 19 upon the reorganization of presidial troops 

for frontier defence: exhortation to guide public opinion ^'in [the] 

iTood path" of peaceable submission to the general government. Copv. 

English translation; in no. 166i, p. 25-6. 197 

1SS5 Apr. 13 Fisher, George. Matamoros, [Mexico.] To Martin Per- 
fecto de Cos, [Leona Yicario, Mexico.] 

Answering Cos's letter of Mar. 31 upon frontier defence and submis- 
sion to authoritv. Copv. 5 p. 

English transition; m no. 1664, p. 26-9; '^published in no. 24 of 16 
April 1835 of the Mercurio, . . ." 198 

lS3o Apr. IJf HorsTOX, Sam. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To Jo[h]n A. 
"WTiarton, Brazoria, [Texas.] 
A night with "[William H. Wharton] and his company"; comments 
upon the affairs of the colony; a late encounter of John Wharton's; 
approval of William's '"card" in answer to Austin's "letter of last August 
from ^lexico": criticism of Austin's letter [of Oct. 2, 1833 J ; personal 
messages; William's promise of a pair of dogs. A. L. S. 4 p. 199 

lS3o Maij 2 Meigs, H[enry.] Xew York, [New York.] To Stephen 
F[uller] Austin, [Mexico, Mexico.] 

Acknowledging receipt of Austin's letter of Mar. 31, inclosing $500; 
*'xpressions of sympathy, advice, and promise of assistance. Copy by 
LaiJiar. 1 p. 

In no. 3, p. 20. 200 

/^o'J June li Briscoe, A[ndrew], and others. Harrisburg, Texas. 

Agreement to meet at Harrisburg on [June] 6 to march against 
Anahuac. D. S. 3 p. 

Mutilated. 201 

-? Vo\7 Junr. Travis, [William Barret.] San Felipe [de Austin, Texas.] 

To Henry Smith, rolunibia or Brazoria, [Texas.] 

Austin's release and plans: tbe declaration of tlie General Congress 
iqtoii amending the constitution: <lecrees of the State (.\)n'j:vv>< upon tlie 
■adjustment of land titles in Austin and Williams's colony, upon rii^hts 
a«'(juired under liol^ertson's Inrnier colony, upon the distrilnition of lands 
in tlie department of Xacou'do(lie<, upon cstrays, u|)()n enipr' <ario<' fees, 
'<nd upon a publication by J. M. Carbajal of the state dei rev-- >ince the 



30 • Tex^vs Library and Historical Co:\niissiox. 

adoption of the constitution; the bearini^ of tlie last upon "onr friends^ " 
work; a promise of help to Waller; the state government removed to 
Monelova instead of Bexar; the detention of Williams, Johnson, and 
Peebles in San Antonio on charge of sedition; a request to present the 
above law-sketches for publication; an exhortation to "await with 
patience the issue of things"'; a message to J. A. Wharton upon legal 
business. A. L. S. 3 p. 202 

1835 June 22 Moore, John W., William B [arret] Travis, and others. 
San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 

Agreement "'to rendezvous at Lynches on San Jacinto on Saturday 
next armed and equiped" for an expedition to disarm "the military of 
Anahuac." Copy. 3 p. 

Three lists follow: [1] Twenty-five names of members of the expe- 
dition, the last eight noted as having "joined at Lynchburgh and Spil- 
mans Island^'; [2] ten names of "Those who signed and did not go"': 
[3] three names of "those who left Harrisburgh and stopped at Vinces"'; 
indorsed : "Capt Moore's Taking of Anahuac" ; "'Correct List and the 
Last", "Anahuac 1835"'; see Quarterly, IV, 199, note 4. 203 

[1835? June 27-Juh/ 2?] Anonymous. 

Account of the capture of Anahuac and the ejection of Tenorio by 
Moore, Travis, etc. Df. 4 p. 20i 

1835 July J,. Williamson, E [obert] M. San Felipe [de Austin, Texas.] 

"Address of R. 'M. Williamson, Chairman of the meeting at San 

Felipe, June 22, 1835. To the People of Texas." Printed. 2 p. 205 

1835 July 7 Ugarteciiea, Domingo de. [San Antonio de] Bexar, 
[Texas.] 

Circular of reassurance regarding the motives of the government in 
sending troops into Texas. Pointed. 

In no. 212, p. 2. . 206 

1835 July 20 Falcon, J[ose] ]\raria. ^Monelova, []\Iexico.] 

Circular, enjoining vigilance in the preservation of public order, the 
right of petition haviiig not yet been regulated; communicating a cir- 
cular of the Minister of State and Eelations of [July] 5. English trans- 
lation. 3 p. 

Addressed to the political chief of the Department of the Brazos. 207 

1835 July 20 Williams. Samuel M. [San Felipe de Austin? Texas.] 
"To the People of Texas."' 

Statement regarding his purchase of part of the 400 leagues sold 
under authority of the legislative decree of ]\[ar. It, and his alleged 
agencv in the passaixe of the law. Printed. 2 p. 

In no. 212, p.' 1-2. 208 

18S5 Juhj 25 :Mir.LrR. Janios TT. C. ^:in Felipe [do Austin, Texas.] 

To John W. Siuitii. [San Anmnio de] Brxar. [Texas.] 

The rout of the war and speculating ])arties: advising orders for the 

arrest of Johnson, Travis, Williams, anil Zavahi : Ti-avis's troul)les: his 

breach with J)r. J. ]>. ]\ri]ler; Captain ^lartin's change oL' heart; Zavala 






Papers of Mieabeau BuoxArARTE Lamar. 31 

in Columbia; his sedition and seditious guests (Baker, etc.) ; answering 
a letter of Smith's about a horse. Copy. 1 p. 

Indorsed: ''Copy of a Letter From Dr Jas H C jMiller to John W. 
Sinitli"; two letters appended; printed in part: Scarif's ComprehenHve 
history . . . I, 170-1; .^ee 7Z0.S. 213, 211-. 209 

IS.15 July 25 Whartox, William H., and others. [Brazoria, Texas.] 
Call for a public meeting at Columbia on July 30, for an expression 

upon the importance of a convention of all Texas. Printed, 
hi no. 212, p. 2. 210 

/.9.J5 July 25 Louisiaxa Advertiser. [New Orleans, Louisiana.] 
''The present critical state of Texas." Printed. 
Eeprint; appended to no. 222, p. 2. 211 

1S35 Jidy 25 The Texas Republicax. Brazoria, [Texas.] 
Volume 1, no. 47, containing: Williams, "To the People . . .' 

July 20; Wharton and others, Call . . . July 25; Ugartechea 

Circular . . . July 7; a reprint from the New Orleans Bulletin; 

etc. Printed. 2 p. 

See nos, 206, 208, 210. 212 

1SS5 July 31 Smith, John W. [San Antonio de] Bexar, [Texas.] To 
[Domingo de] Ugartechea, [San Antonio de] Bexar, [Texas.] 

Sending Miller's letter [of July 25? noted above?] Copy or English 
translation. 1 p. 

Appended to no. 209. 213 

[1S35 July?] Smith, John W. [San Antonio de] Bexar, [Texas.] To 
Andrew Ponton, Gonzales, [Texas.] 

Sending an answer from "the General'^ [Cos?] to resolutions passed 
at the Gonzales meeting [of July 7 ?] ; the General's approbation ; 
Hodge's movements: orders issued for the arrest of Williams, William- 
son, Johnson, Zavala, and Baker; Ilgartechea's determination to enforce 
submission. Copy. 1 p. 

Appended to no. 209. 214: 

1SS5 Aug. S Cos, [Martin Perfccto de. Matamoros, []\rexico.] 
Order for the arrest of Lorenzo de Zavala. Broadside. 
English translation l)y John W. Smith, Aug. 15 ; editorial introduc- 
tion; heading: "OfTiciar order." 215 

1S35 Aug. 9 Whartox, William IL, and others. Brazoria, [Texas.] 
Call for a convention of instructed delegates. D. S. and copy. 2 p. 
The body of the document and the first fifty-four names all in one 

liand; the last forty-five, autograph signatures. 216 

[IS35 c. Aug. Jack. William IT. Brazoria, Texas.] 

Address from the Jurisdiction of Columbia to the people of Texas 

< idling for a general consultation. A. i>f. 12 p. 

Li(iorsed: ^-Written by W. il. .Iac[k| not adopt|td.]"' 217 

^S35 Aug. 15 CoLr:\rr5iA, [Texas.] Citizens' meeting, 
liesolutions. I'rintc'd. 
Appended to no. 222, p. 2. 213 



32 Texas LibPuAry axd Historical Com:mission 

1S35 [c. Aug. 1S?\ Axoxy^ious. To . 

The introduction of military ^c^overnmcnt into Texas; alarming condi- 
tions; altornativo? before the colonists. Printed. 

Appended to no. 222, p. 2. 219 

1S35 Aug. IS Colu^cbia, [Texas.] Jurisdiction. Committee of Safety 
and Correspondence. 
Proceedings and resolutions; "information.'' Printed. 
Appended to no. 222, p. 1. 220 

ISSo c. Aug. 20 JosTus. 

"Union"'; its necessity in view of the state of parties in Texas. 
Printed. 

Appended to no. 222, p. 2. 221 

1S35 Aug. 20 Colu^ebia [Texas.] Jurisdiction. Committee of Safety 
and Correspondence (B. T. Archer, chairman). 

Call for an election on Oct. 5 for a consultation to convene in Wash- 
ington on Oct. 15. Printed. 2 p. 

Including appended documents; headed: "'The citizens of the juris- 
diction of Columbia — to their fellow citizens of all Texas"; see nos. 211, 
218-21. 222 

1S35 Sept. 1 Meigs, H[enry.] Xew York, [Xew York.] To [Stephen 
Fuller Austin, en route to Texas.] 

Congratulations upon release from prison; sympathy for Austin in 
the United States; its effect upon the government; answering a letter 
of Austin from Vera Cruz. Copy by Lamar (extract). 1 p. 

Ill no. 3, p. 19. " 223 

1S35 Sept. 1 Travis, W[illiam] Barret. San Felipe [de Austin, Texas.] 
"To the Public." , 

Statement of Ids motives in taking part in the expedition against 
Anahuac. A. D. S. 3 p. ^ 

Including appended letter to Henry Smith (no. 225); addressed: 
"Henry Smitli Esqr. or John A Wh[ar]ton Esq Columbia"'; indorsed 
by Lamar: *'X B See communication in tlie X: Orlea[n]s Bee, near 
June 1835, siLined *Friend to Mexico' written by Mexia"; printed: 
Quarterhj, IV/20-2. '^ . 22-1: 

1S35 Srpt. 1 Travis, [William Barret.] San Felipe [de Austin, 
Texas.] To H[enrv] Smith or John A. Wluirton, Columbia, 
I'lVxa-.l 

Sending the al-ove and other documents for pul)lication in handbill 
form, notifig e-p'-cially "an advertisement signed by Williamson, 
P>|aker?|, Jtilinson. and mvself"' in regard to })ersons "who denounced 
us." A. L. S. 1 p. ^ 

Apiiendcd to no. 222. 225 

ISll Sej.l, .,' Col. IS. .I|.)hn | P. | Cob-' S(Mtlcmeiit? T(>\ii^.] To [Mirn- 
luiiu Buonapjirtr I Laiinii', | ('(ilc>' Si'itb'inciii !" Te\as?| 
N'otes upon the t'^po-rapliy, farming r(\-ources, climate, history, aud 
colonization laws ol' Texas. A. L. S. 1(1 p. 22o 




Papers of ^Iirabeau BcoxAPAiiTE Lamau 33 

1SS5 Sept. 8 Gkittex, Edw[ar]d. [San xVntonio de] Bexar, [Texas.] 
To [D. C] Barret,, [San Felipe de Austin? Texas.] 

A letter of Cos "this dav received ... in answer to the ^lis- 
sives [?] to him of the 9th nlto" sent to tlie Political Chief [J. B. 
^filler?], to ]Mina, and to Gonzales; Cos's insistence u})on the surrender 
of "Travis and the others'' ; his and T^,pfartechea's plans ; hopes of con- 
ciliation weakening; a iisrht with the Tahuacanas; reprisals. Copy. 2 p. 

227 
1S35 Sept. 8 Austin, [Stephen Fuller.] Brazoria, [Texas.] 

Speech at a public dinner in honor of his return to Texas. Printed. 

In no. 543, p. 1. 228 

1835 Sept. fQ Austix. Jurisdiction. Committee of safety (Stephen 
F. Austin, Chairman). San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 

Circular, advising preparations for Avar and participation in the Con- 
sultation, in view of Cos's plans for attacking the colonies. Copy. 2 p. 

In no. 543, p. 1. 229 

1835 Sept. 19 Big :\Iush and Bowles. [Cherokee Village? Texas.] 
Talk to the Cherokees upon keeping peace with the Anglo-Americans. 

D. S. 1 p. 

English version, certified and signed for the principals by William 

Goyens. 230 

1835 Sept. 19 Delg.udo, Eafael. District Court, Matamoros, [Mexico.] 
Order to Peter E. Bonis to place at the disposal of the Court the pro- 
ceeds of the sale of [George] Fisher's goods and chattels. Copy. 1 p. 
English translation; in no. 1664, p. 30. 231 

1835 Sept. 2Jf. PtUSK, Thomas J., and Sam Houston. Xacogdoches, 
[Texas.] To Big ^lusli, Bowles^ and the Cherokees, Cherokee Vil- 
lage, [Texas.] 
Talk, inviting them and tlie Shawancos, in behalf of Colonel Austin, 
to a council on the Brazos Piver. L. S. 3 p. 

Postscript, forwarding a letter to the Shawanees and a gift of tobacco; 
signed bv the aljove, and bv Henrv Eaguet, D. A. Hoifman, Win. G. 
Logan, S. P. Peck, and Jnol K. Allen. " 232 

1835 Sept. 25 Goxzales, [Texas.] Committee of Safctv (G. W. Davis, 

secretary). "To tlic Couiuiittee of Safety of ^lina, and to J. 11. 

Moore, Rio Colorado," [Texas.] 

Asking for reinforcements to repel the expected attack of I^o-artechea 

in view of the Alcalde's refusal to surrender the cannon belonging to 

Gonzales. Printed. 

In no. 543, p. 1. 233 

1835 Sept. 29 :\[eigs', II[enry.| Xew York, [Xew York.jTo Stephen 
F[uller] Austin, [San Feli})e de Austin? Texas.] 

Congratulations ii|.)on release and return; phits against Aii.-tin wliile 
in prison; his [)res'.'Ut prospects; the interest of the Initcd Stativ^ in 
hini. Copv. 1 p. 

In no. 3, p. 21. 234 



34 Texas Librauy axd Histoiucal Commission 

1S3') Sept. 29 AusTix, [Texas.] Jurisdiction. Committee of Safety 

(S. F. Austin, chairman). San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] To 

G. AV. Davis, Secretary of the Gonzales Committee, [Gonzales, 

Texas.] 

Promising aid in case of attack; advising a strictly defensive policy. 

Printed. 

In no. 51:3, p. 1. 235 

1SS5 Oct. ]+ UoAKTECiiEA, Domingo de. Bexar, [Texas.] To Stephen 
F[ullor] Austin, [San Felipe de Austin? Texas.] 

Answering Austin's letter of [Sept.] 15; hope of good results from 
Austin's counsels to the disaffected colonists; a review of recent events, 
noting especially the ejection of Tenorio, the procedure of land specu- 
lators after the close of the State Legislature, his own conciliatory action 
and demand for "the delinquents [Travis, etc.],'' the late trouble over 
the Gonzales cannon and his own plan to send troops to enforce its sur- 
render, and his attitude, personal and official, toward the Texans. 
Copy. 4 p. 

English version. 236 

ISSb Oct. 6* Moore," John H. Headquarters, Gonzales, [Texas.] To 
[Warren D. C] Flail and others, en route to Gonzales, [Texas.] 
Order to hasten; Ugartechea expected tomorrow. A. L. S. 1 p. 237 

\lSSo Oct. 6'] YoLuxTEER Army of Texas. [Gonzales, Texas.] 

Iiesoiution adopted at a meeting of "the captains of the several com- 
panies." Copy. 1 p. 

In no. 21?8, p. 5. 238 

1SS5 Oct. 7 YoLUXTEER Army of Texas. Board of War. [Gonzales, 
Texas.] 
Pesolution. Copy. 1 p. ' 
In no. 2178, p. 5. 239 

1S35 Oct. S AusTix^ [Texas.] Jurisdiction. Committee of Safety 
(Gail Borden, Jr., and others). San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 
Circular, announcing the advance of Vgartechea and urging inrme- 
diate action. Printed. 

In no. 5t3, p. 1. 240 

ISoo Oct. 9 ^L\TAGORDA and Bay Prairie Company. Guadalupe Yic- 
toria, [Texas.] 

Pledge of pi-otection to any town the company enter, especially Goliad 
and Guadalupe Yictoria, on condition of the inhalhtants' iidelity to 
Mexico and the Constitution of 1824. Co})y. 2 p. 

With: no. 217. ^ 241 

1835 Oct. 10 CoLi.rxswoirpii. Geo[rge] M. Goliad, [Texas.] To 
Stcjilu-n Ffuller| Austin, San Felipe de An>tin. | Trxa>. | 
KciK)rting the capture of G<)liad, [Oct. H). | A. Jj. S. 2 [). 21-2 



Papers of Mirabeau Bloxafarte Lamar 35 

!S3o Oct. 11 Graysox, P[eter] AV. Quarters of the Council of War, 
[Gonzales, Texas.] To Stephen F[iiller] Austin, [Gonzales, Texas.] 

Xotification of his election as commander-in-chief of the A^olunteer 
Army. Cop v. 1 p. 

In no. 2178, p. T-8. 243 

[1S35 Oct. 13'] Xew Orleaxs. Citizens' Meeting. 

Proceedings of a popular meeting in favor of Texas; remarks of 
George Fisher and Gustavus Schmidt. Copv. 3 p. 

^'Extract of the 'Xew Orleans Bee' of 14tli Oct. 1835"; in no. 16G-i, 
p. 34-6. 244 

1835 Oct. 11 DniiTT, P[hilip.] Fort of Goliad, [Texas.] To Stephen 
F [tiller] Anstin, Headcjuarters, [Ciyola, Texas.] 
Eeport of operation; orders to Alley and Eberly; available force; 
rumors of a landing of troops at Copano ; Collinsworth^s movements ; a 
request and suggestions for orders; the importance of holding Goliad. 
L. S. 2 p. 245 

1S35 Oct. 18 Cos, Martin Perfecto de. General Inspection and Com- 

mandancy of the Internal Eastern States, [San Antonio de Bexar? 

Texas.] To S[tephen] F[uller] Austin, [Headquarters, Civola, 

Texas.] 

Refusal to treat with Austin or the Army, except as peaccaljle private 

citizens; answerins: Austin's note of [Oct. 17.] Copy. 3 p. 

In no. 2178, p.^ 12-14. . 246 

1835 Oct. 19-20 DniiTT, P[hilip.] Fort Goliad, [Texas.] To Stephen 
F[uller] Austin, Headquarters, [Civola, Texas.] 

Answering Austin's letter of [Oct. ] 16; report of conditions in the 
vicinity of Goliad; inclosing the pledge of protection [Oct. \)] of the 
company now occupying Goliad, to Guadalupe Victoria and Goliad; the 
necessity of holding the post; prospects of closing the cam])aign; the 
cantonment on the Xueces; capture of Texan couriers in Lipantithm; 
movement ai^i^inst Mavo. L. S. 2 p. 

See no. 241. ^ * 247 

1835 Oct. 20 Forbes, John. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To James Koh- 
inson, San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 
Pleasures which should he adopted by the Convention; personal mat- 
ters and messages, A. L. S. 1 p. 218 

1835 Oct. 2Jf Bowie, James, and [James] W. Faxxtx, Jr. ^lissiou <'f 
Espada, [Texas.] To'[Stej)hen Fuller] Austin, [(^imp Salado, 
Texas.] 
Requesting additional reinforcements and orders: an attack threat- 
ened bv Baroiran [Barragau | ; sui:ii:estions for Bowie's suitc<-'ir. 
Copy. 1 p. ' "' 210 

/^•)-> Oct. 2.'f l)i:r.GAno. Rafael. Mataiiioros. jAlcxico. | 

l)ecree, prescribing tht* distril)uti()n of thi- lim^ levied up*>u |(i<<'r_'' 

Kishcr] for defrauding the pd^tolliee. CopX- '- V- 

Engli.-h translation; in no. KUU, p. 31-32. 2.^0 



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ISoo Oct. 28 Texas. General Couxcil (R. E. Eoyall, president). 
San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 
Two resohitions, providing for: [1] Eeport of the case of Tlioma.- 
Jetlerson Chambers, John A. Williams, and [D. C] Barrett, accused of 
disloyalty, to ^'tlie Commander in Chief [Austin] and the officers"; 
[2] Thanks to Closely Balvcr and Frank Johnson, and the printing of 
their report. Copy. 1 p. 251 

[1835 Oct. 2S AusTix, Stephen Fuller. Headquarters, Mission Con- 
eepcion, Bexar, Texas.] 
Order for the enforcement of strict discipline. Copy. 1 p. 
In no. 2178, p. 23; printed: Quarterly, XI, 31. "^ 252 

[1835 c. Oct. 28'] Bowie, [James], and [James W.] Faxxix. [Mission 
Goncepcion, Bexar, Texas.] To [Stephen Fuller Austin. Bexar? 
Texas.] 
Eeport of an engagement with a Mexican detachment at Goncepcion, 
Oct. 28. Copy. 4 p. 

hi no. 21TS, p. 20-23; heading and signatures omitted. 253 

1835 Nov. 3 Texas. Convention. San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 

"Meeting of the Convention. Address of the President : Proceedings 
of the first day.'' Broadside. , 254 

[1835] Xou. 7 Texas. Convention. San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 
Declaration of causes for taking up arms against Mexico. Broadsiilc. 
Spanish. 255 

1835 Nov. 8-[Dec. 9 Stiff, Thomas?] Austin's camp, [etc., near San 
xintonio de Bexar, Texas.] 
Journal of military operations resulting in the capture of San Antonio. 
A.? Df. 5 p. 25(3 

1835 Nov. 10 Forbes, John. [Xacogdoches, Texas.] To James W. 
Eobinson, San Felipe de Austin, [Texns.] 
Answering Eohinson's letter of Xov. 1 ; advice for the Consultation to 
''save the country from the fangs of the Speculators' and reorganize 
"the Land Business in this Department": recommendation for an ap- 
pointment to "the postotlice here"; ])ersonal messages. A. L. S. 2 ]>. 



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1835 Nov. 13 Forbes, John. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To James ^V. 
Eobinson, San Felipe de Austin, [Ti'xas.] 
Suggestions for the reorganization of the land sy>ti'm of Texas on tin' 
United States plan, to remedy i)ri>sent corrupt conditions: volunitri- 
from Ayish Bayou; the progress of the war; the future of 'i\xas : per- 
sonal messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 25S 

1835 Nov. Iij SMiTif, lluiiry. Exei-iitive Depart lueiir, S;urFr]i[n' |'b' 
Au.-lin, Texas.] 
"Governor's message." Jiroadside. 2.")!> 



Papers of ^[irabeau Bcoxaparte La:\ear 37 

[ 7,s\>J Nov. 17 XASirviLT.E, [Tennessee.] Citizens' meeting (Geo[rge] 
C. Childress and W[illia]m K. Hill, committee). 
"'Address By the Chairman and Secretary, on behalf of a fleeting held 
in Xashville, on the ITth Xov. in favor of Texas, the proceedings of 
which we published yesterday." Clipping from the Xcw Orleans 
Courier, 1835, Dec. 8. ' ^ 260 

ISoD Nov. 2J^ Forbes, John. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To James ^. 
Robinson, [San Felipe de Austin, Texas.] 
Acknowledging printed documents: commendation of Governor 
[Smith's] message; congratulations upon Eol)inson's election; chagrin 
of the opposing faction; the reorganization of the land system; "ar cer- 
tain busy individual"; personal news and messages. A. L. S. 2 p. 261 

lSo5 {Nov. 2J+'\ Texas. Revolutionary Army. [Before San Antonio 
de Bexar, Texas.] 
Returns by companies of the election of a commander [Edward Burle- 
son] -to succeed Stephen F. Austin. 1 p. 262 

7<5J5 Nov. 25 Forbes, John. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To James W. 

Robinson, [San Felipe de Austin, Texas.] 

His ow^n wish for appointment as commissioner of the General Land 

Ofhce ; its present condition as reported by Mr. Henrie ; the unrelialnlity 

of the j^acogdoches postoffice. A. L. S. 1 p. 263 

1SS5-36 Bee. 1-Feh. 25 Shackelford, Jack. 

Accounts with the Provisional Government for expenses of the Red 
Rovers of Alabama. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Approved by Fannin, Feb. 25, 1836; with no. 317. 264 

1SS5 Dec. 2 Wiiartox, W[illia]m H. [San Antonio de Bexar? Texas.] 
To James AY. Robinson, San Felipe [de Austin, Texas.] 
Urging the importance of supplving the Army's needs. A. X. S. 1 p. 

265 

1SS5 Dec. 5 Timmixs, Thomas. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To James W. 
Robinson, San Felipe [de Austin), Texas. 
Complaint of- the action of "your convention" in confirming certain 
laud grants deemed fraudulent; tlie injustice to Burnet's Colony in- 
volved; the appointment of a commissioner. L. S. 3 p. 266 

1S35 Dec. 9 Smith, Henry. Executive Department, San Felipe de 
Austin, [Texas.] 
^'Circular," calling for reinforcements for ^lilam in his sieije of Bexar. 
Broadside. " 267 

^s\>\T Dec. 10 Texas. Gexeral Couxctl. San Felipe de Austin, 
[Texas.] 

Resolution, inviting General ^foxia and liis coniinand to niarcli via 
Goliad to Bexar to "co-operatf witli the Soluiiiccr arniv of the Peopk\' *' 
Copy. 1 p. ^ 

l>ate in heading, Dee. IS; printed: General Council, Journal, 07 
(Gammers Lairs, J, (U5). 268 



38 Texas LinnAUY axd TEistorical Com:n[issiox 

ISS'") Dec. 12 TloL-STOX, Sam. Headquarters, Washington, Texas. 

"Proclamation of Sam Houston, commander-in-chief of the Army of 
Texas,'' calling for 5000 volunteers. Broadside. ' ?G!) 

ISSo Dec. IJf FoKiiKS, John. Nacogdoches, [Texas.] To J[ames] AV. 
Iiobinson [and the Legislative Council, San Felipe de Austin, 
Texas.] 
xVccepting the appointment as fxrst judge of the Jurisdiction of Xacog- 
dochcs. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Mutilated. 270 

lS3o Dec. 17 Travis, W[illiam] F> [arret.] Mill Creek, [Texas.] To 
James W. Eohinson, San Felipe [de Austin], Texas. 
Declining, unothcially, the appointment of iirst major of artillery and 
urging the appointment of Francis W. Johnson; the ^latamoros expe- 
dition; his own letter to Wyatt Hanks [Dec. 17?] A. L. S. 3 p. 271 

ISSo Dec. 19 EvERTTT, S[tephen] H. Nacogdoches, [Texas.] To 
Ja[me]s AY. Robinson, [San Felipe de Austin, Texas.] 

Sending despatches, commending the ])earer, J. 'M. Henry; asking 
for powers and instructions for himself and other governmental officer? 
at Nacogdoches. xV. L. S. 1 p. 

Indorsed: '''S. H. Evcritt private." 27.2 

ISSo Dec. 19 Forbes, John. Na^gdoclies, [Texas.] To James W. 
Robinson, [San Felipe de Austin, Texas.] 

Regret at having to decline the land commissionership for a judge- 
ship; trouble anticipated from Berry, Rueg and others of the opposing 
faction: Everitt suggested for the commissionership should Whittaker 
decline; Hollnum the alcalde-elect. A. L. S. 2 p. 

-a^-ivate." 273 

ISSo Dec. 19 Forbes, John. Nacogdoches, [Texas.] To James AV. 

Robinson, [San Felipe de Austin, Texas.] 

Sending documents relative to land matters; commending John 
Henry, the bearer; the conduct of the opposing combination, Rueg. 
J. K. Allen, and 4he ex-political chief. A. L. S. 1 p. 

"Private." 27-i 

1SS5 Dec. 22 Sax ArcrsTrxE. [Texas.] Municipality. Committee of 
Vigilance and Safety. 
Addross in favor of a d(^cla ration of independence. Printed. 2 p. 27-" 

]SS'> D'c. 2-' Joiixsox. F[ran('is] W. San Antonio de Bexar, [Texa-.] 
To .Jam.'S W. Robinson, San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 
Answ»'ring Robinson to P>urlesou, [Dec] l-"): the .Matanu^ros expedi- 
f!'>n: <(Miditi(ms in ^[exito ; the attitude c»f tlic I'nited Slates volunii'i-rs 
toward independence: Bur]o<(ur< misinl.'es and limitations; c-iting Jn:in- 
soii TO Smirl), [Di>c.] K. A. F. S. 1 y. •?;•• 

IS.iT) f.sr. .;/ S^riTTT. llfurv. San Fi'lip<^ de Austin, | Tc\;i>. | T" 
W|il!ia|m Ward, | San Folipc de An>tin, 'i'exas. | 
Ac<-»'pling i!ic nttVr ol.' Ward and his eonipanv as voliintiu'rs in the 



Papers of ,]\riRABEAu Buoxapakte La^iar 39 

Texas revolution : thanks to Ward and the Macon, Georgia, committee. 
Copy. 2 p. 
In no. 2SS. 277 

[1S35 Dec. ] Fisher. S[amiiel] Ehoad?. [Coliimhia? Texas.] 

Report to the Provisional Government of the cajfture '"of tlie Ameri- 
can Scliooncr Hannah Elizaheth by the ]\rexican Armed A'essel Bravo, 
and the recapture of the same by the Citizens of ]\[atagorda." Copy 
(extract). 2 p. 
See no. 502. 278 

1S35-6 Dec. -J an. Shackelford, Jack. 

Accounts. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Headed : "The Government of Texas in Acct. with Jack vShackelford, 
Captain of the Red Rovers from Alabama"'; see no. 318. 279 

[1835?^ Bexar. Department. Public meeting. 

Resolutions looking to the organization of ^'a provisional Government 
on the principles of the Constitution during the reign of Anarchv in 
the State.'' Df. 2 p. '280 

[1835 ?\ AxoxYMors. 

Communication ui)on the unconstitutional assumption of power by 
President Santa Anna and the Congress of Mexico. Df. -i p. 

Indorsed : ^'Letter to a public Journal.'' 281 

[1835'] HousTOX, A., and others. 

Committee report upon Texas finances. D. S. of Houston, Zavala, 
Peter J. Menard, Alex[ande]r Thomson, and W[illia]m Pettus. 1 p. 

Indorsed : "Report of the Committee on Finance." 282 

1835 [K\:\rAR, ^lirabeau Buonaparte. Sabine River, Texas?] 

"Information obtained in 1835 from Capt. Gaines'' upon Nolan's last 

expedition, the battle of Medina, the attempted filibustering expedition 

of 181-1 and that of Perry, 1815. A. Df. 14 p. 

Appended note of Lamar: "The«e notes were taken in 1835 — how 

wonderfully exact do they correspond witli those taken from Col. Hall 

some 15 years afterward.'' 283 

[1835 LA:\rAR. ^lirabeau Bu.onaparte. Sabine River, Texas?] 
Laiitte's -])ersecution by the Spanish: his privateering career: Tres- 

palacios: the origin of the Texas Revolution, 1812. A. Df. 6 ]). 
Indorsed: "Information derived from Capt. Gaines on tlie Sabirie 

Bernardo Gu[tier]r[e]z.'' 284 

[1833? IjA^fAR, ?ilira])eau Buonaparte. Richmond, Texas.] 

The conipiest and su])se((iient ])rogres> of ^[exico. A. Df. 3 p. 
Inclosed is a slip regarding [J^amar's itinerary in lcS:)5?| 285 

[/<S->.-7:' Lan[ar, :\Iirabeau Buonaparte. Sa])inc River? Texas?] 
Barataria .^' I.alitte."' A. Df. 1 p. 28G 

183G Jan. >^ Kekii, James. San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] "To the 
• people of Texas.'' 
Against independence. • Printed. 1 p. 287 



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1S3G Jan. 5 La:har, John T. Velasco, [Texas.] To Thomas Ward, 
Macon, Georgia [forwarded to] Livingston, Alabama. 

Colonel William Ward's Georgia Battalion in service; the fall of San 
Antonio and the prospects of the Texas resolution; advice to invest in 
Texas lands ; inclnding a copy of Governor Smith's letter to Ward, 
Dec. 31, with a request for its publication. A. L. S. 3 p. 

See no. 2i7. 28S 

1836 Jan. 7 Texas. General Couxcil. Committee. [San Felipe de 
Austin, Texas.] 

Report to the Council upon the report of the Committee on ^lilitary 
Affairs, regarding the proposed expedition against Matamoros. Printed. 
2 p. 

Appended to no. 290, p. 3-4. 289 

1S36 Jan. 9 Smith, Henry. Executive Department, [San Felipe de 
Austin, Texas.] 
Message of censure to the Council. Printed. 8 p. 
Including appended documents; see nos. 289, 292-3, 295. 290 

1836 Jan. 11 HousTOX,.Sam. Beesons, [Texas.] To J[ames] W. Rob- 
inson, San Felipe [de Austin], Texas. 
Promising information regarding a sutler ; revoking his recommenda- 
tion of Hanks ; recommending the appointment of Major George W. 
Hockley and Bonnell as captains, William Blount as lieutenant of cav- 
alry, Bonham as major; persoual messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 291 

1836 Jan. 11 Tex,\s. General Couxcil. Committee (R. R. Royall, 
chairman). [San Felipe de Austin, Texas.] 

Report to the Council upon the communication of Governor Smith of 
[Jan. 9.] Printed. 1 p. 

Appended to no. 290, p. 3. ' 292 

1836 Jan. 11 Texas. Gexeral Couxcil. San Felipe de Austin, 
[Texas.] "To the people of Texas." 
Explanation of their course in relation to Governor Smith. Printed. 

Appended to no. 290, p. 5-8. 293 

1836 Jan. 12 Forbes, John. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To James W. 
Robinson, [San Felipe de Austin, Texas.] 
The pre-ont condition of adairs, especially the struggle of the late 
^Fexican authorities at Xacogdoclies and their supporters to hold out 
against the Provisional Government and to control Eawlion's ])a])er 
\Te.c(ui and Emifjrant's Guide'] \ HolTman's apostasy; the affairs of tlic 
Eand Ollice: Dr. ' Fveritt's uiovements; Hanks's letter published in 
Lawiion's paper: Wliittaker for Parkers place on the Council: the dis- 
conifltiire of the AFexican taction nt Smi ]"<>lipe: Hoii-ion'.^ nKuinicnts; 
a re|>ort of tbc .lu(lici;n-v Coniniittcc up(^n Nncogdiu-hcs matters just 
received: J. K, Allen's oi)[)()siti()n to the [Provisional Govc^-nment : the 
oath of alleiriance reoentiv administered to David Crockett and other 



Papers of Mirabeau Buoxaparte La^ear 41 

'..filv arrived volunteers from the States; special commendation of Capt. 
K.-nii»Ie and Majors Autry [?] and Gilmore. A. L. S. 4 p. 294 

' > '7 Jan. 13 Texas. General Couxcil. San Felipe de Austin, 
[Texas.] 

Kesolution, submitting James W. Eobinson for Henry Smith as the 
executive medium of communication and forbidding the printing of 
:inv documents issued by Smith upon the public credit after [Jan.] 11. 
Printed. 

Appended to no. 290, p. 4-5. 295 

1SS6 Jan. IJ^ Eobixsox, James W. San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 
Governor's message. Printed. 4 p. 296 

1SS6 Jan. 14 Xeill, J. C. Commandancy of Bexar, [Texas.] To the 
Governor and Council, San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 
The Mexican advance and the critical situation of Bexar. Printed. 
Appended to no. 300. 297 

1S36 Jan. 15-Feb. 28 Texas. Eevolutioxary Ar^iy. Goliad, Nacog- 
doches, etc., [Texas.] 
Sixteen receipts for arms and supplies. D. S. and copies. 298 

ISISG] Jan. 19 Smith, Henry. San Felipe [de Austin, Texas.] To 
J[ames] W. Eobinson, [San Felipe de Austin, Texas.] 
Warning of his own intention to make a public expose of the illegal 
conduct of Eobinson and the Council against himself; assurance of pre- 
vious personal good feeling. A. L. S. 3 p. 299 

1S36 Jan. 19 Eobixsox, James W. Executive Department, San Felipe 
de Austi^i, [Texas.] 

'•Proclamation," calling for reinforcements for the Tcxans in Bexar. 
Broadside. 

Mutilated; documents appended; see nos. 297, 301. 300 

1^-jG Jan. 20 Texas. Executive. Advisory Committee. San Felipe 
de Austin, [Texas.] 
Approval of Eobinson's proclamation of Jan. 19. Printed. 
Appended to no. 300. 301 

^'^'■jC Jan. 21 EoBixsox,, James W. San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 
To Henry Smith, [San Felipe tie Austin, Texas.] 
Answering Smith's letter of [Jan.] 19; his own reciprocal good feel- 
'i''.: and bis lack of animus in iiis olficial action: his accountalnlity to the 
^^'ili of the people; his liope for the settlement of the difticultv bv the 
'••Jning convention. A. L. S. 2 p. " " 302 

^"^30 Jan. 22 Faxxix, J[ames] W., Jr. Yelasco, [Texas.] To [Jolm] 
Appl(-nian, Sdiooiier Flora, [A'clnseo, Texas.] 
^ Order to plarc his vessel in sailing ordi^r to ti-an-poii tbe companies 
^'t Captains Ticknor and Gurrea to Aransas port "up to Co[)auo." 
♦''^•py. 1 p. 

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ISSG Jan. 22 Forbks, John. Xaco.crdochGs, [Texas.] To James W. Ro: - 
inson, [San Felipe dc Austin, Texas.] 

Answering- Ivol)inson\s letter of [Jan.] 13: ''our enemies'" efforts ■^' 
profit by the quarrel betwcK^n Smith and tlie Council, to destroy his ow:: 
life and property, to secure a majority in the Convention, and to con- 
trol the press: his refusal of the nomination for the Convention: lu- 
hope for the election of William Whittaker, Arthur Henrie, Rohinsor;. 
and R. Potter; Tiusk's course; a warning a,irainst him: his own wish f«r 
an appoint nient in the Army or the Land Oifice in Bexar after the ela- 
tion : a request for notice of the action of the Council in regard to th- 
Land Office. A. L. S. 3 p. 

'•'Private.'' 301 

1836 Jan. 22 S:^iith, Henry. San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 

"Usurpation and corruption"; an address upon his late difficulty with 
the Council. Printed. 2 p. . " 30o 

1836 Jan. 2U Haw^kixs, M. [San Antonio de] Bexar, [Texas.] To 
J[ames] AV. Robinson, San Felipe [de Austin], Texas. 
Suggestions for preparations to meet Scinta Anna's invasion; a reputo'l 
plan to assassinate [Smith] ; the "nefarious designs of the speculativi'. 
disorganizing, tory party" to control the Convention; the Army's ap- 
proval of Houston ; the lack of funds at Bexar : inquiry regarding tlu- 
public money said to be in Nixon's hands at Xacogdoches; protfer of 
his own services to Smith. A. L. S. 2 p. and appended slip. 300 

1836 Jan. 2^. S:\eitii, Henry. Executive Department, [San Felipe df 
Austin, Texas.] To Tliomas R. Jackson, [San Felipe de Austin, 
Texas.] 

Order to fetch certain documents from the Council Hall. Printed. 

Appended to no. 32G. 307 

1836 Jan. 26 [Sax Axtoxio de] Bexar, [Texas.] Citizens' and sol- 
diers' meeting. 

Proceedings, including resolutions favoring Governor Smith and 'le- 
nouncing the unconstitutional action of the Council. L. S. of J. i. 
Xeill, president. 3 ]). 

Countersigned bv H. J. Williamson, secretarv ; printed: Qiiarfcrl'i. 
XIV, 55-S. ' ■ ^ - ■ .,^-^^^ 

1836 Jan. 28 Faxxix. J[ames] W., Jr. On board the Inrinrihh, 

Aransas Bay, [Texas.] To James AV. Rolunson and the Gener;!- 

Couneil, San Felipe [de Austin, Texas.] 

His' voyage from Velasco; his present position and etl'ective foi'd-: 

plans: pilotage contract: the J/iherhj and her convov expected: ^Fexi;!- 

report of a rumored imminent inva^^ion bv Santa Anna: sugs^estions i'<'!' 

the eoiuent ration of troops at Bexar, Goliad, and Xueces, and for tii*' 

fortification of Matairorda and Galveston: scndinu' a late letter t'r"ai 

Ht 11 ry Sniitli: a rumor re[)()rlcd 'ny Smith oi' a Mexican force coiuiii- 

agamst Bcxar. A. L. S. 3 p. 3ti'.' 



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[!S.'',n Jan.?] Sr^iiTir, TIenrv. [San Felipe de Austin? Texas.] To 
W. G. Hill. 
Ilis late ditficnltv with the Council. Printed. 
Appended to no.' 32G. 310 

JSA6 Feb. 1 Faxxix. J[ames] AV., Jr. [Copano, Texas.] 

Order to John Appleman of the Flora to deliver provisions to Quarter- 

ii.aster David J. Holt. Copy. 1 p. 

Appended order, 1 p; ivitli no.. 318. 311 

1SS6 Feb. 1 Faxxix, James W., Jr. Copano, Texas. 

Certificate regarding provisions consigned to Horton & Clements, im- 
pressed from the Flora for the use of the Volunteer Army. Copy. Ix p. 

Receipt of Appleman appended; luitli no. 318. 312 

ISSG Feb. 1 Faxxix, James W., Jr. Copano, Texas. 

Certificate regarding provisions consigned to Henry Foley, impressed 
from the Flora for the Army. Copy. 1 p. 

Receipt of Foley appended; with no. 318. 313 

ISSG Feb. 2 S:\riTii, Henry. Executive Department. [San Felipe de 

Austin, Texas.] To Thomas R. Jackson, San Felipe de Austin, 

Texas. 

Reiterated order to fetch certain documents from the Council Hall. 

Printed. 

In no. 331. 314 

ISSG Feb. 2 Johxsox, [Francis AY.] San Patricio, [Texas.] To 
[James W. Fannin, Jr., Copano? Texas.] 

Santa Anna's advance and present predicament ; the Liberal movement 
in Zacatecas, Guadalaxara, Tamaulipas, and Xuevo Loon; prospects of 
Liberal co-operation with Texas if not alienated by a ^'premature decla- 
ration of independence'': Gonzales, Canales, and Placadores: the weak- 
n«'ss of ^latamoros; the importance of a quick movement. Copv (ex- 
tract). 2 p. 

In no. 319, p. 2-3. . 315 

l^SG Feb. 3 Appi.emax^ John. Copano, [Texas.] 

Receipt to J. W. Fannin for $512 for freight and transportation. 
D. S. 1 p. 

^yith no. 318. ' 316 

ISSG Feb. 3-20 Faxxix. J.[ames] W., Jr. [Copano, Texas.] 

"List and Amount of Drafts & Rects. drawn on Provisional Govern- 
ment of Texas hv Col. J. AV. Fannin ,Tr. Agent.'' Copv. 1 p. 

^yUh no, 318.^ ^" "^ 317 

JSSG Feb. 3-2.J Faxxix^ J[amcs] AV., Jr. Goliad, [Texas.] 

A( counts witli tlie Pj-ovisional (lovernnicnt, as agent. D. S. 10 }). 
iiiclutling aceoinpanving documents; .sr,' nos. 2(M, 303, 311-13, 31G- 

1^ 3v;0; ^cc also no. :^o\)^ 318 

^^■>; Feb. // Faxxix. J[ames] W., Jr. Copano, Texas. To James AV, 

Robinson and the OenciMl Council, San Felipe [de Austin, Texas.] 

'Ibc movement of liis troo[>s to I'cfugio mission; transportatiou of Inig- 



44 Texas Library and Historical Co:\[mission 

gage, etc.: the Liberty and her convoy; pilotage; the strength and peti- 
tion of Mexican forces ; recommendation to Lieutenant-Colonel Xoill 
regarding tlie disposal of his forces; a request for an order to the naval 
force to co-operate with Fannin in an attack upon Matamoros hetween 
Feb. 20 and *2S; including an extract from Johnson's letter of [Feh.] 2 
upon Santa Anna, the Liberals in the north Mexican states, ]\[atamoros, 
etc.; transmitting a memorandum of expenses. A. L. S. 3 p. 

See no. 315. ^ 319 

18S6 Feh. ^ Faxxix, J[ames] W., Jr. [Copano, Texas.] 

"Memo[randum] of D[ra]fts drawn on Prov[isiona]l Government of 

Texas for public service, for concentrating A'olunteers &:c as p[e]r 

ordinance ^tli Jany 1836." A. D. S. 1 p. 

With no. 318. 320 

1836 Feh. 5 Houstox, Sam. IS^acogdoches, [Texas.] To ^'Colonel 

Bowl or Tewullie/' Cherokee Xation, Texas. 

Talk, giving assurances of the good will of the best white people 

toward the Cherokees. and inviting him to a conference with Rueg, tlie 

political chief. A. L. S. 3 p. 321 



1836 Feh. 5 Tarletox, James. Victoria, [Texas.] To J[ames] IV. 
Eobinson, San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 

Delays in progress westward ; Captain Wallace ; Mclntyre ; the bearer, 
McCloud, "a warm friend to I & G.t & others," and able to give trust- 
worthy information. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Indorsed: "Letter from Capt. Jas. Tarlton reed. Feb. 9, 1836 (Pri- 
vate)." 322 

1836 Feh. 6 Haxks, Wyatt. San Augustine, [Texas.] To James W. 
Eobinson, and the General Council, San Felipe [de Austin], Texas. 
Names of delegates to the Convention elected from the municipalities 
of San Augustine and Sabine; the municipalities' sentiments for inde- 
pendence: the impolicv of anv statement by the Convention upon bound- 
ary. A. L. S. 1 p. ' ^ 323 

1836 Feh. 7-5 Faxxix, J[ames] W., Jr. :^[ission of Pefugio, [Texas.] 

To James W. Robinson and the General Council, San Felipe [de 

Austin, Texas.] 

Sending an express ^'just received from the advance division of the 

Volunteer Army," contradicting his own despatch of [Feb.] 3 [4?] ami 

proving Santa Anna's intention to make an invasion of extermination: 

an appeal for the shaking off of criminal apathy, for the ordering out 

and the eilVctive organization of the civic militia, for provision for the 

necessities of the Army, and for such disposal of troo])s and defen-ive 

works as to (heck eil'ectively the ^Fexican advance: Cohuiel Wharton: 

pilotage: his own movements of troops, and recomnuuidations to Cohuid 

Xeill : his own and AFajor Ward's election as colonel and licvitcnanr- 

colonel; tiic coa-t (hfcncc and the Navy. A. L. S. ') p. 

Superscription: "To His hlxcellency James A\'. h'olunson Aciin'jr 
Govr &:c Genl. Conncil of Texas — San Felipe Express Public S<>i-\i(e 
This can be opened *S: i-opied at Goliad at [ ?] Vict<u'ia — and in Kct I■■^ 
& Sutherlands l)istn<-is — and expresses fowd bv citizens to all p'trts 



Papers of ^IiraBEAu Buoxaparte Lamar 45 

{"io Commanding Officer at Goliad, taking care to send express to 
; iVjar J W Fannin Jr'' 324 

ISSO Feb. 7 Boxis, Peter E. ^latamoros, [Mexico.] To Geo[rge] 
Fislier, Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] 
The seizure by the district judge of the proceeds of sale of Fisher's 
coods. Copy. 1 p. 
" English translation; in no. 1664, p. 30-1. 325 

ISSO Feb. S Texas. General Couxcil. Advisory Committee. San 
Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 

Address '"'To the people of Texas" upon Henry Smith's disability. 
Broadside. 

Publishing two letters; see nos. 307, 310. 326 

\ISJ6 Feb. 9 Joirxsox, Francis W. San Patricio^ Texas.] To 
J[ames] W. Fannin, Jr., [Eefugio mission, Texas.] 

Conditions in ]\[atamoros; Liberal movements in the north Mexican 
states; co-operation expected; suggestions for joint land and sea move- 
ments; Santa Anna's probable intentions. Copy. 3 p. 

[Private] ; appended to no. 3,28. " 327 

IS^SG Feb. 9 Joeixsox, F[rancis] W. San Patricio, [Texas.] To James 
AY. Pobinson, San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 

Sending his own letter to Fannin, [Feb. 9] ; the importance of keep- 
ing the war out of Texas and of holding the question of independence in 
abevance until the Mexican Liberals gain strength; disunion in Texas. 
A. T^. S. 3 p. 

Including appended letter (no. 327) ; indorsed: "Private letter from 
Col. F. W. Johnson." 328 

: 1S36 Feb. 9 Joiixsox F[rancis] W. San Patricio, [Texas.] To James 
W. Pobinson, San Felipe [de Austin, Texas.] 
Sending his own letter to Fannin, [Feb. 9] ''to prevent any undue 
alnrm from an express forAvarded to you by Col. Fanning, in conse- 
'juonce of a previous communication of mine." A. L. S. 1 p. 329 

/^'•>v; fcb. 11 Texas. Voluxteer Ar:n[y. Pcfngio, [Texas.] 
"Returns of Votes for ]\[ajor in four Companies Geo [r2:ia] Battalion." 

I>. S. of Alex[an(le]r F. Pa'tton and W[illia]m Ward. 1 p. 
Certified by Fannin Feb. 14. 330 

l^r^r, 2^eh, 12 Poiuxsox. James W. San Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] 
'vProclamntion, By the Acting Governor of the Provisional Govern- 

lii'-nt of Texas" upon tlie deposition of ITenry Smith and the present 

status of the Governnumt. Printed. 2 p. 
>'ee no. 314. 331 



^''•>v; I'cb. 13 PoBTX^ox. James W. Snn Felipe [de Austin, Texas.] 

To J[ames] W. Fannin, Jr., [Goliad, Texas.] 

Infornuition regarding th(^ enemy's movements; speculations u|>on bis 

Jntcntion? witli regard to Goliad, Snn Antonio, and ^[atamoros; orders 

'"r the ^latamoros expedition; the loss of the Tanniulipas; the charter 



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of the Jiduis Cat'snr; volimttvrs from Xcw Orleans and Xew York; 
Wharton at Brazoria. A. Df. S. 1 p. 33-2 

1836 Fch. 13 EoBixsox, James W. San Felipe cle Austin, [Texas.] 
To J[ames]W. Fannin, Jr., [Goliad, Texas.] 
Ackno\vled,irin<r Fannin's letters of [Jan.] 28 and Feb. 7-8; that of 
Feb. 3 not reeeived : Morris's letter; executive plans; new orders of "my 
predecessor Gen. Houston or mvself'; Captains Tarleton and McLeod; 
resources. A. Df. S. 2 p. " 333 

1S36 Feb. i^ Faxntx, J[ames] W., Jr. Headquarters, Goliad, [Texas.] 

To James W. Robinson, Jr., and the General Council, San Felipe 

[de Austin, Texas.] 

Report of a despatch from Quartermaster Bennet; Fraser's capture of 

horses and return to Refugio; hopes. A. L. S. 1 p. 334: 

1SS6 Fch. 10 Faxxix, J[ames] W., Jr. Headquarters, Fort Goliad, 
[Texas.] To James W. Robinson and the General Council, San 
Felipe [de Austin, Texas.] 
Xews brought by Pantalleon and Kuykendall of Santa Anna's plan 
of campaign against Texas ; suggestions for measures to meet his ad- 
vance; returns of elections of regimental officers; a question regarding 
the legal organization of the regiment ; his own measures and plans : 
Houston; honors for the Mexican Army; provisions; the Xavy; the 
futility of expecting aid from Mexicans. A. L. S. 3 p. 335 

[1836 Fch. ]20-Mar. 12 [Ayers, Lewis.] Refugio and vicinity, [Texas.] 
Journal. A. D. 8 p. 
Indorsed; "Part of Ayer's Journal." ' 336 

1836 Feb. 21 Ward, William. Fort :\rilam, [Texas.] To — ? 

On the necessity of clothing, provisions, and pay, to hold the Army \ 

together, and of the co-operation of the people generally, to withstand ; 

Santa Anna's advance; suggestions for a movement of troops to Bexar. j 

A. L. S. 1 p. ^ I 

Incomplete. , 337 | 

5 

1836 Fch. 2.'f. Travis, W[illiam] Barret. Commandancy of the Alamo, i 

Bexar, [Texas.] "[To the People of Texas and all Americans in ; 

the World." I ] 

Appeal for aid. Printed. 2 ]). | 

Including prefixed circular of Henry Smith (no. 342) ; headed: "To \ 

the Citizens of JVwas.'' 33S -j 

1836 Fch. .2.5 Faxx[X, J[ames] W.. Jr. Headquarters, Fort Defiamv, . ] 

Goliad. [Texas.] To James W. Robinson and tlie General Couniib r 

Washington, -[Texas.] ! 

Sending accounts current bt'tw(\'n himself as agent and tlu^ Coumib \ 

a list of drafts upon the Cninicil, neeniuits of Cnptain dack Shackelfor«i ' 

of the Ped lvover>, niul duplieaie driiiis, xoiidiers, etr. ; his own me\e- ; 

nient toward J>e\:ir to aid Tra\ is and Bowie. A. L. S. 3 ]). j 

^cc no. 318. 33!' 



Papers of Mir^vbeau Bcoxaparte La:viar 47 

;-^; Ff'h. 27 Sax Felipe de Austix, [Texas.] Public meeting. 

■•^[<,rting of the citizens of San Felipe": Resolutions and address. 
|;:-...i«lside. 

S,' no. 338. 340 

/v?/; Feb. 2S Faxxix^ J[ame3] W., Jr. Headquarters, Fort Defiance, 
rjoliad, [Texas.] To James W. Robinson and the General Council, 
Washington, [Texas.] 

J<»hnson's command surprised at San Patricio; his plans; the enemy's 
tiiack upon Bexar and designs upon Goliad; straits of the Army; the 
i-!unteers from the United States and the apathy of the native Texans; 
t!:>)V(.'ments of troops: the present strength of the garrison; the division 
uf the force on the Xueces. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Superscription: ^'Forward with all despatch and spread the alarm & 
;,t!l out the whole people — to arms — to arms. If this can be fowd. 
f.irly, so as to overtake the express sent off this morning, it will save 
ii'.ut h time — Col. Ferris went bv Dimitts landing — with it — Speed — go 
.it [sp]eed— *' ^ 341 

[/s->/j Feh.?^ Smith, Henry. Executive Department, [San Felipe de 
Austin, Texas.] 

"Texas expects every man to do his duty"; a call for a rendezvous at 
<i'<jizales for the relief of the beleaguered Alamo. Printed. 1 p. 

Prefixed to no. 338. ' 343 

i i^-"<] hcf. Mar. 1 and Mar. i7] S^iiTii, Henry. [Washington? Texas.] 
"Protest of the Governor of Texas against the late unconstitutional, 
•r illegal proceedings of the General Council — To the honorable the 
I'rv^iflenl; and members, Representatives of the . . . people of 
T.xas in General Convention assembled." A. Df. S. 20 p. 

Printed: Quarterly, XIX, Ty^-lZ. 343 

.'^•)'; Mar. 2 Texas. Declaratiox of Ixdepexdexce. 

"Fnanimous Declaration of Independence, by the delegates of the 
!''»i>Ie of Texas, in general convention, at tlie town of Wasliington, on 
'- '• .-second day of :March, 183G." Broadside. 344 

^^\-^'i~\ Mar. 7 Aust[ix]. S[tep]ien] F[uller. Louisville], Kentucky. 

"A«l<hTss of the Honora])le S. F. Aust[in,] One of tlie Commission- 
• J"' "f Texas, delivere[d at Louisville,] Kentuckv, on the 7th, of ^larch 
^H ;■>♦».]'' Pamphlet. 16 p. 

fragment; printed, with a different lieadinij:: HoUev, l^e.vas . . . 

^^•'•<;. -^ja-so. . ^ • 3.j^5 

i^ ""■•'' Mar. S\ Texas. GEXEnAi. Con'vkxtiox. [AVashington. Texas.] 
'^ "^i'lution calling upon Smith, Rolunson, and tlu^ late Council for 

'■ '"filiation relative to the ollicevs of the Regular Army. Coi)y. 1 p. 

Au»->t('d by H. S. Kcmbie, seiretaiw; intlorsed: •'Coniniittee Afessrs 

' ''^li^^■ton v'i: Badge'^t'* printi-d: ('once/iliuii Jcnr/ial. US, in: (Januiud's 

^ N L ^^8. " ;31G 

' ■;'■ Mar. 17 -Brazoima. [Texas.] :\reeting." 
P^'TCfilinrr^ and resolutions. Broad-ide. 347 



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1S3G Mar. 2-3 Pattox, Alex [ancle] r E. Yelasco, [Texas.] To— Kil- 
gore, Brazoria, [Texas.] 

Asking that bis own horse, in Ivilgore's keeping, be turned over to 
"Mr. M. B. Liimar . . . just arrived on the Schooner Flash . . . ;;■ 
anxious to vi>it tbe army.'' L. S. 1 p. " 

Body of the letter in Lamar's hand; postscript, A. L. S. 348 

[^1886 Apr. 5] Greex, Thomas, J[efferson. New Orleans, Louisiana.] 

"To the friends of liberty throughout the World V f, 

Appeal for aid to Texas. Broadside. ^ 

Superscription: "Colo. I\L B. Lamar, Present.^' 349 

1S36 Apr. 6 RoBixsox, James AV. Camp opposite the ruins of San 

Felipe de Austin, [Texas.] To David Gr. Burnet, Harrisbursli, 

[Texas.] 

The massacre of Fannin and his command; escapes; the murder of 

General AY. H. Harrison's son at Victoria; suggestions for securing the 

recognition and protection of the L^nited States ; the treatment of Ward 

and the Georgia Battalion; their whereabouts; the needs of the Army: 

the disposal of the Mexican troops. A. L. S. 3 p. 350 

1S36 Apr. 10 Lamar, M[irabeau] B[uonaparte.] Harrisburg, [Texas.] 
To Jefferson J. Lamar, Alacon, Georgia. 
A decisive battle on the Brazos Piver imminent ; the fall of San An- 
tonio and the [Alamo] ; the Goliad massacre; the flight of Texans east- 
"ward; Houston's retreat; the position of the opposing armies; his own 
plans ; ^Irs. Long and Zavala the custodians of his papers, money, etc. : 
liis sense of obligation to "the gentlemen whom I represent" ; his action 
and expectations in view of present conditions preventing land invest- 
ments ; his will ; family messages. A. L. S. 3 p. . 351 

1836 Apr. 13 Houston, Sam. Camp on Brazos, [Texas.] To "Col. 

Bowl,"' [Cherokee Xation], Texas. 

Talk, promising fulfilment of the treaty, expressing personal goo'l 

wishes, and recounting his own recent success in a skirmish with tli*' 

Mexicans. A. L. S. 1 p. . 35'J 

^1830 Apr. 21?'\ Tkxas. Pe\olutioxary Ar^iy. 

"List of Otlicers, non commissioned officers and Privates engaged ii' 
the Battle of San Jacinto on the ^Ist April 1836." IT p. 

Xumbered 14-19, 21-31, renumbered 1-5, 7-lS ; indorsed: ^*Page -" 
^li-sinir, but set up.*' 

In no. 3(;i, p. -^j'T-rO. 35:> 

183G Apr. 22 PrsK. Thoiuns J. San Jacinto Piver, [Texas.] T- 
D[avid| G. Burnet, [Velasco, Texas.] 

"Peport of the Battle of San Jacinto, by Hon Thomas J Pusk. SeL-n- 
tary of War." Copy. G p. 

In no. 3(;i, p. '1 1 1-1). o'^'t 

1830 Apr. 23 lloisTOX, Sam. San Jacinto Piver, fTe\as], Headqua:- 
ters of the Army. To David G. liiirnct, [Velasco.] 
Ofhcial report of tlie battle of San Jacinto. .Cojiy. 7 p. 
In no. \\{')i^ p. •i,M)-"35(j. 3''-' 



Papers of Mirabeau Buoxaparte Lamar 4!) 

1SS6 Apr. 25 Saxta Anna, Antonio Lopez de. San Jacinto, [Texas.] 
To Vicente Filisola, [Arroyo de San Bernardo? Texas.] 

Kcquestmg baggage for himself, Almonte, etc.; recommending retreat. 
Printed. 

//i no. 420; also in: Filisola, iJi.sforw . . . 11,4:82. 35G 

lSo6 Apr. 26 Whartox, William H. New York, [Xew York.] 

Address upon Texas. Pamphlet. 27 p. 357 

1S36 May 1 Daxce, Henry C. Morgan Connty, Alabama. To the 
Editors of — . 
Account of the taking of San Antonio in [1835.] A. L. S. 11 p. 
Mutilated; almost illegible. 358 

18S6 May 3 Houstox', [Sam.] Headquarters, Camp San Jacinto, 
[Texas.] To Thomas J. Eusk, [Velasco? Texas.] 

Suggestions for the "^"'arrangements'' with Santa Anna. Printed. 

Extract; reprinted from the Neiv Orleans Bulletin, July 12, [1836]; 
m no. 471, p. 3. *^ 359 

1836 May 11 HorsTOX"^ Sam. On board schooner Flora, Galveston 
Island, [Texas.] 

Address to the soldiers on Galveston Island on the eve of his departure 
for New Orleans. Printed. 

Reprinted from the New Orleans Bulletin, Julv 12, [1836] ; in no. 
471, p. 3. ^ 360 

lS36-JfO May 12- Apr. llf. La^ear, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] 
Addresses, state papers, and correspondence. Copy. 270 p. 
Including appended documents : see nos. 353-5, 362, 393, 466, 469, 
615, 623, 630-2, 705, 745-6, 913,' 1084, 1100, 1162, 1297, 1404, 1413, 
1529, 1583, 1673, 16S0, 1695, 1699, 1701, 1745, 1773. 361 

1836 May 12 La^iar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] AYar Department, 
[Velasco, Texas.] To the President and Cabinet, [A^elasco, Texas.] 

"Letter from the Secretary of War to the President and Cabinet con- 
cerning the Mexican Prisoners captured at Sanjacinto." Copv. 23 p. 

In no. 361, p. 1-23. ' 362 

1836 May 12 Woll, Adrian. Conunandancv of the ]\[exican Armv in 
Texas. To Thomas [J.] Pusk, [Fort Bend, Texas.] 

Protesting a£:ainst being sent to Velasco ; answering Pusk's note of 
[May] 12. Copv. 2 p. 

In. no. 501, p. 96-7. 363 

[1836-47 May 12-? Lamar. Mirabeau Buonaparte.] 

Notes upon Santa Anna and other papers. A. Lf. 7 6p. 

See nos. 362, 2366-7. 364 

1836 Maij IJf Saxta Axxa. Antonio Lojicz de. and the Ca])inet of the 
Pepublic of Tkxas. 
"Secret treaty." Copy. 2 ]). 
Spanish; in no. 2374, p. 29-30. '3iu) 



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ISoG.May IJf Santa Axxa, Antonio Lopez de, and the Cabinet of the 
Eepiihlic of Texas. 
"Public Agreement." Copy. 3 p. 366 

1S3G May Uf Kcsk. Tliomas J. Fort Bend, Brazos Eiver, [Texas.] To 
Adrian Woll, [Hea(Uiuarters Mexican Army in Texas.] 
Answering Woil's note [of May 12.] Copy. 3 p. 
In no. 501, p. 98-100. ' ^ 367 

ISoG Mai/ 25 McKixxey & Williams. Quintana, [Texas.] To 
T[hornas] Toby k Brotlier, Xe\y Orleans, [Louisiana.] 
Letter of credit for M. B. Lamar, secretary of ^yar, desirous of inyest- 
ing in Texas land ?crip. L. 8. 1 p. 368 

1836 May 25 McKixxey, T[homas] F. Quintana, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Quintana, Texas.] 

Inclosing McKinney & Williams to Toby, [1836, May 25.] A. X. S. 

1 p. ^ ^ . ^^^ 

1836 May 28 Haxdy, Eobert Eden. Brazoria, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Yelasco, [Texas.] 
Eeporting land inyestments. A. L. S. 1 p. 370 

1836 May 2fk Al:\[OXTE, J[uan1 X[eponmceno.] Yehisco, Texas. To 
[^lirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, [A'elasco, Texas.] 
Account of recent governmental clianges in Mexico and of the Texas 
Reyolution from tiie Mexican point of yiew. A. Df. S, 4 p. 371 

1836 May 30 Eedd, W[illiam] D. Victoria, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[iionaparte] Lamar. A'elasco, [Texas.] 
Advice on land speculations ; Alordecai. - A. L. S. 2 p. 372 

[1836? May?] Eedd. W[illiam] D. [Victoria? Texas?] 

Account of his mission to General Filisola's camp as the bearer of 
despatches from General Eusk in May [ ?] 1836. A. D. S. 18 p. 373 

1836 June 1 ErsK, Thomas J. Headquarters, La Bahia, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, A>lasco, [Texas.] 
iJearth of communication witli the Government : the weakness and 
needs of the Army ; demands made of the San Antonio division of 
Mexicans under the treaty ; the situation of the Army; depredations; 
his own plans: a re(iuest for information upon the Government's arrange- 
ments for raising funds and recruiting regulars. L. S. 2 p. 37-1 

1836 June 1 Saxta Axxa, Antonio Lopez de. Vclasco, [Texas.] 
Address to the Texan Army upon his departure. Printed. 
In no. 2374, p. 30; cf. no. 521, p. 6-7. 375 

[1836] June 2 El'sk. Tho[ma]s J. Bahia, [Texas.] 

Order for the coUectiou aiul military burial of the hones of the 
[Goliad victims.] Copy. ] p. 

In no. 501, p. lOL 376 



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Papers of ^Miiubeau BuoxArARTE La:mar 51 

t^.iS June 3 Holzixger, Jiian Jose. Qiiintana, [Texas.] To John A. 
Wharton, [Qnintana? Texas.] 

Fannin's surrender; the terms of capitulation; the responsibility for 
the Goliad massacre; answering Wharton's letter of inquiry of [June 2.] 
A. L. S. 6p. 

Spanish. Also an English translation. A. D. of Edward Gritten. 
5 p. ^ 377 

\1SS6 June S] Eusk, Tho[ma]s J. [Bahia, Texas.] 
Order, setting fortli the program for the military funeral of the 

[Goliad victims] on [June 4:.] Copy. 2 p. 
In no. 501, p. 104-5. 378 

1S3G June If HuBBELL, H. A. Yelasco, [Texas.] 

Communication in regard to the debarkation and confinement of Santa 
Anna and his suite, June 4. Copy. 2 p. 

Headed : ^'Extract from El Correo AtJantico of the 20th June 1836" ; 
appended note: ^^(From the Coinm. Bull June 17)"; ivith no. 101. 379 

[1S36 June] Jf EusK, [Thomas J. Bahia, Texas.] 
Address at the funeral of the [Goliad victims.] Copv. 4 p. 
In no. 501, p. 106-9. " 380 

[1836] June S Eedd, W[illia]m D. Victoria, [Texas.] To :\[[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Yelasco, [Texas.] 
Eegret at Lamar's resignation; his own hope to see him before his 
departure for the L^nited States; a personal message. A. L. S. 1 p. 381 

1836 June S Guillox, Hen[ri] de. Brazoria, [Texas.] To Wilson 
Williams, Xatchitoches, [Louisiana] or Columbus, [Georgia?] 
French volunteers for defence against the Comanche Indians and Mexi- 
cans; Santa Anna's imprisonment; Lamar's heroism in preventing his 
escape on the Invincible ; personal good wishes. A. L. S. 3 p. 382 

1836 June 11 Smith, Ben.i[ami]n F. Point Pleasant, [Texas.] To 
^[[iral)eau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Brazoria, [Texas,] 
Inviting Lamar to visit him before leaving for the United States; 
promising information regarding Texas. A. L. S. 1 p. 383 

/X.)6' Juup H HrxT. ^.Tiiinican. Schooner Flash, Galveston. [Texas.] 
To ^[[irabeau] Bjuonaparte] Lamar, Brazoria, [Texas.] 
A request for Lamar's infliu'ncc with (u'lieral Eusk and with ^'^[r. 
•"^"Tnervell. Se^-r. of War." toward the confirmation of his own appoint- 
iiient as major-genei-al of forces to be raised : his own wish for Lamar 
''to remain in Texas until tlie storm is over"; a request for tlie names 
<~'f certain persons in Georgia. A. L. S. 3 ]). 384 

l'^^36 Junr IJf Cadi.k. Josei4i. Brazoria, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[iiona])arte| Lamar, | Bi-azoria, Texas.] 

Asking \'ov aihic*' regarding his eoiirse in view of Iiu>k's tr(^atinent 

"f Iiim. A. L. S. 3 ]>. :]So 



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1S36 June 21 nA:MiLTOX, J[ames.] Charleston, [South Carolina.] 
To Mirabeaii [Biionapartej Lamar, [Yelasco? Texas.] 
Introclueinfr Barnard E. Bee; his own acquaintance with G. B. Lamar; 
sympathy with Texas. A. L. S. 1 p. 
* See no. 40<S. 38G 

1S36 June 22 Burnet, David G. Executive Department, Yelasco, 

[Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Velasco, Texas.] 

Answerinof Lamar's note of [June 22] ; the impossibility of giving ''a 

prompt and decisive reply'^ in view of the absence of a quorum of the 

Cabinet and of Houston's and Eusk's situation. A. X. S. 1 p. 387 

183G June 22 Jemisox, Jo[h]n S. Livingston, Sumter County, Ala- 
bama. To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Yelasco], Texas. 
Introducing Williamson Williams ; a request for a letter to "Jane*' 
to persuade her into willingness to go to Texas. A. L. S. 1 p. 388 

1S3G June 25 Burnet, David G. Yelasco, [Texas.] 

Commission to Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar as major-general and 
commander-in-chief of the Army of Texas. D. S. 1 p. 

Countersigned by A. Somervell, secretary of war. 389 

[7<95(>] June 26 Anonymous. Galveston Bay, [Texas.] To—. 

Santa Anna and Almonte. jSTewspaper clipping. 390 

I83fj June 21 Austin, S[tephen] F[u]ler.] A^elasco, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Brazoria], Texas. 
Just arrived; sympathy in the Ignited States with Texas; urging that 
an ofticinl account in manuscript of San Jacinto and general conditions 
be sent to the Texan agents at Washington, D. C; the injury done by 
Coll ins worth and Grayson's rejwrt in Xew Orleans and by the treaty 
with Santa Anna; the need of a vigorous prosecution of the war; vol- 
unteers; nimors of a Mexican advance confirmed; his own plan to loin 
tlic Army as a private. A. L. S. \ p. 391 

lS3(j June 21 Burnf.t, David G. Yelasco, Texas.] To ^lirabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, Brazoria, [Texas.] 

Austin's arrival '^this afternoon" ; the news brought by him upon the 

^[exican invasion, prospects of recognition by the United States, and 

popular svmpathv; volunteers just arrived at Galveston. A. L. S. 1 p. 

392 

1S,3G June 21 La:mar, ]\[irabeau B[uona])arte.] Brazoria, [Texas. [ 
'•Orders issued on the 27th June 1836, on the prospects of an invasion 

from the Mexicans." Copv. 5 p. 

In no. 301, p. 21-8. ^ 393 

ISM) Juur 2S Austin-. S[tephen] E[uller.] Yelasco. [Texas.] To 
M| irabcau] B[uonapai-tt'] Lamar, Bi'azoria, Texas.] 
His ow!i wish to ciuifcr with haniar at IW'azoria bi'foi-t' Lamar's de- 
I»anure iy)^ the Army, upon a point (•!* importance to Texas; promising 
to bring a K-tter from the President on the subjeet ; advice to avoid harsli 
treatment of Santa Anna. A. L. S. 1 }). 391 



Papers of Miiubeau Buoxaparte Lamar 53 

ISoG June 30 Fisher, S[ainiielJ lihoads. Yolasco, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beaii B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Brazoria? Texas.] 
Tntrodiicino- and coinmendin,": for a staff appointment William L. 
Cazneau ; ^•'the news received yesterday'' confirmin.u- "former intelligence 
>Qni by Captains Teale c^ Kearns"' : his own plan to join Lamar soon; 
Colonel Woodlief's departure. A. L. S. 1 p. 395 

1S36 July t BuRXET, David Gr. Executive Department, Velasco, 
[Texas.] To T[homas] J. Green, [Velasco? Texas.] 

Inclosing [Hubbell's] letter of [June 4] found in El Con'eo Atldntico 
[June 20], published originally in the Xew Orleans Commercial Bul- 
letin [June 17] : HubbelFs resignation requested. Copy. 1 p. 

With no. 401. "^ 396 

[1836'] July 2 AusTix, S[tephen] F[uller.] At J. IT. Bell's, [Texas.] 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte ] Lamar, Brazoria, [Texas.] 
Asking for a conference at Bell's in regard to Santa Anna's case. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 397 

1836 July U Mays, Rob[er]t C. Jackson, Butts County, [Georgia.] 

To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, San Felipe de Austin, Texas. 

Inquiry regarding the fate of his brother, Samuel A. J. Mays, first 

lieutenant[ ?] in Captain Wadsworth's company of Georgia volunteers, 

A. L. S. 2 p. ^ 398 

1836 July Ji Saxta Axxa, Antonio Lopez de. Columbia, Texas. To 
Andrew Jackson, [Washington, D. C] 
Requesting his sfood offices in terminating the Texan war. Printed. 3 p. 
In no. 2374, p.^30-2. 399 

1836 Jjily 6 Chexowetii. Jolm, and Jorh]n Turxer. Stafford's Set- 
tlement, [Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Brazoria,, 
Texas.] 
Attempts to procure stock for the Army under Eusk's order no. 13 ; 
general disinclination to enlist; suggesting orders against driving away 
cattle and for the concentration of ]\[exican prisoners. L. S; 2 p. 400 

1836 July 8 Burxet, David G. Executive Department, A^elasco,. 
[Texas.] To ^firahcau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Headquarters. [Bra- 
• zoria, Texas.] 

Inclosing Burnet to Green, 183G, July 1, and an extract from EI 
Correo Atlaniico. June 20, 183G: tlie danger to Texas from internal 
enemies. A. L. S. 1 p. 

•Trivate" ; see nos. 379, 39G. 401 

^836 July 8 BrRXET. David G. Executive Department, Velasco, 

Texas. To ^[[irab«au| I>[uonaparte| Lamar, [Brazoria? Texas.] 

Inclosing two letters of Santa Anna, one to Urrea, (uu^ to Jackson; 

directions regarding the use oi' tlir I'oiincr Kitcr. A. L. S. 2 ]). -102 

1830 July 8 BfKXr.T. David G. Executive Dc[>artriient. Velasco, 
[Texas.] To ^fjirabcaul T>[iionaparte] Lamar, Headquarters, 
[Brazoria ? Texas. ] 
Inclosing tbe serrct treaty with Santa Anna [of "May It], and tlie 



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Corrco containinpc Urroa's proclamation, etc. ; restrictions upon the ii>o 
of the treaty. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Mutibited. W:] 

1S36 Jiihj S BuRXET, David G. Executive Department, Yelasc<>, 
[Texas.] To ^Iiral)eau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Headquarters, [Bra- 
zoria ? Texas.] 
Clothing and supplies for the Army; the Penn-^i/Irania; volunteers 
and their treatment; his own purpose with regard to tlie disposition of 
prisoners ; Captain Roman, Kusk, Lamar, Houston, and the chief com- 
mand; requesting, as in his letter to Rusk, information regarding the 
prisoners given up in consequence of the treatv with Santa Anna. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "^ 404 

J83G JuJij S LOGAX, W[illia]m M. Liberty, [Texas.] To [:\rirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Headquarters, Brazoria, Texas.] 
Reporting the organization and movement of militia in the munici- 
pality. A. L. S. 1 p. 405 

1836 July 8 AusTix, S[tephen] F[uller.] Yelasco, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Headquarters, Brazoria, Texas.] 
Santa Anna's wish to end the war; his letter to President Jackson, 
July 4, and to L^rrea ; volunteers; the IvcincihJe. A. L. S. 3 p. 40<i 

1836 July 8 Lascar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Brazoria, [Texas.] To 
[John] Chenoweth, [Stafford's Settlement, Texas.] 
Regret at the general indisposition to enlist; orders to stop the driv- 
ing of cattle out of the country. L. S. 1 p. 407 

1836 July 8 Christy, W[il]ia]m. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
[Sam] Houston and [^riral)eau Buonaparte] Lamar, [San Augus- 
tine? and Yelasco? Texas.] 
Introducing [Barnard E.] Bee. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Appended to no. 386. 408 

1836 July 11 BuFOKD, Tho[ma]s Y. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To 
^[[iiabeau] B[uonaparte| Lamar. [A'ictoria? Texas.] 
The encouraging turnout of the Red Landers; Lamar's ])opii]arity 
gained from his letter to tlie Cabinet; general approl)ation of his a])- 
pointtnent; General Houston's liealth ; ('b'ueral Gaine-'s movements; bis 
own and Captain Foster's health and plans. A. I.. S. "3 p. 40!) 

1836 July 13 :\rACOMH, — . Lync1d)urg, [Texas.] To [:\rirabeaii 
Buonaparte] Lamar, A'ictoria, [Texas.] 
Accepting con.ditionailv an ap[>ointment on Lamar's staif. A? X. 'i p. 

410 

1836 July 13 Royalt., R[ic]uird] R. [Headquarters, Yietoria, Texa^.] 
To .M.| irai)eau I l)[u<)nai»;!:'ie | Lauiai-, | Y'ieliu'ia, Texas.] 

The sentiments of the oHiecrs and the Army in regard to Lamar "r 
Rusk as cominander-in-ciiief ; a meeting and resolution-. A. X. S. 1 j). 

'-'Conddential." ' -111 



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JS36 July IJf L-niAR, ^[fiiabeMn| B[uonaparle.] In camp, [Guada- 
lupe, Texas.] To [Thomas J.] lUisk, [Giiadalupe, Texas.] 
Withdrawing his formor letter of [July It] Avith a view to "restoring 
private friend-hip and public tranquility." A. Df. S. 1 p. 412 

1S36 July Ik i'ORTER, W. Xew York. [Xew York.] To Mirabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Victoria], Texas. 

Congratulations upon LauuTr's record at San Jacinto: advice; Lamar's 

letter on the disposal of Santa .Anna printed in the Courier and Enquirer 

of [July U] ; plans. A. L. S. 3 p. 413 

1S36 July 17 Lamar, ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte.] ITeadcpiarters, 
[Guadalupe? Texas.] To [David G.] Burnet, [Yelasco? Texas.] 

Eusk, Green, Felix Huston, and the insuboidination in the Army: 
reconciliation with Iiusk : })lans for downing opposition and for securing 
Santa Anna against violence; a plea for the co-operation of government 
in upholding civil authoritv. A. Df. S. 3 p. 

"Private." ^ 414 

J 836 July 17 Whiting. Samuel. Trinity, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Headquarters, Guadalupe? Texas.] 
Just returned from the United States: an offer of munitions and pro- 
visions for the Army: his own and Colonel Smith's plan to join the 
Armv; the turnout in the Bed Lands and Ayish Bavou. A. L. S. 2 p. 

415 

1S36 July 19 JoxES, Alex[ande]r. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar. Headquarters, [Guadalupe? Texas.] 
His ovrn health, travels, plans; sympathy for Texas; suggesting an 
invasion of Mexico as a means of attracting volunteers : Senate action 
upon Clay's recognition resolution; the Creek and Seminole wars; the 
Creeks on tlie nuirch westward : Cass's appointment as minister to 
France; William B. King spoken of as his successor; the recall of Scott 
to Washington; its significance; General Gaines's rei)orted nuirch into 
Texas; the disp(~)sition of the President to favor him: Congress and ttu' 
Texan commissioners: information about Texas desired. A. L. S. 7 p. 

416 

[1836 July 2.2] Joiixsox, James. ^IcDonough, Henry County, Geor- 
gia. To ^liiaboau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Columl)ia, Texas.] 
Requesting information upon Texns for himself and other would-be 
emigrants, esi)i'(iallv in reference to planting and slavery; Geonzia poli- 
tics"; White; Van Buren. A. L. S. 1 p. ^ ' ^ 417 

1836 July 23 Clark, Jame-. Municipality of Sal)ine, [Texas.] To 

^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, r)razoria, | T(\\as. | 

The death of the writer's mother: a request that his father, Henry 

Clark, of Captain Collin-'s eiunmand. le n(Uifl(^d ;;nd asked to come 

borne. A. L.' S. 1 [». 418 

\1S36 c. July 23 \ An'(ix YMois. 

'"Texas": ju-tiiieaiion o( the "Texian insurrection." Newspaper clip- 
riui:. 41!) 



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[1S36 July?] AxoxvMOus. 

"Texas'': Santa Anna: Filisola : Lamar's letter to the Cabinet upon 
the disposal of Santa Anna. Xewspaper clipping. 

^\it}L no. -i'M; see also no. 356. 420 

183G Aug. 1 Brackexridge. H. M. Tarentnm, Pennsylvania. 

"^[exico and Texas": the Texas boundarw Clipping from the i^ew 
Orleans Commrrcia[l Bulletin], Sept. 19, 1836. ' 421 

1836 Aug. 1 Uxited States Telegraph. Washington, [D. C] 
"Massacre of Fannin's command." Clipping. 422 

1836 Aug. ^ McKixxey, E. W. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To Mira- 
beau [Buonaparte] Lam^ar, [Brazoria? Texas.] 
Introducing Samuel T. Marks. A. L. S. 1 p. 423 

1836 Aug. 5 Bedell, G[eorge] W. To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] 
Lamar, [Brazoria? Texas.] 
His own purpose of raising a company or regiment of volunteers for 
the aid of Texas; questions upon the finance, organization, route, etc., 
of such an expedition; the good effect of Lamar's appointment upon 
recruiting in Georgia. A. L. S. 2 p. 424 

1836 Aug. 6 Smith, Stephen. AYetumpka, [Alabama.] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte] Lamar, Velasco, Texas. 
Inquiry regarding the fate of his brother, William A. Smith, [second] 
lieutenant in Ticknor's Company of Alabama Grays, Ward's Battalion, 
last heard from at Goliad, ^lar. 9; the Creek war and emigration; vol- 
unteers. A. L. S. 2 p. 425 

[1836] Aug. 6 Great Britaix. House of Commons. 

Report of a de])ate in the House of Commons in regard to Texas and 
]\rexico. Xewspaper clipping. 

With no. 421. 426 

1836 Aug. 8 Bcrxet, David G. Yelasco, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Brazoria, [Texas.] 
Lamar's fitness and chances for the vice-prosidencv; Austin's pros- 
pects for election and for success in administration : troubles and move- 
ments of the Army; inclosing documents. A. L. S. 1 p. 427 

1836 Aug. S Hudsox, — . Yelasco. [Texas.] To :\r[irabeau] B[uon- 

aparte], Lamar, Brazoria, [Texas.] 

Sending a letter [ ?] presumably from Xew Orleans on the Passaic: 

satisfaction at Lamar's remaining in Texas: dearth of men fitted for 

Tview desired. 42S 



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akinjr: an interview 



183G Aug. S Sawyer. F. A. Xaw Dojjarttuont, Velasco, [Texas.] 
Order to |ra[)tain r»r<)\\i)?| Lor tho dc!;irluiunt of i]\c Marine Corps 

on the Inviurihlc and tor the discharge of the crew. Copy. 1 p. 

Copy certilied Ity P. \V. Hum[)lireys: opinion of J. We!)b appendicl: 

indorsed: ''F. A. Sawver Act'ij Sei-v Xaw,'' . . . 129 



Papers of Mirabeau BroxArARTE Lamar 57 

1SS6 Aug. S Baker, Frederick. Conyers, New York. To Mirabeau 
B[nonaparte] Lamar or [David G. Burnet, Velasco, Texas.] 
Offering aid to Texas. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Appended postscript. L. S. of Lewis Cjark. 430 

1S36 Aug. 9 Gilbert. Josiah. Mount Meigs, Alabama. To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lam.ar. [Brazoria ? Texas.] 

Inquiry regarding the fate of his son, William Gilbert, of Captain 

Wadsworth's company. A. L. S. 1 p. 431 

1836 Aug. 9 Marks, Samnel F. Jackson, Louisiana. To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Brazoria? Texas.] 
Asking his aid in procuring the release of Samuel McXeely, a Louis- 
iana volunteer, now a prisoner of war at Matamoros. A. L. S. 2 p. 432 

1S36 Aug. 10 Aleord, G. G. A^elasco, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau Buon- 
aparte] Lamar, Brazoria, [Texas.] 
Urging that the friends of Austin scrutinize the names signed to a 
paper urging Doctor Archer to run for the presidency. A. L. S. 1 p. 

433 

1836 Aug. 11 Scott, Alfred A'. ^Montgomery, [Alabama.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Brazoria?] Texas. 
Introducing E. Lawrence Stickney, a volunteer. A. L. S. 1 p. 434 

1836 Aug. 11 Wilson, Jos[eph] W. Montgomery, Alabama. To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Brazoria?] Texas. 
Introducing E. Lawrence Stickney, a volunteer. A. L. S. 1 p. 435 

1836 Aug. 19 Hutch exs. Daniel R. Mobile, [Alabama.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Columbia, Texas. 
Asking for information regarding Texas. A. L. S. 1 p. 436 

1836 Aug. 19 Filisola, Vicente. ^lexico, [Mexico.] 

"Evacuation of Texas. Translation of the Eepresentation addressed 
to the Supreme Government by Gen. Vicente Filisola, in defence of his 
honor, and explanation of his operations as commander-in-chief of the 
Army against Texas. Columbia : Printed bv G. & T. IT. Borden, public 
printers^ 1S37." Pamphlet. GS p. 

Including appended documents; mutilated. 437 

1836 Aug. 19 Redd, William D. Velasco, [Texas.] To William G. 
Jeter, Columbus, Georgia. 
R. Brown; the Georgia Battalion; the fall of !^[atamoros imminent; 
Limar for vice-president. A. L. S. 2 p. 438 

J836 Aug. 22 Speak^fax. Tho[nui]s. [Brazoria? Texas.] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte] Laiiiai', [Brazoria? Texas.] 
From the Army, (icstitiiic : inqniry as to what a man witliout money 
^•r friends can do in Texas. A. \. S. 1 p. 439 

^^■^6 Aug. 23 Pagks. Bartobuiir. Colnnihia, [Texas.] 

Declaration in regard to his ac(|iiisition of the schoiuier Pnsimic under 

i^ pretended ])lot to liberate Santa Anna. Copy? 3 p. 

Superscription: 'Mienl. Miraiieau ]'» Lamar Present — '- ; indorsement: 



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^'Declaration of Bartliol Pages accused of joining in a conspiracy for 
release of Santa Anna,'' [etc.] 440 

1S36 Aug. 29 Ikix. Jon[athan.] Xew York, [Xew York.] 

Affidavit regarding the conditions and stipulations under which lu.' 

purchased of John Woodward empresario script under the Charles A. 

Beal grant. Cop v. 2 p. 

In no. 1711, p." 819. • 441 

1836 Aug. 31 RrsK. [Thomas J.] Headquarters, Victoria, [Texas.] 
"To the Public." 
Declining candidacy for the Tice-presidency. Broadside. 442 

\_1836 Aug.?'] Anonymous. 
Texas and Mexico. Xewspaper clipping. 443 

Anonymous. 
[1836? Aug.?] Baker, M[osely. Brazoria? Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Brazoria? Texas.] 
Requesting neutrality in regard to Holman's candidacy. A. N. S. 1 p. 

444 

1836 Sept. 6 Bell, P. H. Camp on Gaseat, [Texas.] To ^^lirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Brazoria, Texas. 
Conditions in the Army: the strength of the several candidates for 
the presidency and the yice-presidency ; his own efforts for Lamar: 
estimates of Rusk and Green as military leaders : the effect of the Mexi- 
can proclamation; Wharton's health. A. L. S. 4 p. 445 

1836 Sept. 7 Milton, John. Mobile, [Alabama.] To Mirabeau 
B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Brazoria?] Texas. 
Introducing Edward Smoot, son of Colonel [Benjamin S.] Smoot : 
the military services of the former. A. L. S. 1 p. 44r) 

1836 Sept. 11 Xew Orleans Co:\[:MERcrAL Bulletin. Xew Orleans. 
[Louisiana.] 

Editorial upon the recognition of Texan independence by the United 

States. Clipping. ^ 447 

1836 Sept. .34 ^^awykr, F. A. W[arren]D. C. Hairs, [Texas.] To 
^[[irabeau] B[u(iua]^arte] T^muir, Brazoria, Texas. 
Withdawing a proposal to buy land of Lamar. A. L. S. 1 p. 448 

1836 Sept. 27 :\ri:xiA. Jose Antonio. Xew Orloan.^. [Louisiana.] To 
^[irabeau f P)UOHaparte] Lamar, Houston, Tiwas. 
Congratulations; urging treaty negotiations witli Mexico. A. L. S. 
3 p. ' 441) 

1836 Sept. 20 BACfii;. W. [r.ir.xoi i:i ? T.xas.] To |Mirabe:ui Bu.ui- 
aparte| Lamar, [iiiazoiia ? 4\'xas. | 

Requesting indorsement for the clerksliip of the House. A. N. S. 

1 p. 43<i 



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Papers of ^Miuabeau Buoxaparte La^^iar 59 

ISS6 Sept. 20 BRiGiFA^r, A[?a]/and H. C. ITudsox. Velasco, [Texas.] 
To the Secretary of the Treasury, [Velasco? Texas.] 

Report of the state of the Auditor's and the Comptroller's office. 
I'riiited. 

Appended to no. 456. 451 

ISSG Sept. SO Hexry, Charles A. Mobile, [Alabama.] To M[iral)eau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Brazoria? Texas.] 
Introducing Edward Smoot, son of Colonel Benj[amin] S. Smoot, 
and grandson of Colonel Minis ; services of the three. A. L. S. 1 p. 452 

1SS6 Oct. 1 Lyoxs, G. L. St. Louis, [Missouri.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia? Texas.] 
Introducing Mr. Crittenden; his own plan to visit Texas. A. L. S. 
1 p. 453 

1SS6 Oct. Ji Browx, Rob[er]t C. Brownwood near Lagrange, Georgia. 
To Mirabeau [Buonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia?] Texas. 
Introducing Major Jesse Bull; congratulations.. A. L. S. 1 p. 454 

1SS6 Oct. 4 WiLsox, Wiley. Lagrange, Georgia. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia? Texas.] 
Introducing Jesse L. Bull. A. L. S. 1 p. 455 

ISSG Oct. Jf. Burxet, David G. Columbia, [Texas.] 

•'Message of the President, to the first Congress, of the Republic of 
Texas.'' Broadside. 

Report of Brigham and Hudson, 1836, Sept. 29, appended; see 
no. 451. ' . ^ 456 

ISSG Oct. G HuxT, M[emiican.] Xorfolk, Virginia. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lanuir, [Columbia ? Texas.] 
Ffis own request to Piesidcnt H(niston to confirm lUirnet's order; 
army recruits; Mcintosh substituttd for Jones; Henderson: his own Mud 
hi< associates' disinterestedness; ingratitude of Xew York owners of 
Texas lands. A. L. S. 2 p. 457 

ISSG Oct. S HuxT. :\remucan. Xorfolk, Viiginia. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte| Lamar, [Columbia? Texas.] 
Introducing ^Ir. Rudder, the bearer of an olticial letter to President 
[Houston.] X. S. 1 p. ' 45cS 

ISSG Oct. 10 Redd, W[i]lia]m I). Xew Orleans, [Loui>iana.] To 
^I[iral)eau] B[uonapai>te | Lamar, [Coliiml)ia? Texas.] 
Introducing Major I\'rry. A. L. S. 1 }). 459 

ISSG Oct. 10 HuN'T, ^rpiinican. Xorf(^lk, Virginia. To ^[[irabeau] 
B[n«)iia|)arte] Lamar, | Columbia? Tt'\';is.| 
Introdtii-iim- Charles 1. I''('\, the liranr of an oMlcial h'tln- [Hunt to 
Lamar, Oct. b|, a (h4)iicato of thai sent by Iiudder. A. L. S. •> p. HiO 

^S.Ui Ori. 11 :\r()i:GAN-. .J[anics.] Annliuac, [Texas.] To :\f | irabeau | 
B[ uona[)arte 1 Lamar, ( 'oluniltin, 1 1\'.\as. | 
The ])eari>r, Dr. Patrick, authorized to tdo.-e tlie eonli-aet for the 



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60 Texas Library and Historical Com:missiox 

schooner Flash; lier earning capacity; Austin's name desired on Lamar's 
bonds for payment; his own health and phms. A. L. S. 2 p. 4G1 

1836 Oct. 7 7 HiwT, Memucan. Baltimore, [Maryland.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonapaite] Lamar, Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] 
The reco,2:nition and annexation of Texas; an interview wdth Presi- 
dent Jackson ; his opinions ; opinions of Van Buren and other presiden- 
tial candidates; an interview with Eitchie of the Riclimond Enquirer 
upon conditions of annexation ; the bearing of slavery npon the question ; 
Samuel Williams selling land scrip; his otfers of aid. L. S. 4 p. -iG? 

1S36 Oct. 17 Zavala, Lorenzo de. Buffalo Bayou, Zavala's Point, 

[Texas.] To Mirabeau [Buonaparte] Lamar, Columbia, [Texas.] 

The place for an interview to make deeds for land sold by him to 

Lamar; his own health; Lamar's letter of May 1. A. L. S. 1 p. 463 

1S36 Oct. 18 Patrick, Geo[rge] :\[. Columbia, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Brazoria, [Texas.] 
Asking Lamar to return to Columbia for an interview regarding the 
purchase of the Flash; his former letter to Lamar. A. L. S. 1 p. 46-1 



1836 Oct. 22 [P:dtvards]. — . Mobile, [Alabama.] To M[irabeauj 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, A^elasco, Texas. 
Congratulations upon the success of Texas and of Lamar; a question 
as to the disposal of Primus ; his value ; White ; Tan Buren. A. ? L. 465 

1836 Oct. 22 Lamar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte. Columljia, Texas.] 

Inaugural address as vice-president. Df. 3 p. 

Lamar's indorsement ; "Lamar's Inaugural speech as reported by 
tho licporter (^[r. Falvel) of the Pepr"; a different version printed: 
House Journal 1836, p. 68-71. Another copy, 5 p, in no. 361, p. 29-33 : 
printed copy in no. 4T8a, p. 2-3. 4:6& 

1836 Oct. 22 HousTOX, Sam. [Columbia, Texas.] P 

•'The President's Inaugural address." Printed. 

In no. 4T8a, p. 2; also in House Journal. 1 Cong., 1 sess. 1836. 
p. 8L88. ^ 467 



1836 Oct. 2J, Roberts, W[illis.] :\[ohile, [Alabama.] To ^lirabeau 
B[nonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia, Texas.] 
Congratulations; commendincr to Lamar's guardianship his son, 
Pti'ubou ir. Roberts. A. L. S. 2 p. 468 

1S36 Oct. 2'i La:\[ar, [^riral)cau Buonapa^'to. Columbia, Texas.] 

'•rirn.'ral r.amar's address to the Senate. Delivered on the 24th Octo- 
ber 1>;U; as Vice President." Copy. 12 p. 

Jn nc. ;;6L p. 34-35; also in no. 47Sn, p. 3. 469 ^ 

lS3i'>n>f. J.) (^vMRLK. Jose[)h. Camp Johnson, Lavai-a, [Texas.] To 4 

MiraliL-au P>| uonaparte] Lan)ar, [Columbia, Texas.] ,^ 

Ills own iioalth; a request for tbc redemption of a pledge given t'^r -^ 

iKTf.-ary i-l<>t!iing. A. L. S. 1 p. " 470 



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Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar G1 

}^3^f Oct. 25 Telegraph and TeXxVS Register. Columbia, [Texas.] 
Volume 1, no.. 35, containing the journal of the Senate, Oct. 19-24, 

:in«l of the House, Oct. 13-17, Houston to Rusk, May 3, and Houston, 

Address . . . Mav 11. Printed. ^ p. 
:<€e nos. 359, 3G0. ' 471 

ISSG Oct. 25 Camerox, Jo[h]n. Columbia, [Texas.] 

The Comanche Indians; the country west of the Colorado. A. D. S. 
♦; p. . " • 472 

1S36 Oct. 2S Thompsox, W[illia]m A. Xew York, [Xew York.]To 

Mirabeau [Buonaparte] Lamai-, Xew Wasliini^ton. Texas. 

Suggesting a law permitting the importation of West Indian or other 

African freedmen, for apprenticeship, tenantry, or hire; the effect of 

such a measure upon land values. L. S. 2 p. 473 

1S36 Oct. 30 Lawrexce, W[illiam.] Columbia, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia, Texas.] 
Application for the office of quartermaster-general. A. L. S. 1 p. 474 

1S36 Oct. Frazier, S. M. To — . 

Congressional debate upon public credit and credentials of membejrs ; 
the postponement of the Mexican invasion; Houston's return and polit- 
ical prospects ; annexation ; the Army ; the late treaty with Santa Anna ; 
acknowledgment by the United States; the price of land. Newspaper 
.•lipping. 

With: Anonymous to — , [1836], June 26. 475 

1S36 Xov. 3 Perry, S[tuart.] Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia,] Texas. 
His own services to Texas ; the Good Hope ; difficulties from debts 
incurred for Texas; Toby's refusal to pay, even in land scrip; the credit 
of Texas; a request for relief, bv les^islative action, if necessary. A. L. S. 
^ I). " ^ .. ^^^^ 

JS36 Nov. 8 MoRGAX, J[ames.] Columbia, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia, Texas.] 
A question regardins: his own conduct while in command of Galveston 
Llaml. A. X. S. 1 p. 477 

iS36 Xov. 8 [LA:.rAR, ;Miraboau Buona])arte.] Columbia, [Texas.] To 
[James "Morgan, Columbia, Texas.] 
Answering ]\Iorgan's note of [Xov.] S, regardini:: his conduct on Gal- 
veston Island. A.' Df. 2 p. ' ^ ^ 478 

^'^30 Xov. 9 Telegraph axd Texas Pegister, Columbia, [Texas.] 
Volume 1, [no. 38]. containing the muster-roll of Fannin's men, the 

inaugural addresses of Houston and Lamar, Lamar's address to the 

Si'nate, etc. Printed. 4 p. 

Mutilated; ser nos. IGb-;, n',9. 478a 

^■'^oG Xov. 10 IjXMaii, :M[irabeau] P>[uonaparte. | Colund)ia, [Texas.] 
To [Lorenzo de | Zavala, San Jacinto, [Texas.] 
IntroducinL- Dr. Ston(\ A. L. S. 1 ]). ^170 



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1S36 Nov. 10 Millard, Henry. Columbia, [Texas.] To Ja[me].s 
CoUiiiswortli, [Coluiiibia, Texas.] 

Dem.aii'ling an oxnlanation of offensive remarks. A. X. S. 1 p. 

Original wrapper indorsed : "Adjustment between Collingsworth & 
Millard 1836." 480 

1S36 Nov. 11 :\riLLARD, Henry. Columbia, [Texas.] To James Col- 
linswortli, [Columbia, Texas.] 
A challenge: Colonel Morehouse his second. A. X. S., 1 p. 
See no. 480 for indorsement. 481 

[ISSO Xov. 11 EvERiTT. .Stephen H. Columbia, Texas.] 

Speech in favor of adopting a Senate resolution relative to the custody 

of the ^lexican prisoners of war, especiallv Santa Anna [and Almonte.] 

A. Df. 3 p. 

See Secret Journals of the Senate, p. 21. 482 

1SS6 Xov. 12 CoLQUHOUX, Angus. Camp Johnson, Labaca, [Texas.] 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia, Texas.] 
Asking for appointment as deputy surveyor. A. L. S. 2 p. 483 

183(j Nov. IG Hunt, Memucan. Yicksburg, Mississippi. To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonnparte] Lamar, [Colimibia], Texas. 
Arrangements for the purchase of the General Houston and other 
vessels for the Texas Xavy; the importance of the Xavy; the Army; 
Chaml)ers, Eusk, Huston, and the chief command; immigrants; his own 
plans. A. L. S. 4 p. ' 484 

ISSG [Nov. 16?^ EvERiTT, [Stephen H.] Columbia, [Texas.] 

"Speech of ^Ir. Everitt, of Jasper, on the Message of the President, 

returning the resolution making it obligatory on him to consult tlie 

Senate on tlie terms of relcasincr General Santa Anna and Almonte. 

Columbia: Printed at the office' of the Telegraph, 1836."' Pamphlet. 

15 p. 

See Secret Journals, 23. 485 

1S3G Nov. 17 P^isiiER. S[amuel] Phoads. Xavv Department, Columbia, 
[Texas.] To F[enton1 M. Gibson, [Columbia? Texas.] 
-The time of expiration of Gibson's furlough and commission. Copv. 

1 p. .' 

Certified l)y P. W. Humphreys. 48(^ 

1S3G Nov. IS Sz^riTii, Henrv. Brazoria, Texas. To :M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] I^amar, [Columbia? Texas.] 

Peminiscences, c. 1T88-183(). A. L. 41 p. 

One of the historical documents furnished Lanuir bv Smith; printed: 
Qi/arterlff. I, 24-55. ^ 48? 

1S3G Nov. VJ Lamar. ^Firaheau B[u()na])nrt(\] Brazoria. [Texas.] 
Henry ^fiUard and Janus C(^llins\\ ortli, Brazoria, [Texa<.] 
Crging the arliitration of their dillieulty. A. L. S. 2 p. 
See no. 180 for indorsement. -188 



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ISSfi Nov. 20 Wolfe. J. ^I. Columbia, Texas. To M[irabeau Buon- 
aparte] Lamar, [Brazoria, Texas.] 
His efforts, past and future, for the independence and the strengthen- 
ing'- of Texas; his candidacy for office; the orijanization of the judiciary. 
A.'^L. S. 2 p. ^ ^ 489 

ISSG Nov. 30 ^loRETTOusE. E. Brazoria, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Brazoria, Texas.] 
Agreeing to submit the [^lillard-Collinsworth] controversy to arbi- 
tration and naming arbitrators: answering Lamar's note of [Xov. 20.] 
A. X. S. 1 p. • 

See no. 480 for indorsement. 490 

1S36 Nov. 20 [21?] A[orehouse, E. Brazoria, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Brazoria, [Texas.] 

Acknowledging Lamar's note [of Xov. 20?] to Millard and Collins- 
worth. A. X". S. 1 p. 

See no. 480 for indorsement. 491 

1S36 Nov. 20 AVhartox, John A. Brazoria, Texas. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Brazoria, Texas.] 
Answering Lamar's note to Collinsworth of [Xov. 20] ; agreeing to 
^ubmit the matter to arbitration. A. X". S. 1 p. 492 

ISoG Nov. 20 CoLLixs WORTH. James. Brazoria, [Texas.] To Jo[h]n 
A. Wliarton, [Brazoria, Texas.] 

Agreeing conditionally to submit the difficulty with [Millard] to arbi- 
tration; citing Lamar's [note of Xov. 20?] A."^? X. S. 2 p. 

See no. 480 for indorsement. 493 

JS3G Noc. 20 EusK, Tho[ma]s J. Columbia, [Texa3.]To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Colundjia, Texas.] 
Pi-omising notes. A. X^.S. 1 p. 494 

1S3G Xov. 22 MiLTox. Jo[h]n. :\[obile, [Alabama.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia], Texas. 
Introducing John T. Earlc. A. L. S. 1 p. 495 

IS3G Nov. 2G Df Blaxd, Colin. X'acogdoches, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lainar, Columbia, [Texas.] 
Accepting the nomination for chief justice; the constitution; answer- 
ing a letter from T^epresentative Alexander Hill. A. L. 8. 2 p. 496 

^'^3G Nov. 2S Carsox, S;ini[ue]l P. The Doudass Place, [Texas.] 

To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lanuir, [Colum1)ia, Texas.] 

deferring to ]\rr. Hill and his own letter to President Houston in vin- 

•litation of his failure to return to Texas: a promise to return should 

'i<*alth permit: a request for Lamar's eliam])ionshi]). A. L. S. 2 p. 407 

\l''^3G Nov.?] Faxxixc;. Ja[inc]s 0. Columbia, [Ti^xas.] To :\r[ira- 
beau] B[uonapartc| Jvamar. | Coluiiiliia. Texas.] 
Off for X^ew Orleans, readv "lo rarry the dc.-igu into t'xorution" upon 
*"•' eipt of instructions. A. X. S. 1 p. " 498 



64 Texas Libilvry and Historical Commission 

1S30 Dec. 3 Faxxixg, Ja[me]s G. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
M[iral)eaii] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Columbia, Texas. 
The present state and future outcome of public opinion in the L'nited 
States regarding the independence and the annexation of Texas; the 
prospects of Texas: a personal business matter; Lamar's trip east. 
A. L. S. 3 p. ' 499 

1836 Dec. 7 Morgan, J[ames.] Anahuac, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Brazoria, [Texas.] 
General Houston's hostility to the writer: the release of Santa Anna 
against the "veto" of Congress and the public; "something rotten in 
Denmark"; sending an orange grown at Xew Washington. A. L. S. 
2 p. 500 

[1836? Dec. 9 Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Columbia? Texas.] 

Xotes, historical and biographical; fragment of a diary of [Henry 
Smith?], p. 3-4; Long's expedition and the Long family, p. 1-67, 77-82; 
Mrs. Cash's account of the Karankawa and other Indians, 68-71; the 
battle of La Bahia, 71-6; burial of the Goliad victims, 104-9; form of 
oath of allegiance to Iturbide, 83 ; Eoarer, 84 ; Eobbins, 85 ; events 
before and succeeding the battle of San Jacinto, to Dec. 9, 1836, 87-114; 
anecdotes of San Jacinto, 101; Wvlv Martin, 114. A. Df. and copies, 
114 p. 

P. 2-4 A. D. of Henry Smith; for date, see p. 114; notes mostlv 
undated; see nos. 363, 367, 376, 378, 380. 501 

1836 Dec. 11 Fisher, S[amuel] Ehoads. Columbia, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia], Texas. 

Sending his report of the capture and recovery of the Hannah Eliza- 
beth; the injustice done himself in that connection; the election at 
Bexar in August, 1832; the remonstrance of the colonists against two 
oppressive trade regulations; their repeal by the Legislature of Coahuila 
and Texas; his papers. A. N. S. 2 p. 

Appended to no. 278. 502 

183G Dec. 12 Redd, W[illia]m D. Columbus, Georgia. To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia? Texas.] 
Incidents of the journey; reception in Xow Orleans; the pretended 
plot to release Santa Anna; expressions for and against Texas; the re- 
ception in Columbus; his health; friends' interest in Lamar; prospects 
of Mexican recognition of Texas independence. A. L. S. 3 p. 503 

1836 Dec. 13 Lamar, G[azaway] B. Savannah, [Georgia.] To 
M[iral)eau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Velasco, [Texas.] 
Introducincj Benj[amin] B. Sturges, a XuUifier, son of the late Oliver 
Sturgos. A.L. S. 1 p. . 50 1 

1836 Dec. 15 Faxxin', A. B. Savannah, [Georgia.] To ;M[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia], Texas. 

In({uirv regarding the ""fainily and circumstances of the ill-fatd 

Fannin"; congratulations; cxbortatioji not to let Santa Anna escape. 
A. L. S. 1 p'. 505 



Papers of ^Mirabeau Buonaparte La:\[ar 65 

IS.VI I)rc. 17 TrcKXOR, James H. Appalachicola, [Florida.] To 

M[iral)eaii] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia], Texas. 

Asking for a mi(l>hipman's commission in the Texas Xavv; his hope 

of avenging tlie death of his cousin, Captain Isaac Ticknor. A. L. S. 

'2 p. 506 

I'^SG Dec. 20 Eouxtree, G. R. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To Mira- 
heaii B[nonaparte] Lamar, [Cohimbia. Texas.] 
Introducing Henry Mackie. A. L. S. 1 p. 507 

18S6 Dec. 23 Eoyall. R[ichard] E. Columbia, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia, Texas.] 
Reminiscences, 1835-36. A. L. S. 7 p. 508 

1SS6 Dec. 2G Jernigax, Plenrv. Lumpkin, Stewart County, Georgia. 
To ^[irabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia, Texas.] 
"Introducing Samuel H. Luckie. A. L. S. 1 p. 509 

l^SG :Mafftt, J[olm] X[ewland.] 

"A plea for Texas, addressed to the citizens of the United States. 
Bv J. X. ^laffitt, [professor] of rhetoric and belleslettres, La Grange 
College. Nashville. Printed bv S. Xve & Co. 1836." Pamphlet. 24 p. 

Mutilated. ^ ^ 510 

[1SS6] Lyons. S. L. [St. Louis? Missouri?] To M[irabeau] B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, [Columbia], Texas. 
Asking for a commission in Texas. A. L. S. 1 p. 511 

\1S36'] Bee. Barnard E. [Columbia, Texas.] To :\rirabeau Buan- 
aparte Lamar, [Columbia, Texas.] 
His own citizenship in relation to the legality and propriety of his 
appointment as commissioner to negotiate a loan. A. L. S. 2 p. 512 

\lSo6 JjX^,ixi\, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Columbia? Texas?] 
Address on monopolies. A. Df. 4 p. 
Fragment. 513 

[lSS6? La:\[ar. Mirabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 
The tarantula. A. Df. 1 p. 514 

[IS.)!]? La^far. ^[irabeau Buonaparte. Zavala's Point? Butfalo Bavou? 
Texas?] 

''Liformation derived from ^frs. Zavala respecting her hus1)and" and 
Ikt own experiences. A. Df. S p. 

Incomplete. 515 

\^.S.V:?} ToRNEL. J[o:>e] :\r[aria. :\rexico? Mexico.] To Vicente Fili- 
sola, [Texa.^.l 
A plan to save the country. Xe\vs[)aper clipping. 
!'hmli-h tran^hition. 516 

i/^'oV;? Lamar, ^^il•al)^■au lUionapartc. Vehisco? Texa>. | 

"KU'i-tion of Viesra — from General Coss — "; the disturbances follow- 
■'"Lf the removal of the seat of government of Coahuila and Texas from 
•^■•dtillo to Monelova. A. Df.' 2 }>. 517 



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[1SS6? Lamar, ^Firabcau Buonaparte. Columbia? Texas.] 

Coahuila and Texas under the constitution of 1824; Austin's mission 

to Mexico in 1833; the results; the Indian po])ulation of Texas, [183G. | 

A. Df. 2 p. 

Indorsed : ^Oliscellaneous Xotes on the history of Austin and Texas." 

518 

[c. 1S36? Archer, Brancli Tanner. Yelasco? Texas.] 

"Memorandum For Genl Lamar'' [''^relative to the Mission of the 

Commissioners to the I^. S. 1835—"] A. D. 3 p. 519 

[1836? La:mar, ^Mirabeau Buonaparte. Columbia? Texas.] 

*\\[exican measures equalized to Englis[h] measure bv James Kerr."' 
A. Df. 3 p. " 520 

[1836?] Lamar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte. Columbia? Texas?] 

"Relation of the scenes and events which took place in relation to 

Santa Anna whilst he was a prisoner in Texas 1836 By Genl. Lamar*'; 

Houston's assumption of the presidency in 1836. A. JDf. S. 11 p. 
Sec no. 375. 521 

[1836? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Columbia? Texas?] 

"Memorandum" upon Cabinet action regarding the disposal of Santa 
Aniux; the annulment by the Army of the treaties with him. A. Df. 
4 p. ' 522 

[J830] :\[c:\[uLLEX. John. [Columbia? Texas.] 

To [Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Columbia, Texas.] 
Xotes upon southv/estern Texas. A. L. S. 4 p. 523 

1837 Jan, 1 Kexxy:^[ore, John C. P. Mobile, [Alabama.] 
To ]\l[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Columbia, Texas. 
Inquiring what steps to take to secure his legal rights in view of his 
six montlis' service as a member of Capt. Wadsworth's company of 
Georgia volunteers. A. L. S. Ip. 524 

1837 Jan. 2 ^IcDougald, D. Colum1)us [Georgia.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Columbia, Texas. 
Introducing Samuel Luckey. A. L. S. Ip. 525 

1S37 Jan. 6 Sec Errata and Addenda, p. 31T. o^^'* 

1837 Jan. 6 Wolfe, J[ames] M. Washington, [D. C] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar]. Ilou-ton [forwarded to] Brazoria, [Texas.] 
IL's own ap]iointmcnt as secretary of legation: bis devotion to Texas: 
tlie que-tion of recognition: personal expenses. A. L. S. 2p. o2T 

JS37 Jan. 11 Q\u:ciG. D. J. Jl. Bell's. [Texas.] To [^[irabeau Buona-' 
parte Lamar, Co;iind)ia? Te\a<.] 
Account of the "Grass Light." A. L. S. Ip. .V?^ 

1S37 J<in_ >[ ni.;\-i)!:i;s()N-, J. T | iiickiiev] . Celu'iibia. [Texas.] 1'" 
^^ ^V[i]liani| H. Wliait.^n aud >rr.'nni(;!n| llunf. Washingt.ui. | P. ('.' 
The \f< xic.ni treat V with the Cherokt'es. Copy (extract.) Ip. 
I'rirUt.Ml: I)}jJ,,inalif cnrrrsponJincc of the J!(puhlir of Texas I I'T- 

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JS37 Jati. 23 Egberts, Sam[uo]l A[lexander.] Mobile, [Alabama.] 
To ^[[h'abeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Lamar's tour and political prospects; groceries, limiber and house- 
frame going out: Blair cl' A'edder; their contract to put up a house for 
the writer on a Houston lot of Lamar's selection: Houston real estate 
values; a proposed packet of Blair & A^dder^s; family and personal mes- 
sages; rumors of war; Lamar's promise of an army appointment. A. L. 
S. 4 p. ^ 530 

1S31 Jan. 25 Perry, James F[ranklin.] Peach Point, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] Bfuonaparte] Lamar, Brazoria, [Texas.] 
On arrangements for Lamar's gathering historical material from the 
papers of Austin and of Borden. A. L. S. Ip. 531 

1S37 Jan. 31 L^rquart, Jo[h]n A. and Cha[rle]s A. Pedd. Columbus 

[Georgia.] To ^Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar [Brazoria, Texas.] 

The bearer. Col. "William Eedd, an agent of a newly-organized land 

company; Lamar's le2:al advice and participation in profits desired. L. 

L. S. 2p. ^ 532 

1831 Feb. 1J^ Graysox, P[eter] W. Columbia, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparto] Lamar. [Brazoria, Texas.] 

Account of Austin^s imprisonment in Mexico, especially Grayson and 
Jack's efforts to secure his release. A. L. S. lip. 

Indorsed by Lamar : ^Teter L. Grayson's Visit to Mexico to release 
Austim'; printed: Quarterly, XIY, 15o-lG3.) 533 

1837 Feb. 21f Fexell, Mickleberry. La Grange, [Georgia.] To Mira- 

beau [Buonaparte] Lamar, Columbia [forwarded to] Brazoria^, 

Texas. 

Asking his co-operation in finding his runaway son, Augustus Pencil, 

and getting him started in business. A. L. S. 2 p. 534 

1837 Feb. Axoxymous. To [Sam] Houston, [Houston? Texas.] 

On the finances of the revolution: conditions of a possible loan by 
United States capitalists : a proposed branch of the Bank of the 
United States in Texas. Df. 8p. 535 

1837 Mar. 6 Tate.m, C. C. ^rohile, [Alabama.] To :Mirabeau [Buona- 
parte] Lamar. Columbia. Texas. 
Asking his aid in securing the land due the estate of her husband, 'M. 
B. Tatem, a Goliad victim, and of her brother. Henry Hastie, and her 
brother-in-law, Joseph Tatem. A. L. S. 2p. ' 536 

JS37 Mar. S ^fi-xi-v, Jose Antonio. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
^rirabeaii Bfuonaparte] Lainar, FBrazoria. Texas.] 
.Vsking- the rele.'se of Lient. Col. Juan Bringas, Ca]»tains ^Fateo Peraza 
•md Tsidro Campos, and G( m ral Cos on parole. L. S. ?p. r>'?>7 

\1S-1:^^\ }far. S JoTiNSTox. [Albert] >^idn(>\'. Galveston. [T* vas.] To 
^l|iraboau B[iionaparte] Laiiiai-. Velasco or Brazoria, [Texas.] 
Liclosing a replv of Dr. Jones to a letter delivered bv Johnston. A. L. 
S. Ip. " ■ ^ 538 



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1S37 Mar. 11 Saxta Axxa, [Antonio Lopez de. Manga cle Clavo? ^lox- 
ico-] To the ^linister of War and Marine, [^lexico. Mexico.] 

"Extracts of Santa Anna's reporc a fd] dressed to the ^linister of War 
and Marine — ^.Farch lltli, 183T," relative to his experience while a pris- 
oner of war in Texas. Copy, -t p. 

English translation. 539 

1837 Mar. IJf Sauxders, Lovitt. Sparta, Georgia. To Mirabeau B[uona- 
parte] Lamar, Coliinihia, Texas. 
Asking information to enable him to apply for the bounty land dno 
the estate of his brother, James H. Saunders, presumably lost with Fan- 
nin. A. L. S. 1 p. " 540 

1837 Mar. 15 Kkdd, W[illia]m D. Brazoria, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

On personal Inisiness; land speculation; Martin and Taylor; land spec- 
ulation. Ip. 

Postscript only in Redd's hand. * 541 

1837 'Mar. 20 Wii.sox, Tlio[mas.] ]\[arion. Perry County, Alabama. To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston? Texas.] 
A former letter unanswered ; his own proposed newspaper in Houston : 
rumors a])Out Lamar's whereal)outs and marriage. A. L. S. 2p. 54*2 

1837 Mar. 28 Telegraph axd Texas Eeoister. Columbia, [Texas.] 
Volume 2, no. 2, containing documents of Sept. 8, 15, 20, and 25, 
and Oct 8, "relative to the political condition of Texas during the com- 
mencement of the war,'"' an article upon "Deaf Smith, and an account 
of the burial of the ashes of the Alamo victims. Printed. 4 p. 

See nos. 228-9, 233, 235, 240. 543 

18.17 Mar. 29 Hamiltox, J[ames.] Charleston, [South Carolina.] To 
^[irabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Houston? Texas.] 
A request for authority to make out a title for Caney Creek land pur- 
chased for Hamilton and others, in Lamars name; the need of li!)ernl 
modifications in the Texas land laws; Weljsfer's Xew York speech and bl- 
own views on annexation; the relations desirable to lie cultivated between 
Texas and the United v^tat<»s ; tlie pu])lic credit of Texas; his own interest 
in Texas; his ]dan to visit Texas as a private citizen and his hope tn 
make Limars personal acquaintance; Lamar's sympathy with Sontli 
Carolina in her late troubles and his gallantry in Texas: commendation 
of r.[:irnard] E. Bee. L. S. 3 p. " 544 

1831 Aff^r. 15 [Lamar, ]\rirabeau Buonaparte. Liberty, [Texas.] 

Xotis on the Anab.nac distu]!)ance of 1832, from the treatv of Bra<b 
burn wiili the cobiTii^ts. and on the relca-e of the ^[exii-an prisoners ii. 

i>3;. A. I)f. 3 p. 

Ind'u--"! Iiy Laiuar: " Analiuac statement frmn .huige Hai-den 1'' 
Aitril ls3T.'* . r,!:. 



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1.^37 Apr. IS JoxEs, W[illiam] Jefferson. Mobile, [Alabama.} To 
Mirabean B[uoiiaparte] Lamar, [Houston? Texas.] 
Introducing his brother, J. S. Jones ; a late letter in regard to a draft 
of Lamars; his own plans. A. L. S. 2 p. 54:6 

[1S37? c Ap\ IS? Lamar, ^firabeau Buonaparte. Heches Eiver? 
Texas ?] 
"Information irot from Fields and a portion of it from Belt — concern- 
ing Piedraz & Bradburn & Bean." A. Df. 6 p. 547 

1SS7 Ajn: 2k Etchardsox, D. S. San Augnstine County, Texas. To 

Eli H. Baxter, Sparta, Georgia. 

Land speculation; disposal of his family and slaves [ ?] ; conditions in 

Texas; opposition to annexation; ^lonroe Edwards, at Xatchitoches, and 

his offers. A. L. S. 2 p. 548 

1SS7 May 2 Gordox, John. Pleasant Exchange, Henderson County, 
Tennessee. To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Columbia [for- 
warded to] Houston, Texas. 
Asking information upon the prospects of obtaining employment in 

Texas. A. L. S. Ip. " 549 

1S37 May 7 [Kotall, Kichard P.] Houston, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Columbus, Georgia.] 

LTging Lamai's return to Texas to watch his presidential prospects; 
Mrs. Fannin ; his own land aG:ency : the land subject to come up before 
Congress ; "ancient settlements to the West^' ; cases illustrating the good 
faith of the Southern Comanches. A. L. 4 p. 

Incomplete. 550 

1S37 May 9^ C[piristy], W[illiam.] Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
Murabeau Buonaparte Lamar. Columbus, Georgia. 
Activity, especially his own, in- Louisiana in favor of the Texas revo- 
lution; his financial reverses in consequence of his action. A. L. S. 2 p. 

551 

1S37 May IJ^ Eoyall, E[ichard] E. Houston, Texas. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Columbus, Georgia. 
Sending a letter to ^Irs. Fannin: his hope for the success of his suit; 
prospects for land logi-lation; the attitude of the ArmV toward the land 
subject; a search in the files of the Ayuntamiento of [San Felipe de] 
Austin for correspondence between Austin and Cos ; his hope for the re- 
turn of ^Frs. Fannin to Texas with Gen. and ^[rs. Lamar. A. L. S. 3 p. 

552 

1S37 May 23 Ei-dd. William T). Houston. Texas. To :\[[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lanuir, [CoUunbus, Georgia.] 
President Hnii.-ion's personal a]')pearanLO and cliaracteristics ; his let- 
ters and remarks (k^sirijig Lamar's rt'turn; the inotive underlying them. 
A. L S. 4p. 553 



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1837 May 30 Eveiutt, S[tephen] II. Senate Hall, Houston, [Texas.] 
To M[irabean] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Columbus, Georgia. 
Urging Lamar's return to Texas; injurious rumors set afloat in regard 
to his absence: the country's need of him; Houston's growing unfitness 
for business: his letter urging Lamar's return; its underlying motive; his 
troubles. A. L. S. 3p. 554 

1S37 Maij McKixsTRY, George B., and Elizabeth Parrott. Brazoria 

County, [Texas.] 

Deed to Barnard E. Bee for land on Caney Creek, first granted to 

Amos Eaulcs and sold bv him to ^IcKinstrv and John Austin, deceased. 

Df. 2p. - - -^ ^.^ 

1837 June 2 Perry, James F[ranklin.] Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
Mirab[e]aa B[uonaparte] Lamar, Columbus, Georgia. 
A box of papers left in the care of James Reed & Co. subject to La- 
mar^s order; family news; Wharton and the crew of the Independence at 
^latamoros; the Army and the land office; Houston's proclamation of 
suspension; the inaction of Congress. A. L. S. Ip. 55G 

1837 June 3 Lamar, John T. ]\racon, [Georgia.] To Mirabeau B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar. Columbus, Georgia. 
A request for information regarding Lamar's itinerary; plans for a 
public reception upon his arrival in ^[acon. A. L. S. 2p, 557 

1837 June 5 Graysox, P[eter] \Y. Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, ^lacon, Georgia. 

Urging Lam.ar's return to Texas as soon as practicable; the confusion 

of public affairs: Houston's wish to retire: the inaction of Congress. 

A. L. S. 2 p. ' ^ bb^ 

1837 June ^[artix, Geo[rge]. and John B. Tavlor. Quintana, 
[Texa^.] - 

Six notes to Thomas Cavce. D. S. 4p. 
With no. 037. ' 559 

1837 June 20 Br.^sF.Y. John B. Irwinton, Alaliama. To M[iraheau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Irwinton, Alabama. 
Requesting an interview regarding Texas. A. X. S. Ip. 560 

1837 June ■?r> Pi:rry. Stuart. Xew Orleans. [Louisiana.] To :^^[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamnr, Columbus, Georgia. 
Persouiil news and messages. A. L. S. Ip. 5G1 

1837 Jvh( 7 Seymot-r. Isaac G.. nnd others. "Macon, [Georgia.] To 
^[[irabcau] B[uonaparte] Lnmar. Cohimbus. Georgia. 
A'ikincr infonnation renardino- the time of liis expected arrival in ^la- 
ron : plinw f-n- a }ui])lic recc])^^! in ^facon. I>. S. Ip. 562 

1837 Juhi 3 ZwAT.A. Lorenzo de. Xew Y(^.rk. [Xew York.] To :\rira- 
brau nrnoiiapartc] Lamar, Columbus, Georgia. 
On fb<' payinont of a note due Madame de Zavala; inclosing a draft 
for a \w\\ loan requested by La;n;ir. A. L. S. 3p. " 563 



Papers of ]\Iiiubeau Buoxaparte Lamar 71 

:So7 July 3 HousTOx, Sam. Xacbodoches, Texas. To the Bowl, [Cher- 
okee i^ationl. Texas. 

Inviting him. Big ]\[iish, the other [Cherokee] chiefs, and Caddo and 
Kickapoo chiefs to come to Xachodoches to hear his talk, bringing the 
hi test treaty. A. L. S. 2p. 

Appended letter, 1 p.; see no. 565. 564 

1S37 Jviij 3 HousTOX, Sam. Nacogdoches, Texas. To William 
Goyens, [Xacogdochcs? Texas.] 

Sending the letter of the same date to The Bowl, with directions for 
its delivery anc' for messages to the other tribes; a message for Colonel 
Bean and for Goyens's family. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Appended to no. 56i: indorsed: ^'Mr. Goyens. Let the Delawares be 
sent for by the Bowl. Sam Houston." 565 

lSo7 July I/. [Lamar, Mirabean Buonaparte. Columbus, Georgia.] 

^'Texas and libertv"; an address at a public dinner given in his honor. 
A. Df. 19 p. ^ ^ 566 

1SS7 July If WiLSOX, Thomas. Cahawba, [Alabama.] To Mirabeau 

Buonaparte Lamar, [Columbus, Georgia.] 

Personal movements; an independence day barbecue on the other side 

of the Cahawl:)a Eiver; a request for notification of arrangements for his 

proposed press in Texas. A. L. S. 1 p. 567 

1SS7 Jidy 6 Columbus Exquirer. Columbus, Georgia. 

"Fourth of July at Columbus," including a description of the public 
dinner at the Osriethorpe House and an abstract of Lamar's speech on 
"Texas and libeity.-*' Copy (extract). 4 p. 568 

1SS7 July 7 Lamar. Mirabeau Buonaparte. Columbus, Georgia. To 
Sam Houston, [Xacogdochcs? Texas.] 

Promising to return speedily to Texas; answering Houston's letter 
iir.Lring him to do so. A. Df. S. 1 p. 

••Duplicate." ' 569 

^S-J7 Jidy 9 L.\MAR, Tho[ma]s P. Macon, [Georgia.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Columbus, Georgia. 
I'ro-incr a prompt reply to the citizens' committee letter of [Julv 1.] 
\. L.^S." 1 p. ^ ' 570 

1S-J7 Jidy 11 Hall. E[dward.] ^Farion, Alabama. To ^[[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Columbus, Georgia. 
A request for a meeting, in view of the effect upon the sale of land 
-(^rip: personal movements. A. L. S. 1 p. 571 

1S37 Jidy 11 [Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte.] Columbus, [Georgia.] 
To [Isaac G. Seymour and others, ^Eacon, Georgia.] 
His own itinerary: answering their h'tter of [July] 1 in regard to 
['ian< for a pulilic reception in ^^lacon. A. Df. 1 p. 572 

'^^•'T July 11 Pkid, a. B. BrownsvilU\ Georgia. To ^lirabeau Buon- 
aparte Lamar, Cohnni)U>, Georgia. 
A-king information regarding the possibility of obtaining emph)yinent 
^'1 Texas as a surveyor. A. L. S. 2 p. 573 



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1837 July 12 Borders, W[illia]m M. Hamilton, [Georgia.] To 
M[irabeau] B[iionaparte| Lamar, Columbus, Georgia. 
Oil obtaining title to bounty land due for services as a volunteer m 
the Texas revolutionary army. A. L. S. 1 p. oT-i 

1837 July IJf ]\rAcox [Georgia] Citizens (Lem Eckly and others, com- 
mittee). To M[iral)eau] B[uonaparte] Lamar and B. C. Franklin, 
[Macon, Georgia.] 
Invitation to a public dinner. L. S. 3 p. 575 

1837 July IJf- Le Eay de Chaumoxt^ Alex[ande]r. Camp Milam, 
[Texas.] To Mir[abea]u B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Macon, Georgia.] 
His own difficulties as an army officer; the insubordination of the 
army; tlie murder of Teal; Seguin ; Karnes; impressions of the 'lively 
village" of Houston; President [Houston's] ball costume; Crawford; 
Allen ; the Carankaways and other Indians ; the improbability of a Mexi- 
can invasion; the climate and farming resources of Texas; Col. Wells 
the bearer. A. L. S. 3 p. 5TH 

1837 July 15 Hall, E[dward.] Mobile, [Alabama.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Columbus, Georgia. 
Gen. Houston's expected parley with friendly Indians at Xacogdoches : 
conditions at Matamoros ; rumors regarding the escape of Captain Wlieel- 
wright of the Independence and regarding the desertion of Mexican offi- 
cers to Texas; land scrip; hojx? for an interview. A. L. S. 1 p. 577 

i557 ./«/?/ i7 Xetvs Carrier. Editor. ^Macon, [Georgia.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Macon, Georgia.] 
Requesting contributions to the projected Southern Literary Assistant. 
2 p. ' 578 

1837 Aug. [77] Beall, Susan Caroline, and Greene and Mourning 

Elizabeth Hill v. James E. Duncan. Houston County, Georgia, 

Superior Court. 

Interrogatories for ^liraheau B. Lamar and Benjamin Franklin in 

regard to the reputed deatli of Austin Perkins at Goliad. Copy. 2 p. 

Appended examiner's commission, 1 p. 570 

1SS7 Aug. 17 Beall, Susan Caroline, and Greene and Mourning TMz- 

ab'^th Hill V. Pichard Smith. Houston Countv, Georgia, Superior 

Court. 

lnterr<"igatories for Mirabeau B. Lamar and Benjamin Franklin in 

regard to the reputed death of Austin Perkins at Goliad. Copy [ ?] 2 p. 

Appended examiner's commission, 1 p. 5S0 

lS.i7 Aug. jf) The Evening Star. Xew York, [Xew York.] 

**Tt.\;w"; an editorial upon annexation. Cli})ping. 581 

1>>7 Aug. 21 PiiELAN, Pi(li.u\l. Chi'raw, South Carolina. To [^Mira- 
Bt'uu Buonaparte] Luinar, | Cli^raw, South Carolina.] 
Sending a bottle of peacli brandv and one of Iri.-h whiskv. A. X. S. 
1 p. ■ 5S2 



Papers of Mirabeau Buoxaparte Lamar 73 

1SS7 Aug. 22 Hu:\rpiiREY. H. P. ^Nrilledgeville, [Georgia.] To :\r[ira- 
beaii] B[iionaparte I Laiiuir, [Clieraw? South Carolina?] 
Introducing his son-in-law, Dr. B. H. Winding, and asking for infor- 
mation regarding Texas; regret at missing Lamar's visit to Milledge- 
ville. A."L. S. 1 p. . . . 583 

18S7 Aug. 2Jf Kerx, Geo[rge] P. Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] To 

M[irabeau] B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Cheraw? South Carolina?] 

Personal news; rapid gains of the Texas cause; promised opening of 

the Land Office; a request for Lamar to attend to his headright claim; 

personal news and messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 584 

18S7 Aug. 25 Curry, Jabez. Perry County, Alabama. To M[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, Columbus, Georgia. 

The death of Primus; the election of Bagby as governor a proof of 

the Yan Burenism of Alabama; an invitation for Lamar's daughter; 

family news. A. L. S. 1 p. 585 

1837 Aug. 25 Stovall, Geo[rge.] Talbotton, [Georgia.] To M[ira- 

bean] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Macon, Georgia. 

Asking Lamar's attention to the securing of land dne the estates of 

Joseph A. Stovall and Francis A. Hunt for services in the Texas armv. 

A. L. S. 1 p. . 586 

1837 Aug. Joxes, Alex[ander.] Cincinnati, [Ohio.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Introducing Mr. Holl[e]y, a teacher, ^'qualified, to form a general 
plan of education for your Republic. . . ." A. L. S. 2 p. 587 

1837 Sept. 1 The Evexixg Star. [Xew York, Xew York.] 

"Texas"; an editorial upon Channing's letter to Clay against admit- 
ting Texas into the Union. Clipping. 588 

1837 Sept. 6 S., F. Camden, [Georgia?] To M[irabeau] B[uona- 
parte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Eequestins: information regarding the possibilitv of obtaining land? 
in Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. - " 589 

1837 Sept. 7 Cook, Kerlin, and William Hughes, Macon, [Georgia.] 

To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. Columbus, Georgia. 

Requesting him to give notice at the Land Office that Thomas Wood 

has not the proper power to act in the matter of locating certain land 

claims. L. S. 1 p. 590 

1837 Sept. 10 LA:\rAR. ^[[irabeau] B[uona]iarte.] Columbus, [Geor- 
gia.] To Iieuben Brown, [Columbus. Georgia.] 
Explaining away a reputed ccmversation cliarging Brown with l)eing a 
gambler. A. Df. S. *2 p. 591 

1837 Sept. 13 S.mead, V. H. Augusta, Get»rgia. To [Mirabeau Bikhi- 
aparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Requesting information about Texas. A. L. S. 1 p. o0'2 



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1S37 Sept. 15 CuLLEX, E. W. San Augustine, Texas. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Reasons for the op])osition of members of Congress elect and of East 
Texas generally to President Houston; Houston's rumored intention to 
resign ; advice to Lamar regarding the furtherance of his presidential 
prospects. A. L. S. 3 p. ' " 593 

1837 Sept. 15 Hollky, Xathaniel. Cincinnati, Ohio. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston. Texas. 
Inclosing no. 587, and introducing John Knies ; thoughts on an erlu- 
cational system for Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. 594 

1837 Sept. 16 Redd, W[illia]m D. Columbus, Georgia. To William 
M. McCraven, Houston, Texas. 
On business of the Land Company; other business matters and mes- 
sages. A. L. S. 1 p. 595 

1837 Sept. 16 Hill, Tho[ma]s H. Myrtle Springs, Texas. To :\[[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Retpiesting Lamar's good offices in the collection of his claims against 
the Government for clerical work; a friendly message to President [Hous- 
ton.] A. L. S. 1 p. ^ 596 

1837 Sept. 20 Iriox, RTobertl A. [Houston, Texas. To M[emucan] 
Hunt, Washington, [D. C] 

Indian intruders in Texas ; their intention to unite with Mexico 
against Texas : General Gaines's service against them in the campaign 
of 1836. Copy (extract). 2 p. ^ 

Printed: Diplomatic correspondence, I, 259-261; }<ee no. 899. 597 

1837 Sept. 20 Texas Senate. Houston, [Texas.] 

Secret resolution, authorizing the President pro tem. of the Senate to 
write to Lamar, "requesting i.\: enjoining'' his return to Texas, in view 
of the crisis presented by Houston's illness and an imminent ]\IexicaD' 
invasion; includin<r the 'appended letter. D. S. of Stephen H. Everitt. 
2 p. 

Printed: Secret Journals, 71-72. 598 

[1837 r. Sept, 30 Ta:n[AR. ]\riral)eau Buonaparte, ^fobile, Alabama.] 
To [••^fanv citizens oi' ^lobile."] 

Acce])tinQ; their invitation to a ])ublic dinner on Oct. 2. A. Df. of 

W. J. Jones. 4 p. rm 

1S37 Oct. 2 HorsE oe Petmjesextatives [Houston. Texas.] 

T?«'sohition, calling upon the auditor for his reasons for refusing t>' 

andit the discharges of tlic^ volunt(H>rs serving under Captains ^riehael 

(-'ostlv and George W. JewelL Copv. 1 p. 

With no. 1216. ' 600 

1S3: Orl, f, Haxdy, Robert Eden. Riehmcuid, [^JVxns.] To :\liral)eau 
J»| "ii"na|tarte| Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Rea><>n< for writing before; the urgent need of Lamar's return to 
Texas; IJiisk not a candidate for the presidency. A. L. S. 1 p. 601 



Papers of ^Iiilvbeau Buoxaparte Lamar 75 

1S37 Oct. 5 Moody, J[ohn] W. First Auditor's Office, Houston, 
[Texas.] To the House of Representatives, [Houston, Texas.] 

Hi^ reasons for not auditing the disci larges of Costly's and Jewell's 
troops; answering the House resolution of Oct. 2. Copy. 2 p. 

With no. 1216. " 602 

1S37 Oct. 8 Hard [ex], Ed. Athens, Georgia. To Miraheau [Buon- 
aparte] Lamar, [Houston], Texas, 
lutroducing John Randolph Cunningham. A. L. S. 1 p. 603 

1837 Oct. 9 :\[cPowELT., Geo[rge] M. Xewberrv. Pennsylvania. To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, or P[eter] AY. Grayson, Houston, 
Texas. 
Requesting information regarding the fate of his brother, William 
^IcDowell, a volunteer in the Texas Revolution, and regarding the pro- 
cedure in securing the land due for his services ; including a letter from 
Memucan Hunt to R. H. Hammond, referring the inquirv to Grayson 
or Lamar. A. L. S. 3 p. ' 604 

1837 Oct. 12 Jeter, AV. L. Columbus, Georgia. To Mirabeau B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, Texas. 
Answering a letter of Lamar's giving direction regarding the disposal 
of his papers : personal and family plans ; a request for advice ; the sale 
of the [Enquirer'] ; good wishes for the success of Lamar's Texas press 
and for his political preferment; personal messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 605 

1837 Oct. 13 Roberts, Sam[ue]l [Alexander.] Mobile, [Alabama.] 

To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] 

Apprehensions for Lamar's personal safety; advising his return and 

passage on a ^lobile schooner [the Oscar'] ; her passenger list and speed. 

A. L. S. 1 p. . ' 606 

[1837] Oct. IJ, [:^rATHER], Olivia [A. Roberts.] Mobile. [Alabama.] 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] 
Lnplorino^ him to change his route to Texas for a safer one. A. L. S. 
1 p. ^ 607 

1837 Oct. 15 HuxT, Memucan. Washington [D. C] To ^[[irabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Xew Orleans? Louisiana?] 
Introducing C. :M. Haile, of Rhode Island. L. S. 1 p. 60S 

1837 Oct. 27 Irvtxe, R. B., and others. San Augustine, [Texas.] To 
^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [San Augustine, Texas.] 
Invitation to a ball "to be given this evening at the ^lansion House 
'ri Commemoration of the victory of C^onception." X. S. ? 1 p. 600 

^^•-"7 Oct. 31 — , Mary Ann. Columbus. [Georgia.] To :\rirabeau 
B[uonapartel Lamar, Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] 
Personal news and plans. A. L. S. 3 p. 600a 

[1837? Oct.?] Belt, P. F. Xacogdoohes, [Texas.] 

Statement regarding Poinsett's land speculation in "NTexico: the cap- 
ture and plunder of Mexico City by Guerrero's forces. A. Dt'. 3 p. 

P. 1, 2, A. Df. of Lamar; ]). 1, appended note of Lnniar, enibo< lying 



76 Texas Library and Historical Co:\niissiox 

a corroborative statement of Legrand and a statement regarding Poin- 
sett's interference in ]ilexican politics ; heading : "Statement Eecd. from 
Mr. Belt—" ■ 610 

1S37 Xov. 1 CuLLEX, E. AY. San Angustine, Texas. To Mirabean 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

His own account of Lamar's reception and "Junius's" article urging 
Eusk's claims, in the last Texas Clironicle; an account of his reception 
at San Augustine to appear in the next number; advice for the further- 
ance of his presidential prospects. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Mutilated. 611 

1837 Nov. Jf Daxa, Henry B. Xacogdoches, Texas. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Sending the Ckronidc; certain articles to appear in the next number; 
the possibilitv of I^amar's securing a lot "to set an office on." A. L. S. 
1 p. 

Mutilated. 613 

1837 Sov. 6 WiLsox, Tlio[mas.] Matagorda, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Passage from Mobile in the brig Xile; mishaps of the Oscar; personal 
movements. A. L. S. 1 p. 613 

1SS7 Xov. S Cruger & :\rooRE.. [Houston, Texas.] 

Receipt to Lamar for $10 for subscription to nos. 98-110 of the Tele- 
graph and Texas Register. D. S. of John Barker "for Pickens Butler." 
1 p. 611 

1837 Xov. [S] Lamar, [Mirabeau Buonaparte. Houston, Texas.] 
"Remarks of General Lamar, on resuming his seat as President of the 

Senate, Xovem!)er 9th 1837." Copy. 9 p. 
In no. 361, p. 46-54; see also Senate Journal, 1837, Xov. 8, p. 54-o. 

61-"') 

1837yov. 13 [Shepherd. William ]\L Houston, Texas. To Sam Hous- 
ton, Houston. Texas.] 

Presenting the claim of E. E. Dibble and others for advances to tln' 
Indejiritilence prisoners while at ]\ratamoros. Copv (extract). 1 p. 

In no. 1033. ^ 61»» 

[/•s^97 Xov. 13] Dibble. E. E.. and otliers. 

•'Statement of casli advanced !)y E. E. Dibble acting for himself au<l 
friends to the Prisoners taken on board Schr. Independence, while con- 
fined in ^fatamoros." Copv. 1 p. 

^y^th no. 1023. ' 617 

1S37 Xni: 31 IlAr.L. Ed[wnr(l.] 'Xatchez, [Mississippi.] To :\r[ii.i- 

hv.ui] r.[uiiiia[>arr(^ I Lamar, [Houston, Texas. | 

Failure tu ctillcct notes taken by A. Huston for land scuip ; objectioi:- 

to ibe H-rip; legislation needed to remove objeetions and establish public 

credit. A. L. S. 1 p. (ilS 



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lS^i7 Nov. SO ^rAYR.vxT, J. Mobile, [Alaljama.] To M[irabeau] 
B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Houston], Texas. 
Introducing George Smith, of Virginia. A. L. S. 1 p. G19 

[1SS7 Nov.?'] FisiiER, S[amuel] Ehoads. [Houston? Texas.] 

"S. E. Fishers Case. Principal ^Tisdenieanors charged in President's 
^^ressage [of Xov. 7?] Df. 5 p. 620 

1S37 Dec. 1 JoxEs, -Tames 8. ^Fataoforda. [Texas.] To Miraheau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Sending a letter of introduction from his brother, J. AY. Jones, of 
Mobile; his own regret at failing to see Lamar; his connection with 
the Matagorda Bulletin: his desire to secure a loan to purchase the 
entire interest; a request for advice; a promise to send the number for 
Dec. 6. A. L. S. 3 p. 621 

1SS7 Dec. 1 EOYALL, P[ichard] E. Houston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Expressions of the members of Congress in regard to the presidential 
preferences of their respective constituencies ; his own plans for the 
campaign; advice in regard to lodgings. A. X. S. 3 p. 

'Trivate." 622 

1S37 Dec. 1 EvERiTT, S[tephen] H., and others. Houston, Texas. To 
M[irab€^au] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Eequesting authority to use Lamar's name as a candidate for the 
presidency. Copy bv Lamar. 2 p. 

In no. 361; p. 219-220; headed: "Correspondence. Connected with 
the nomination of General Lamar as a candidate for the Presidencv.'' 

623 

1S37 Dec. 2 Jerxigax, Henry W. Columbus, Georgia. To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing Walter Eobinson, of Stewart County; his services under 
Jernigan in the late Creek war. A. L. S. 1 p. Qt'2^ 

1SS7 Dec. ') Hall, E[dward.] Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To :\I[ira- 
heau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Explaining the conduct of the bearer, Samuel Hewes, in selling land 
serip below Government ])rices. A. L. S. 1 p. 62o 

1SJ7 Dec. .7 Pek'RY. James F[rauklin.] Peach Point, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uoiiaparTe | Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
His own satisfaction' at Lamar's return; the (juandarv of Congress 
and the Cabinet; a i-('(juest for information regarding the receipt and 
ii<e of tlie Austin |»apers entrusted to James Reed Os: Company, Xew 
OrU^ans, for Lamar; an enunu'iation of his own land (^n the market; 
the suit against ^Tr's. ILll ; th(^ need of a ])ers(^nal interview; family 
news. A. L. S. 3 p. G'2G 

JS.37 Dec. G Li:<ji:r. T. I>r;iznii;i, [T.-xa^.] To Miriibeau n[n.>na- 

parte] T^ainar, [Hnustnn. Te\a<. | 

TTi> own political iissoeiations in l-'rance, his views, and his exptM-iiiir.- ; 

a re((uest for eonti'ihutions and patronage* for his journal; -ending a 

l>rospectus l)y Tliom[»son, the bearer. A. L. S. 1 p. <i27 



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1SS7 Dec. 6 Xiles. J. W. J. :Mata.irorcla, [Tcxas^.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lainar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Arrangements complete "for the purchase of an extensive office"' ; the 
sale of one-tliird interest in the BidJetln; an offer for its purchase in tho 
interest of ''a certain candidate for the Presidency'' ; plans ; Lamar'.- 
"address, etc.'' in this week's Bulletin. A. L. S. 1 p. 628 

1S37 Dec. 6 Cayce, Tho[ma]s. Gulf Prairie, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
In regard to the Taylor and ^lartin contracts with himself for Colo- 
rado Eiver land. A. L. S. 3 p. 629 

1S37 Dec. 7 Lamar, ^Miraheau B[uonaparte.] Honston, [Texas.] To 
[Thomas J. Ensk, Houston, Texas.] 

Pequesting an interview to try to reach some amicable agreement 
regarding the candidacy for the presidency, in view of the request [of 
Stephen H. Everitt and other senators, Dec. 1] for Lamar to become a 
candidate. A. Df. S. 2 p. 

A copy in no. 361, p. 222-23. 630 

1S37 Dec. 7 Rusk, Thomas J. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Llouston.] 

Answering Lamar's note of [Dec. 7] in regard to the presidential 
question; disclaiming any intention to enter the race; commending 
Lamar's patriotism, and urging him to accept the call to become a 
candidate. A. ^S". S. 2 p. 

A copy iVt no. 361, p. 223-2L 631 

1S37 Dec. 7 Kvmar, ^[irabeau B[uonaparte.] Honston, [Texas.] To 
S[tephen] H. Everitt and others, [Houston, Texas.] 

Agree-in;:: to be a candidate for the presidency; answering their letter 
of [Dec] 1. Copv. 2 p. 

In no. 361, p. 220-221. 632 

[]S37? after Dec. S] Bextiiuysex, A. B. [Houston, Texas.] To 

M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Account of a six months' Indian campaign, especially of a fight with 

a l)and of Toweash, Waco, Kechi, and Caddo Indians on Xov. 10, 1S3T. 

A. L. S. -i p. 6.33 

1S37 Dcr. 9 Hatle, C[hristopher] M. On board the Potomac, Gal- 
veston Bay, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Hous- 
ton, Texas. 
Inclosing Hunt's letter of introduction, [Oct. 15]. and requesting 
information regarding liis prospects of obtaining employment in Tcxn-. 
preferalily in t1i(> govtTnment service; possibilities of inducing immigra- 
tion from New Knghmd ; personal situation and plans. A. L. S. 3 p. Cu^l 

ISS: Drr, IJ SiiKirwoon. Wlniield .St.-oit. Kingsl»urv, Xew York. T'i 

M.|irab.au| r>| unnaparlo ] Lamar, Ifon>ton. Trxas. 

Keqih-tiiT/ iiil'orniaiion icgarding the fat(^ oL' his brother, Jolm V. 

Sherwond. a jxunra.it [niinter, formerly of ^lacon, (icorgia. A. L. >• 

1 p. "^ • 6;)"' 



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1S37 Dec. 15 Bayxe. Gritfin. Tcnoxtlitan. Robertson's Colony [Texas.] 
To M[irabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, f Houston, Texas.] 

Requesting information regarding the likelihood of the opening of the 
Land Oifice in the course of the present Congress, the disposal of the 
soldiers' land, and of their scrip; his own ideas regarding the raising 
of revenue by direct taxation. A. L. S. 2 p. 

"Private.'"' 636 

ISSl Dec. 26 Catce, Tho[ma]s. Can[ely [Creek? Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[nonaparte] Lamar, Brazoria, [Texas.] 

The bearer, Langford, authorized to make arrangements with Lamar 
re2:ardino- the Tavlor and ^lartin Colorado land contracts; Taylor and 
Martin's^note^ [June 8, 1837], inclosed. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Inclosed notes, -i p.; see no. 559. 637 

1SS7 L^ec. 27 Foster, Anthony. Columbus, Mississippi. To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Requesting official certificates exonerating him from a charge of dis- 
honest dealing with the Texan government; references; personal plans 
and messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 638 

1S37 Dec. 29 Joxes, W[illiam] Jefferson, Mobile, [Alabama.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing ]\[r. Hozle, of ^Mobile; his own plan to accompany Gen- 
eral Hamilton to Texas; the failure of the Mexican armv to invade 
Texas. A. L. S. 2 p. ^ 639 

[1S37?] . LoxGSTREET, A. B. [Augusta? Georgia?] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Augusta? Georgia?] 

The advantagis and disadvantages of annexation ; suggestions for the 
constitution. A. Df. S. 7 p. 

Superscription of wrapper: "For The Vice President, Present." GW 

[1837?] AxoxYMOus. 

Historical noti's on the circumstances and conditions of the surrender 
of Fannin and the Goliad massacre. A? Df. 2 p. 

Incomplete. 611 

[1S37?] Le Ray de Ciiau.aeoxt, Alex[ande]r. [Houston? Texas.] 

^lemorandum for Col. Wells, regarding inquiries for mail and effects 
from Xew Orleans for Le Ray de Chaumont. A. Df. 1 p. 642 

[1837? Starr. James H. Houston? Texas.] 

Suggestions for land legislation. A. Df. 4 p. Gi3 

[1837?] Baker. :\[[oselv. Houston? Texas.] To [Mirabeau Buon- 
aparte] Lamaj', Jlouston, [Texas.] 
Term- upon which he i< willing to sell Ids place, including an item- 
ized account of expenditures for im])rovem('nts. A. L. S. " rj p^ <; U 

[/<.^-:)7?| "Tx Pati;iote." 'I'o [^lirabcau Buonaparte] Lamar, Hous- 
ton, Texas. 

His own readiness to take arms for Texas; his repulilican prin(np]es; 
his devotion to Lamar; Lamar's popularity. 2 p. 

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[1S37? EvERiTT, Stephen H. Houston? Texas.] 

Editorial on Lamar as a presidential candidate and the proposed nom- 
ination of Grayson. A. Df. 1 p. 

Indorsed bv Lamar: ''Editorial by Dr. Everitt altered a little by 
MBL — published in the Banner Houston.'' 64G 

[1S37 ?] AxoxYMOus. 

"Strictures on '\ letter to the Hon. Henry Clay, on the annexation 
of Texas to the United States, bv William E. Channing/ bv a friend 
to Texas." Pamphlet. 12 p. ' 

Incomplete. 647 

[c. 1S37?] Browx, S[amuei] T. 

Account of his escape with Duval and Hollidav from Goliad. A. D. S. 
4 p. 

Indorsed : '-'Letter of P. T. Brown 27 March 1836." 648 

[c. 1S37? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

"Battle of the ^Mission | Kef ugio] Given me by Samuel T. Brown." 
A. Df. 5 p. ^' " 649 

JS3S Jan. 1 Xilks, J. W. J. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To M[ira- 
beau B[uoiiaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
His own phius and prejiarations for a newspaper, printing, lithograph- 
ing, and book-]jinding plant in Houston ; Cox's indecision about accepting 
the proposition made to him. A. L. S. Ip. 650 

1838 Jan. 1 CirAPMAX, E. W. Pittsfield, Massachusetts. To [Mirabeau 

Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Requesting information regarding the feasibility of establishing a 

classical school in Texas: Lamar's reputation as a scholar; his own soutli- 

ern birth and sympathies: his record as a teacher. A. L. S. 3 p. 651 

1838 Jan. 2 Bito vdxax-. John IL :\[uskokee Bluff, Ferry Lake, [Texas.] 
To ^r[ira])cau| B[uoiiaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
His own desire to obtain an appointment as government surveyor: his 
intention of visiting Lamar wliile in Georgia frustrated by call to cam- 
paign against hostile Creeks: otiier Georgian colonists to come; the names 
of his colonists: personal pbms. A. L. S. 2 p. 652 

lSo8 Jon. 2 Six:rix, Jolm X. Xew Orleans. [Louisiana.] To ]^r[ira- 

})eau] ]^[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston. Texas. 

Sending pa])ers ((/a:r(a.<) containing news of conditions in ^Fexico 

and in [the T'nited States?']: Iii- own health an<l plans; renewal of the 

]\fexican war in Tvxas imminent. A. L. S. 1 p. 6o'''> 

JS3S Jan. > M\^()^ Charh^^. War Department, [Iloustoii. Texas.] 

CeiM ifl<'at(' \n re-jard to t!u^ dischiirgc of .lolin .M(r.;uigblin from (":ii'- 
tain James Wield's eomp.iny. A. I). S. 1 p. (j:)! 

1S3S Jan. 2 Ci.ai.'Ki:. ('!ia[rle]s L Houston. [1\>xas. | 

Certificate ngarding the disebarge of Jolm McLaugblin from Captain 
WirhTs e(>m})any. A. I). S. 1 p. (;;,;, 



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JSoS Jan. 5 Texas. Senate. [Houston, Texas.] 

'•A Bill, to establish a 'National Bank oi' Texas.* " Printed. 4p. 65G 

18S8 Jan. 6 Ellts, X. W. San Augustine, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 

B[uona|)arte] T.amar, Houston. Texas. . 

His own purchase of a land claim originating with Jesse Woodbury: 

inquiry regarding Woodbury and the prospect of securing employment as 

a government clerk. A. L. S. 2 p. 657 

1S3S Jan. 8 Joxes. W[illiam] Jefferson. ]\[obile, [Alabama.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Xo answer to his letter of [Dec. 20, 1837] ; Poberts's return: satisfac- 
tion at the feeling of the Senate regarding the presidential election: the 
Southern view of the significance to Texas of Lamar's election; Williams's 
opinion of the favorable effect of Jones's publication of the correspond- 
ence between Lamar and the Senate : General Hamilton's movements and 
bis own plan to accompany him to Texas: his wish for the financial suc- 
cess of Lamar s administration ; his letter to iSTicholas Biddle ; satisfac- 
tion at the unlikelihood of a A[exican invasion; the United States. Mex- 
ico, Canada, and Great Britain; tlie gain to Texas from a war between 
the United States and England. A. L. S. 4p. 65S 

1838 Jan. 10 Joxes, W[illiam] Jefferson. Mobile, [Alabama.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Recent alarming developments on the Canadian frontier; the likeli- 
hood of war with Great Britain: the true policy of Texas; the attitude 
of England toward Texas and the slave question; rapid gains of Texas 
in the favor of the American people : general satisfaction at the prospect 
of Lamar's election: immigration; General Hamilton's movements and 
his own plan to accompany him to Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. 659 

1838 Jan. 11 Archer, B [ranch] T[anner], and others. [Velasco, 
Texas.] 
Invitation to the anniversary ball on Feb. 33, at the "Archer House.'' 
Broadside. ' 660 

1SS8 Jan. 13 Houstox, Sam. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Brazoria, Texas. 
A-kimr him to come to Houston as soon as possible: his own desire to 
go to the East on private business : Y-.ui Buren's message : the action 
of the Soiitiicrn members of the United States [Congress] on abolition. 
A. L. S. Ip. . ' 661 

7s'.;,9 .Jnn 15 TTexdhrsox. J[ame-] Pincknev. London. England. To 

^r[irabeau] B[uonapnrte] Lamar, Brazoria. Toxns. 

IJ"portinir proores^ of negotiations: the alleged aiul tlie real reason^ for 

delav in recngnizimr the iiide|nMi(hMiro of Texas: plnns: pro<pe<.ns for 

siiccov^ in Erame. A. L. S. 3 p. GG'2 

IS-iS .J((n. .21 PiiF.LPs. TTonrv C. CoIum])Us, Georgia. To ^[[iraheau] 
B[uonaj)arte] Lnmar, Hoii-tou. Texas. 
KeqiicstiiiLT iiistnictinns to f.u-i'itate tlie transfer of real estate left in 



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care of hi? sister-in-law, 'Mrs. Sarah V. Phelps; business conditions; tlie 
prospect for disiiiuon. war, and monarchy in the United States; family 
and personal news and plans. A. L. S. 3 p. 663 

ISJS Jan. 21 Joxes, W[illiam] Jefferson; ]^[obile, [Alabama.] Td 

M[irabcaii] P>[iionai)arte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Introduc-iii<r Pobert Grinnan ; General Hamilton's movements and his 

own plans : Lamar*^ presidential prospects ; the abatement of the war and 

abolition ^ever; Clay as a pacificator. A. L. S. 2 p. 664 

ISSS Jan. 21 Cocke [ ?] J. D. Houston, Texas. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Brazoria, [Texas.] 
Answerina: Lamar's letter of Jan. 13 : Xiles; printing materials: plans 
to issue a prospectus, etc., for the Houston newspajx^r; Bonnell's plans 
for a printing establishment in Houston; his proposal to unite; Lamar's 
presence needed in Houston. A. L. S. 2p. « QQb 

ISSS Jan. 25 Luiar, [^lirabeau Buonaparte. Brazoria, Texas.] 

Contract for tlie loan to Leger and Thompson of ^'the press, printing 
materials, and paper now at Velasco.^' D. S. of T. Leger and x\lgernon 
P. Thompson. " 666 

1S3S Jan. 26 Willia:hs, Sam[uel] 'M. Quintana, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
bf^au] [Buonaparte] Liimar, Brazoria, [Texas.] 
Inclosing a letter [Jones to Lamar. 1838, Jan. 8?] A. L. S. Ip. 

667 

JS-)S Jan. 20 BuRR. A. P. ^^lacon, [Georgia.] To M[irabeau] B[uona- 
parte] T^imar, Houston, Texas. 
Application for an office in the Texas army. A. L. S. 2 p. 66S 

JS'iS Jan. SI PiOWLAXD, Sam[ue]l. ]\Larion, [Texas.] To M[irabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, Brazoria, Texas. 
Thouglits upon the importance of a general svstem of education for 
Texa^. ^ A. L. S. Tp. " 609 

ISS'i Jan. -J? ^IiTcriKLL. W[illia]m J. ^rilledgeville, [Georgia.] To 
^f|iiab('au Buona))arte] Lanuir, [Houston,] Texas. 

Pequesting information reijarding the procedure necessary to obtain 
pT-optrty alleged to be in Gen. Houston's hands, in trust from the estate 
of August ina f ?] Parsons. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Indorsed: -'. . . Claim of Augustus Parsons $3000 left in Genl 
Hou^tons TLmd kv^ 6T0 

ls:]S r.h. s^ Pkoi). W[illia]ni D. Columbus. Georgia. To :\[[irabeau] 
Brunnapjirte] Laiiuir, ITouston. Texas. 
\\'\< own love-ail'air and his adnvission to the bar; contradictory new-- 
]ia|i<T iHsort- !-ecr:M'<lin'_:- a figlit witli AFcxiiM^ and Knnu^s's capture, nenr 
S,:ii Ai't'ijjjo: raliiui'i cbaim'f- and Kii.-l-."- appoint iiumu as niajor-gvfui'al 
and e,tht !' ncuiinatinns : iiKpiii-ies i\!aii\e ro a !u)r>*-, and to eifi^cts au*l 
p.:|'!s b'ft wit!) Mi->. Long: business matters: his own desire for an army 
a[)p<'infii!rut and for partici]nttion in a westward campaign, if any bi^ 
i!U. ii.'.-.l : Ilami) Smitir^ bank. A. L. S. 3p. "OTl 



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18SS Feb. S Eoberts, Sam[ue]l A[lexander.] Mobile, [Alabama.] To 
M[irabeaii] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing Thomas ]\[c A] lifter, a free man of color, with Mr. Hunt- 
ington, and recommending him as a servant. A. L. S. 2p. 672 

ISSS Feb. S Roberts, Sam [up] 1 A[lexander.] :^[obile, [Alabama.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing Bichard B. Wilkins, of :Mobi]e. A. L. S. Ip. 673 

1838 Fp-h. 10 Delgado, Bafael. [^Fatamoros, ^Mexico.] 
Certificate regarding tlie distribution of the fine levied upon [George] 

Fisher for defrauding the post-ofRce. Copy. 3p. 
English translation; in. no. 16GL p. 31-3. 674 

18S8 Feb. 11 Lamar, S[helby] W. Mount Vernon, Illinois. To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
His own health and plans ; an inquiry regarding legislation on bounty 
lands and headrights; his personal regard for Lamar. A. L. S. 2p. 

675 

l^S8 Feb. 12 Woodward, John. Xew York. To ^lirabeau [Buonaparte] 
Liimar, [Houston,] Texas. 
Introducing Stewart Xewell, Ignited States consul to Texas. A. L. S. 
Ip. e76 

1838 Feb. 17 Haxdy, Bob[er]t Eden. Bichmond, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[no]iaparte] Lamar, Houston. Texas. 
A house and lot for Lamar in Bichmond ; Lamar, though a professed 
bankrupt, "rich in the affections of the people." A. L. S. Ip. 677 

1838 Feb. 21, Ward, Tho[ma]s W[illia]m. Houston, Texas. To John 
Birdsall, [Houston, Texas.] 
The desire of Dobv. the bearer, for an opinion upon claims for land 
"under the first part of section 29.''" A. X. S. Ip. 678 

1838 Feb. 25 WiLLiAMSOX. B[obert] X. Washington, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Lamar's presidential strength in East Texas: his own estimate of Ex- 
Governor Smith and of David G. Burnet as men and as candidates; a 
charncterization of tlie "Citv of Houston.*^ A. L. S. 2p. 

"Private*'; mutilated. " 679 

1838 Feb. 26 Fisher. S[amuel] Blioads. Houston, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonapartc] Lamar, [Houston.] Texas. 
On Laflite. A. X, S. 1 p. 680 

1S38 Feb. 2S Legkr cV Tirovirsox. Brazoria, [Texas.] To ]ilirabeau 
B[uona|;artcl Lamar. Houston. ['I'exas.] 
Lamar's imju-ession of the | Tf.nis Ftirincr/] desired; the B'uxjrupliij of 
•1^>^T.s? Austin well received; the biographical department; the history oi 
Long's expedition desired as ^oon as possible; an article in the third 
number on the tariff containing a paragraph directed against Smith and 



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his candidacy; an inqnirv regarding other candidates; advocacy of La- 
mar. L. S. 2p. 681 

ISSS Mar. 1 Webb, James. Key West. Florida. To Mirabean B[uona- 
parte] Lamar, [Hoii'^ton], Texas. 

The advantag-os of Texas in point of climate, resources, and oppor- 
tunity for developing an ideal system of government ; a request for in- 
formation, especially regarding tlie land system, and for advice in regard 
to investments and to removal thither; his own prospects in Florida; his 
membership in ih^ constitutional convenrion; ^Frs. Webb's wish for in- 
formation about Georgians in Texas,. A. L. S. 4p. 

"Private/^ 682 

1SS8 Mar. 1 Hall, Edward. Columbia, [Texas.] To Mfirabeauj 
B[uonapartel Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
The general estimate of the pu])lic and private character of the several 
candidates for the presidency; advising Lamar to marrv. A. L. S. Ip. 

"683 

183S Mar. 1 Everitt, S[tephen] H. Beaumont, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
His district in favor of Lamar for the next president; a request for 
authoritv to sign for Lamar in the transfer of their joint land certifi- 
cates. A. L. S. 2p. 684 

1S38 Mar. 2 Douglass. Samuel C. Brazoria. [Texas.] To M[irabeaul 

B[uona]iarte1 Lamar, Houston. [Texas.] 

An offer from ilr. Hoskins to buy a negro boy from Lamar, payment 

half down in "star money,'' half in six months; advice as to sale of a 

negro girl. A. L. S. Ip. 6So 

1S[3S^ Mar. 3 Stiff. Tho[ma]s IL Fort Bend, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[iionaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
A pic<?e "sticking- to the Telegraph" with Lamar's name signed, left at 
^[r^, Liang's with the name of the author; his own and ^Irs. Long's wish 
for Lamar +o "aive the gentleman his just dues''; personal movements. 
A L. S. Ip. ^' ' 6Su 

1S3S Mnr. 3-n r,o[BERTs], W[illis.1 Live Oak Point, [Texas.] To 
Miral>oau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houstou, [Texas.] 
Ttis own travels; instructions to Reuben [Roberts] ; the robbery at th'' 
Copano house and the capture of Tvoulien by ^lexican banditti led 1)y 
Antonio Bino: suggestions for the defence of the region; the retardation 
of land l)nsiness ])y commissioner Allen's failure to ai>ix^ar. ^)^T 

1S3S Mnr. o Baylor. B[ol)ert] F[mmett Blodsoc] Alohile, [Alabama.! 

To >r[ir:iboau] B[i;onapartel L.im;n\ Houston, T(>\as. 

Introd'.MJnif Cnl. HiTUon. inten'sictl in bind clainis of friend- and ro':'- 

ti\c-, JiMioni: iheiii that (d' Dr. John W. Baylor, a rrlaiive of tbe writer. ;i 

martvT lo the . ause of Texas. A. L. S. ■!]>. 6.» 



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:S->S Mor. 6 Lamar, Mii-abeau E[iionaparte] Houston, [Texas.] To 
General De Castro, Chief-warrior and Head7man of the Lipans. 
Talk, expressing irood will and hope for peaceful relations with the 
v'liite people and with other tribes. Copy. 2p. 689 

1<SS Mar. 9 Daixgerfield. TV[illia]m PTenry. ^an Antonio [de 
Bexar, Texas.] To ^lirabeau B[iionaparte] Lamar, Houston, 
[Texas.] 
Ill success in collecting Texas historical material : Austin's correspond- 
ence on file; Smith's insistence upon an order before surrendering it; 
Soijiiin's notes; personal messages. A. L. S. 2 p. 690 

1S3S Mar. 15 Cater, H. AY. Columbus, Mississippi. To Mirabeau 

B[iionaparte] Lamar. [Houston,] Texas. 

Introducing George A^aughan, of Lowndes County, the father of James 

and William E. Yaughan, Goliad victims of Capt. Jack Shackelford's 

company. A. L. S. 1 p. 691 

1SS8 Mar. 16 AYoodward, John. Xew Y^ork. [Xew Y'ork.] To Mira- 
beau [Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
>5ending his own pamphlet upon the emprcsario claims [Argiayients 
and observation.^ on the Empresario Cimtrncts nf Texas.'\ A. L. S. 3 p. 

692 

1S3S Mar. 18 Burxet, David G. Oakland, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
The impossibility of reproducing his speech in the Senate a? counsel 
for S. Ehoads Fisher ; a quotation from Kaufman, of Xacogdoches, coun- 
sel for the prosecution, and a question regarding an alleged rebuke of 
Burnet by Lamar for disrespect to the Senate. A. L. S. A, p. 693 

1S3S Mar. 18 Huxt, Memucan. AYashington, [D. C] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston,] Texas. 
Congratulations upon nomination for the presidencv. L. S. 2 p. 

694 

1S38 Mar. 20 Lamar, Alirabeau B[uonaparte.] Houston, [Texas.] To 

Anthony Foster, [Columbus, ^Mississippi?] 

Denying the assertion that Foster dealt fraudulently with the Texas 

irovernment as its agent; answerinix Foster's letter of [Dec. 27, 1837.] 

Df. 1 p. ' 695 

^"^38 Mar. 27 Redd, \Y[illiam] D. Columbus, Georgia. To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Brazoria, Texas. 
Diinculties in his own love aifair; business and personal messages; 
Lamar's brother the bearer. A. L. S. 3 p. 696 

'838 Mar. 30 AYalto.v. Geo[rge.] flavor's On-ice, A[o1)ile, Alabama. 
To [Mirabcau Buonaparte 1 Lamar, [Houston?] T^xas. 
Introducing Abwauiler C. Blount, o( Mooilc, mc reliant, ex-midsbip- 
^ium. A. L.'S. 1 p. 6!>7 

^S38 Apr. 2 Bttlkr, Bierce ^L CoUnnbia, South ("arolina. To ;\[[ira- 
l)eau] B[u()iiapart('j Lauiar, [llou>tnn?] Texas. 
Introducing :Milirdge S. Bnnham. A. L. S. 1 p. 698 



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183S Apr. 4 Hamilton, J[ames.] Charleston, [South Carolina.] To 
Mirabeaii [Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing: R. C. Saunders, formerly of Macon, entrusted with tlu' 
land scrip paid Hamilton for the outfit furnished by him to nender>on, 
and with bonds for the loan to be negotiated in London next summer. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 600 

1S3S Apr. If ITamilton; J[ames.] Charleston, [South Carolina.] To 

^[irabeau [Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Introducing Milledge Bonham, investigating the matter of bountv 

land for the estate of his brother, the late [Col. James B. Bonham.] 

L. S. 1 p. 700 

18SS Apr. Jf Burleson. E[d]w[ar]d. Bastrop, [Texas.] To M[ira- 

beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Reporting an encounter with Cordova, leader of the Mexicans au'i 

Indians; Biloxi Indians killed; Cordova's plan of operations; report anil 

captured documents sent to the War Department. A. L. S. 1 p. 701 

1S3S Apr. 6 Handy, Robert Eden. Richmond, [Texas.]To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
David G. Burnet's reply to his friends: his own intention to call a 
meeting for Thursday [Apr. 12] to "express our views and feelings in 
rcizard to the Candidates for the next President & Vice Presilent." 
a! L. S. 1 p. . 702 

[ISSS before Apr. 7 La:mar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 
Life of General James Long. 
Xotes, roudi drafts. 2 portfolios. 
Final form[?] A. Df. Chapters 1-5. 
Printed. 16 p. Specimen pages; icith no. 704. 703 

1S3S Apr. 7 L[amar], M[irabeau]. B[uonaparte.] Houston, [Texas.] 
To [Jane H. Wilkinson] Long, [Richmond? Texas.] 

Sending specimen sheets of chapter 10 of an intended publication upon 
Long's expedition into Texas. Printed. 1 p. 

Accompanying sheets, 16 p. 701 

ISSS Apr. 10 La:\iar, [^firalieau Buonaparte. Houston, Texas.] 

'^General Lamar's Third Address to the Senate At the adjourned Ses- 
sion or April lOlli ISoS.'' Copy. ^ p. 

hi no. 361, p. ."55-58: compare: Senate Journal, 2 Cong. 3 srss., IS;'^. 
Apr. IMO. 705 

1S3S Apr. JO Bliss. Luke. Houston, [Texas.] To C. Thompson. 
[Houston, -Texas.] 
Order for the ])avment of an inclosed account of W. A. Ross and orilrr 
of J. L. :\[u^tian to Joseph Stovall. A. X. S. 1 p. :n<' 

1S3S Apr. ] J TTA:\rrLTON. J[ames.] Charle-ton, [Snutli Carolina.] T' 
Mirnl)oau [Buona]>arte] Lamar, [IIou>t<ui, Texa>.] 
Tlie rumonxl ])lockade of Galveston: his own and G. B. Laniar"^ 
unsuiet'ssful ctlorts to secure for thi? Republic the steanun- Pulask-i aiv! 



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tlio pilot boat Model : advising a liberal policy as tbe only way to sec 
the loan in London; terms necessar}' to iioat the loan. A. L. S. T p 



1S3S Apr. 12 Riddle, Joseph, Jr. "Woodville, Mississippi. To 'Mivix- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
His own service in the Texas army; his professional and business dif- 
ficulties in consequence ; his marriage ; an inquiry regarding possibilities 
for himself as a lawyer in Texas: hope for Lam.ar's election; references 
to Henderson and Archer; American subservience to Biddle; Calhoun's 
latest effort '^on the Independent Treasury bill to save the Constitution'' : 
annexation undesirable until ''the . . . cupidity, and fanaticism of 
our Northern allies . . . shall have caused a severance of the 
Union"; Jackson, Van Buren, and relations with Mexico. A. L. S. i p. 

708 

1S38 Apr. 13 Smith, Stephen. Wetumpka, [Alabama.] To ]^r[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston,] Texas. 
Inquiry regarding the procedure necessary to recover any bounty lands 
due his brother, the late William A. Smith, of Captain Ticknor's com- 
pany of Alabama Greys, a Goliad victim. A. L. S. .2 p. T09 

1S3S Apr. lit Miller, John. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Suggesting himself as suitable for a government position in the event 
of Lamar's election. A. L. S. 1 p. 710 

1S3S Apr. U Egberts, Sam[ue]l Aflexander.] Mobile, [Alabama.] 

To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Plis own plans and movements; his father's intention to emigrate 

with his familv to Texas; Lamar's and Burnet's prospects for election; 

the future of Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. ^ 711 

1S3S Apr. U Roberts, W[illis.] :\Iobile, [Alabama.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
His own intention to settle with his family in Texas; the late land 
law; indefmiteness of tlie boundaries of Refugio, San .Patricio, and 
Bexar counties; land frauds in the public domain beyond the Xueces; 
ofiicial conspiracy. A. L. S. 2 p. 712 

1S3S Apr. 15 La^iar.- G[azawav] B. Savannali, [Georgia.]To Mira- 
beau B[uona])arte| Lamar, Ilouston, Texas. 
His own and Ilainilton's failure to S(^ll to tlie Texas agent the 
Pulaski; the stockholders' ])lans: the j)ossibility of acipuring her later: 
Lamar's presidential prospects; free trade: his own ^^■isll for apj^nint- 
ment as consul at Savannali ; the minister to England : the danger of 
delay; terms for negotiating the purchase of the Pulaski; answering 
Lamar's letter of Feb. 20. A. L. S. 3 p. 71o 

1S3S Apr. IG Riddle, Joseph, Jr. Woodville, ^Missi.-sippi. To ^lira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Inquiry regarding tlie possibility of making a living as lawyer or 
editor in Texas; his own service in the Texas armv; -endin^: lU'W.-eaners 



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containing news upon the ciirrencv question; his nullification and inde- 
pendent treasury views. A. L. S. 3 p. 714 

1838 Apr. 22 Jones. W[illiam] Jefferson. Galveston, [Texas.] To 

!M[iraheau| B[uonapartc] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Political movoiTients of Lamar's enemies: counter-moves of ]McKinnev 

& AVilliams; advice upon conduct, especially in relation to Hortou's 

candidacy; personal messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 715 

1838 Apr. 22 Saxtaxgelo, 0. De A. New Orleans, [Louisiana.] 

Petition '^'To the Honorahle Congress of the Eepuhlic of Texas," pray- 
ing ''a recompense either in land or any other form" for his services 
to the Texan cause through the Correo Atldntico. Printed. 7 p. HG 

18oS Apr. 27 Eoberts, W[illis.] Mobile, [Alabama.] To Miral)eau 
B[uonaparte| Lamar, [Plouston], Texas. 
xVsking an appointment for liis son, Joel Roberts; [Sanmel] Alex- 
ander [Roberts] the bearer. A. L. S. 1 p. 717 

1838 Apr. Rogers, Magnus T., and Anderson Searcy. Circuit Court 
of Yazoo County, ^lississippi. 

Indictment for murder. Copy from the original indictment in T\'ar- 
ren County Circuit Court. 3 p. 

Including appended attestations; with no. 1219. 

Attestation of a transcript from the records of the Yazoo County Cir- 
cuit Court. 1 p. 

Circuit Court seal attached; letter appended, 1 p. (no. 1102) ; a 
pended to the above. 



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1838 May 1 Fisher, S[amuel] Ehoads. Matagorda, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Hduston, [Texas.] 
A more explicit note upon Laffite ; the Lamar and Burnet ticket : 
liis own detestation of the name Houston. A. L. S. 1 p. 719 

1838 Maji 1 Whartox, John A. Eagle Island, [Texas.] To :\[[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
A late attempt to run Smith in this county; Lamar's strength in the 
East and the West; a suggestion for a nomination at Yelasco during 
the races; his own wish for Lanuir to make his residence in Yelasco: 
an olft-r of a lot as an inducement; Texas's needs of good societv. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 720 

1838 May 2 Joxes, James S. Brazoria, [Texas.] To [:Mirabeau] 
B[iionaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Repetition of a former letter despatched by a man who proved to be 
a horse thief: Xcger and Thompson's persistent refusal to deliver a 
request for an order: their obnoxious course and financial straits; **tlie 
pres"^/* A. L. S. 3 p. 721 

[1838 M(iy 2] Lkger t^' Tiiomrsox. Brazoria, [Texas.] To ^[irabe.ni 
B[uonapart>'] Lanuir, Houston, [Texas.] 
Calling attention to the (piarterly hnancial report in today's number: 
und<Tband maneuvers ot' Oftponents; Jones's demand for immediate ]';iy- 



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liient or surrender of tlie pre>s ; Beale's pretenses and change of politi- 
<al attitude: Senator RusselFs letter to him on the nomination: the 
nomination meeting at Columbia: their own readiness to fulfill the 
agreement regarding the press; the cause sfainins: ground. L. S. 3 p. 

722 

1S38 May 10 Joxes. W. Jefferson. Molnle, [xVlabama.] To Miraheau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Two letters upon Eusk^s candidacy "against his will" ; his own inten- 
tion to come at a moment's notice to help in the fight: [1] A conver- 
sation with Hockley at a dinner in Mobile; other opposition; the bearer 
"the agent of the Ijank at Tuskaloosa to settle with Baker." A. L. S. 
3 p. [2] The confusion of his own business in Mobile; Plummers 
report of a conversation with Dunlap in New Orleans regarding the 
plans of Eusk and his friends; personal messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 

723, 724 

1S38 May 12 Egberts. W[illis.] :\robile, [Alabama.] To Samuel 
Alexander Eoberts, Houston, Texas. 
Inclosing money refunded by a counterfeiter; the settlement of busi- 
ness preparatory to the removal to Texas; his own plan to bring a 
house-frame, lumber, provisions and negroes to Live Oak Point; the 
route. A. L. S. 1 p. 725 

1S3S May 12 Levert, Henry S. Mobile, [Alabama.] To Sam[ue]l 
A[lexander] Ev.berts, Houston, Texas. 
Business of Eoberts, ^layrant, and himself: plan to visit Texas with 
Dr. Smith; a request to look out for land for purchase. A. L. S. 2 p. 

726 

18SS May 13 Mays, James A. Forsyth, Georgia. To M[irabeaii] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Inquiry in regard to the bounty land due the estate of Capt. William 
Wadsworth, the writer's brother-in-law. A. L. S. 2 p. 727 

1S3S May 13 Caliioux, J. Columbus, Georgia. To M[iral)eau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing C. W. Buckley. A. L. S. 1 p. 728 

183S May 15 ^Iartix, John F. Lawrenceville, Georgia. To M[ira- 
beau] B[iionaparte| Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing Benjamin S. Pendleton. A. L. S. 1 p. 729 

1S3S May 16 Handy. Eohert Eden. Eiehmond, [Texas.] To :\[[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston. [Texas.] 
The purchase from Jones of ''the press on which the Tcople' is now 
[Tinted''; pavmcut : JoiU's's orders for delivery: inclosing '*our obliga- 
tion" for money lent liy [.amar to the writer. A. Tj. S. 1 p. 730 

^■^38 Maij IS Sti:wai;'1". J. .MeX. lirazoria, | Texas.] To ^I[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte| Lamar, Houston, |''l\'xas.| 
Inclosing a note of Dr. Jones to Laniar for collection; Jones's pi"Os- 
pective campaign and doom. A. L. S. 1 p. 731 



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183S May 19 Calloxet, Felix C. Boston, [Massachusetts.] To 
M[irabeau] BfuoDaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Indorsing George M. Weld for consul for Texas in Boston. A. L. S. 
1 p. ' 732 

1838 May 19 Xeal, Abner. Baltimore, Mar\dand. To [:\rira])ean 
Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Inquiry regarding the land due the estate of James Stewart, of Balti- 
more, volunteer under Captain Snell, and the steps necessary to secure it. 
A. L. S. 2 p. ^ T33 

1SS8 June 1-2 Brown & Guiox. Xew York, [Xew York.] To John 
M. Allen, Galveston, Texas. 
On a sight draft upon the Texas Government indorsed by Allen, given 
by Dr. Ashbel Smith in March and still unhonored; a qtiestion as to 
whether it is payable in Mexican milled dollars or in Texas Treasury 
drafts (star monev) ; a box of supplies undelivered, pending pavment. 
L. S. 3 p. ^ ' 734 

1838 June 7 Baylor, E[obert] E[mmett] B[ledsoe.] Mobile, [Ala- 
bama.] To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing Mr. White, mechanic; congratulations upon the certainty 
of election as president. A. L. S. 1 p. 735 

1838 June 8 Hortox, A[lbert] C. Matagorda, [Texas.] ' To :\r[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Inviting Lamar to visit Matagorda and to accompany him on a tour 
of the West ; the good political etTect of such a tour. A. L. S. 1 p. 736 

1838 June 10 Stickxey, E. Laurence. Xashville, ^Milani County, 
[Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Sending resolutions adopted at a district meeting, commending Paisk 
for refusing to run against Lamar. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Including resolutions. 737 

1838 [June?] 11 Aldridge, W[illia]m B., and James Kxig^t. Co- 
lumbia, [Texas.] 

Agreement regarding tlie division of land on Ovster Creek purchased 
jointly by the late Walter White and J. B. Lynch."^ D. S. 2 p. 

Including appended note. ' 73S 

1838 Jiinr 1.2 Leger vJv: Trio^tpsox. Brazorin, [Texas.] To ^Mirabiau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

ElTorts of Lamar's opponents to induce a deviation fiom his support: 
a ^'conversation related in our next . . . between AVarren D. C. 
Hall and tbe Doctor''; tbe ])olicy of tlie pa])er unchanged: the avoid- 
ance of personalities against Lamar, as requested bv him; a request for 
all numluTs of tbe Cirllifni nnd pamphk''ts concerning Lamar, and f'U' 
frequent letters. L. S. 2 p. 

•i'rivato." 73!) 

icS'-KS Jinw 12 TfRK. Theodocius F. Macon County, Alabama. To 
M|i]rabeau I>| uonaparte | Lauiar, Houston, Texas. 
Lifjuiry rega riling huuls 'lu»^ tbe estate of (Ireen B. Bucbanan, of 
Capt. Ward's coin{)any, prosuuiably lost at Goliad. A. L. S. 1 p. : !<' 






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ISSS June 12 Watsox, H. P. Talladoga, Alabama. To M[irabeaii] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Renewing an application for a position as Lamar's private secretary; 
news of Lamar's family; personal messages. A. L. S. 2 p. 741 

1S3S June Ui Greex, Tlio[ma]s J. Yelasco, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Urging Lamar to come to Yelasco [July] 4; the opposition trying 
*^to make an impression on the lower Brazos.*' A. L. S. 1 p. 

"Private." 742 

1S3S June U Everitt, S[tephen] H. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Lamar^s good prospects in Galveston County ; Grayson ; custom-house 
opposition to Lamar; a nomination meeting on [June 13]; Baker the 
Lamar candidate for representative; personal messages. A. L. S. 2 p. 

"Private." ^ 743 

1S38 June IJf. ^Eoore, Francis, Jr. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
Bfuonaparte] Lamar, [Tfouston, Texas.] 
A request for proof of Lamar's constitutional eligibilitv for the presi- 
dency. :Nt. S. 1 p. ' 744 

1S3S June 15 Whitixg,, Samuel, and J. W. J. N"ile5. Houston, 
[Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Requesting a statement of the facts regarding Lamar s constitutional 
eligibility to the presidencv. Copv. 3 p. 

In no. 361, p. 225-22(3.' ^ 745 

183S June IG Lamar. Mirabcau B[uonaparte.] Oak Grove, [near 
Houston, Texas.] To Samuel Whiting and J. W. J. Xiles, [Hous- 
ton, Texas.] 

"Reply" to their letter of [June 15] regarding his eligibility to the 
presidencv ; a historv of his connection with Texas. Co])v. 6 p. 

In no. 3G1, p. 226--231. " 746 

1S3S June IS Kvufmax, D[avid] S. Xacogdoches, ' [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
"Premonitory symptoms" of an attempt in the East "to foist P. W. 
Grayson Esq on the people for President'" : the distribution of the 
Civilian advocating his claims; a visit to East Texas advi-a1)le: Rusk's 
refusal to run and Lamar's qualities as shown in presiding over the 
Senate the basis of his own advocacy of tbe latter; advice against Burnet 
as a running mate; tbe attitude of the People, the Tclcgmpli, the Mata- 
gorda Bulletin, and tbe Jyanncr; confidence of tbe (Uitcome in East 
Texas; good wishes. A. L. S. 3 p. 747 

1S3S June 10 La^ear. Jolm T. ^racon, [Georgia.] To ^Lrabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston. Texa-. 

Answering a letter -ent by ('<«l. llonbain : tbe im])o^>ibility nf ctl'ect- 

ing a long time loan through a Georgia bank; ids own jdans for cotton 

speculation in Texas; a promise to send papers on l»otb sides of Georgia 



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politics ; a request to look after Hugh McLeod ; personal messages. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 748 

183S June 23 Joxes, W. JclTerson. Xacojidoches, [Texas.] To ^lira- 
Ix^aii B[iiona])arte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Lamar's enemies l)iisv in circulatino- slanders; McKinney and Houston 
expected ; the necessity for Lamar to come to Nacoijdoches for a few 
weeks ; his own activity ; suo:gestions for replies by Whiting and Moore 
to charges in regard to Lamar's absence from the Eepublic, his attempt 
to force himself upon the Armv, and his treatment of the Lipan>. 
A. L. S. 3 p. " 749 

1S3S June 2Jf Haxdy, Robert Eden. Eichmond, [Texas.] To M[i]'a- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Introducing Judge Plunter, of Goliad, one of the few w^ho escaped 
the massacre. A. L. S. 1 p. 750 

1838 June 25 McLeod, H[ugh.] San Augustine, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Jones's activity in refuting slanders through the Chronicle; Eusk's 
favorable attitude; Grayson's prospects; the necessity for Lamar to visit 
the Eed Lands : the attitude and activity of friends and enemies ; a sug- 
gested route : Lamar family prestige among Georgian immigrants : the 
Masonic festival of St. John's day; ])ersonal plans; a message advising 
a visit to ^[r. Clark, near Sabine. A. L. S. 3 p. 751 

1S3S June 20 JoxES, W. Jefferson. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Lamar's strength in East Texas : Burst's subserviency to Houston and 
to Tliomas ^[cKinney: his advocacy of Grayson; favorable attitude of 
Kaufnuin, Eusk, and Douglass; a visit to East Texas unnecessary, but 
desiraMe; his own contributions to the Chronicle, and his spurring of 
the editor; favorable accounts sent to the Banner; advice against letting 
friends grow over-confident; Grayson's weakness in the Eed Eiver couu- 
try; personal plans. A. L. S. 3 p. 752 

1838 June 26 Egberts, Eeul)en H. Aransas, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Describing Lamar's league of land fronting upon Copano Bay ; en- 
forced idleness from mosquitoes, heat, and poor water supply; [Willi? 
Eoberts] at [Live Oak] Point in '"a temporary invention, for a house 
of his own''; joint occupants; news from Samuel [Eoberts] of Eu-k"s 
refusal to oppose Lamar; Lamar's strength in "my part of the country''; 
a murder near Goliad; the cry of the people for a president to defend 
the frontiers ; the families in the Mission ; personal plans ; family news 
and messages. A: L. S. 3 p. 

"Private"; sec also no. 7S7. 753 

1838 Junr 2S JoxKS. James S. Galveston, [Texa-.] To :\r[iralieau] 
B[iionaparte] ]>aniar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Lamar expected daily; his strengtli on the Island; the unavoidable 
delay in beginning the paper; a horse and carriage expected on the 
last Cohinthia. to be held subject to Lamar's order upon arrival; a 
rtMpiot r^r hlters of introduction to Xcw Orleans. A. L. S. 3 p. 754 



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JS3S June 28 Williamsox, Pi[obGrt] M. Independence, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[iionaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Lamar's strength in Washington and Austin counties and in the West 
generally, as noted in "'a privateering land cruise" ; advice for vigilance 
in the East ; the people's weariness with Administration measures ; Gray- 
son's weakness as an Administration candidate; personal messages. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

"Private." 755 

1S3S July 1 Egberts, S[amuel] A[lexander.] On board the Cuba, 
[between Galveston and Yelasco, Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
His own and other friends' disgiist at the offensive editorial personali- 
ties in the Civilian; the editor's plan to provoke Lamar into a personal 
or newspaper controversy: ]v[oore's violation of his pledge; advice to 
Lamar to lay aside and disregard the paper until after the election. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 756 

1SS8 July 1 Webb, James. Steamer Cuba, between Galveston and 

Velasco, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, 

Texas.] 

The editorial attack upon Lamar in the Civilian of [June 28] ; its 

purpose to provoke him into an act of violence; its real benefit; the 

impolicy of noticing it; an election bet in his favor offered in Houston, 

the "supposed stronghold of the Opposition" ; advice for a trip ^'up the 

country"; his own purpose to settle in Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. 757 

1S38 July 2 Smith, Ja[me]s H. Columbus, Mississippi. To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Family misfortunes : Grayson's candidate induced by ^'your friends 
Sam. Houston & Co.''; ''the plotting Junto, around you"; advice for 
neutrality as to the vice-presiclency ; the certainty of Lamar's election; 
pleasure at the defeat of *'the Bill for withdrawing your instruction for 
annexation" and of the bank bill; a secretarv for Lamar. A. L. S. 3 p. 

758 

1838 Juhj 3 Pkarmax, W. J. Maanan[?] Georgia. To :\rirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introdncinic Tsliam S. Fannin, a relative of J[ames] W. Fannin. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 759 

1838 July 9 I-^>rorr. Anselm. Cnosawda. Autauga County, [Georgia.] 
To Mira])eau B[uonapartr| Lamar. [Houston,] Tevas. 

Their personal rohitions in Gooruia : his own admiration for Lamar's 
I'ublic cliaraeter an indnccincnt to settle in To.va< ; a request for aid to 
Mr. Hays in schxt.ing hind for tlie writer suitable for a lioniestead and 
f'M- a sawmill; Hays's fitness for the superintendi'ncy of construction for 
tile canal autliorizt^l ])y tiie Congress. A. L. S. 3 ]■>. 

'"Private." " ;!>() 

[1838 c. July 0] Gijaysox, P[et(>rl W. [Bean Station. Tennesstv.] 
To [J. W.] Mayse. [Inan Station, Tennessee. | 
Instructions regarding tlu^ disposition of his own ctl'erts ; pardon de- 
^in.tl for causing tr"nl)le. Copy. 1 [). 



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Appended note : "this paper was found in the Room of tlie deceiised 
P \V Grayson on the 9 of July J. W. Mayse" ; in no. 763. 761 

1S3S Jiihj 11 Greex, Tho[ma]s J. A^^Iasco, [Texas.] To :\r[irabeaii] 
B[uonaparte] Lainar, Houston, Texas. 
A letter received by Bee from a friend in Houston on the activity of 
Lamar's enemies: his strength ''in this part of the country"; Grayson's 
invitation from Brazoria County and his weakness there; Archer's good 
report from ^Ntatagorda : Houston to be watched as "the primum Mobile 
of the opposition, his traveling cabinet . . . the whippers-in" ; his 
own intention to abandon Texas should "the present dynasty" continue 
in the election of Grayson; a wish for 20,000 Mexican soldiers east of 
the Eio Grande "to teach us the danger of placeing [Grayson] at our 
head"; disappointment at Lamar's absence from ^'our 4th July dinner." 
A. L. S. 3 p. 762 

1S3S July 12 EoGERS, John A. Eogersville, [Tennessee.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Reporting the suicide of Grayson on July 9 at Bean Station, Tennes- 
see ; his insanitv, 1S20-1S30. and its recent return; including a letter 
of Grayson to his landlord, J. W. Mayse, [July 9.] A. L. S. 2 p. 763 

1S3S Juhj 12 Roberts, ^[illis.] Aransas, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Living conditions at Aransas ; fear of ^lexican or Comanche incur- 
sions : a band of Comanches on the Aransas River ; the killing of whites 
on the San Antonio and tributary waters ; business ; the arrival of the 
schooner Alexander with the families who formerly lived at the Mission; 
other arrivals; Lamar's good prospects; advice desired regarding a call 
for himself to be "returned as . . . representative to the next 
Congress"; an invitation to visit him. A. L. S. 2 p. 764 

ISSS July 13 Handy, Rob[er]t Eden. Richmond, [Texas.] To 

^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Richmond? Texas.] 

The stage to leave tomorrow at 7 a. m. ; Mrs. T)*s unwillingness to 

take Caroline: sending -$50; "as usual badlv off' for monev." A. X. S. 

1 p. '' ' " 765 

1S3S Jtdy 17 Gibson, Fenton M. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
liis failure to receive a letter from Lamar; distrust of the postal 
authorities during the canvass: a suggestion for the avoidance of per- 
sonalities by editorial friends: Lamar's strength on tlie Island; Baker's 
attitude. A. L. S. 2 p. " 7()6 

1S3S July IS EvERiTT. S[tep]icn.] H. Jasper, [Texas.] To M[\n\- 
boau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texa^. 
Lamar's flattering pros]iects in Jasper and .JctTerson: Horton gain- 
ing; personal activitv ;ind niovoments. A. L. S. 1 ]>. 7<i7 

1S3S July 20 ^IrsE. James Fort. Point Coupee, Louisiana. To ^[[ira- 
beau Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, 'J'exas. 
Asking Lamar's views upon his own project to obtain from the next 



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loLrislature a charter for a railroad from liis landing on the Mississippi 
Kiver to the Sabine, to he ultirnatelv extended to the seat of government 
of Texas. A. L. S. 2 p. " 768 

IS-IS July 21 Yi^iWM, George, and Company. Houston, [Texas.] 
"Houston wholesale prices current, forwarded h}^ Geo: Fisher & Co 

commission merchants . . ."' Printed. 2 p. 

Prices and remarks written in: announcement of Fisher, Davis, & 

Liibl)Ock, Apr. 1, and of George Fisher & Company, as their successors, 

witli references appended; addressed to Lamar. 769 

[ISSS July 25'] Jones, W. Jefferson. Sulphur S])rings, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

**A relapse . . . nearly dead" ; a request for another horse : ex- 
pressions of General Douglass in favor of Lamar: inclosing a letter to 
tiie Telegraph, July 25, to be published immediately. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Inclosnre, 3 p. ; see no. 771. 770 

ISSS July 25 JoxES, W. Jefferson. Sirlphur Springs, [Texas.] To 
the Editor of the Telegraph, [Houston, Texas.] 

Denying the report that Lamar had promised the writer a cabinet 
jiosition. A. L. S. 3 p. 

}Yith no. 770. 771 

ISSS July 29 ^tfcCRAVEx. W[illia]m. San Antonio, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Dangers on the frontier from ^Mexican and Indian marauders; regret 
at Lamar's failure to come to San Antonio to learn of the Comanche 
character and of exposed conditions; popular hope for Lamar's admin- 
istration to defend the frontier; suggestions for defence; the certainty 
of election. A. L. S. 3 p. 772 

ISSS July SI PAGAX, A. B. Columbus, Georgia. To M[irabeau] B[uon- 
aparte] Lanuir, Houston, Texas. 

The reported circulatio'n in Texas of bills of the Pigeon Roost and 
Mining Companv of Georgia bearing Lamar's indorsement; a warning, 
A. L. S. 2 p.^ 

'•Confidential." ^ . 773 

2SSS Aug. 2 La:\[ai{, ^liralieau B[uona|urrte.] Hou-ton, [Texas.] To 
A[lbert] C. Horton, [Houston, Texas.] 
Pcquesting a statement of the exact facts regarding Horton's alleged 
statement that Lamar had promised to aid ^FcKinney in ''the consum- 
inatinn of the Four Hundred League speculation of which he is one of 
the party" on condition of deserting Grayson for Lamar. A. Df. S. 
■' I'- "^ ^ ^ ^^^^ 

ISSS Aug. 2 Allex, Jo[h|n K. Houston, [Texas.] To A[lbort] C. 
[[orton, [Houston, Texas.] 
ife[)ortirig a je>ling remark ni jioi-tou's lo Mflvinnoy relative lo his 
'iuid claims and his support of a ])resideiitial candidate. A. L. S. I p. 

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1S3S Aug, 2 Tlonxox, A[lbert] C. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 

B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Denying any conversation or any connection of Lamar's name with 

McKinney's, in regard to any speculation ; inclosing a letter from John 

K. Allen reporting a jestins: conversation with McKinney. A. L. S. 

1 p. ' ^ 776 

1838 Aug. 3 Jack. W[illia]m H. Velasco, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uona])arte] Lamar, Plouston, [Texas.] 
His own disapprobation of the substitution of Bee for Burnet as the 
candidate for vice-president by a late meeting in Yelasco, and of the 
personalities against Grayson indulged in by Lamar's editorial friends; 
his own confidence of Lamars election. A. L. S. 2 p. 777 

1838 Aug. 4 MeLeod, H[ugh.] Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Convalescence from an attack of fever; the kindness of General and 
Mrs. Rusk; the proposed trip to East Texas unnecessary; Grayson "done 
up by his . . . good-natured friends"; Burton's arrival "breathing 
slaughter against Old Sam — the Cherokees — Grayson — The Civilian and 
all — " ; the President's participation in a street row [Aug. 3] ; his insig- 
nificance; a letter from John [Lamar] ;/'our financial schemes knocked 
. . . in the head" ; the loss of the Pulaslci and the escape of 
Gaz[a\vav B. Lamar] and [part of] his family; John Lamar's mar- 
riage; ^lajor Burton's encouraging message regarding prospects "from 
Dan to Becrsheba." A. L. S. ^3 p. ^ 778 

1838 Aug. 4 Webb. James. Key West, Florida. To Mirabeau B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Sending a book [Civil Code of Louisiana'] for Roberts; preparations 
for removal to Texas ; personal and familv news and mcs^au'es. A. L. S. 

2 p. ' ' 779 

1838 Aug. r, Barke>ox. Richard R. Houston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
hoau Buonaparte] Lanuir, Houston, Texas. 
Expressing liis willingness to bind himself to Lamar on condition of 
his buving "Agnes . . . and child.'' A. Tj. S. 1 p. 780 

1838 Aug. 10 HorsTox. Sam. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To Big ^lush, 

>rush'- Village. Texas. 
- Talk, exliorting him to keep the treaty; trouble between ^^Eexico and 
Texas; a talk sent to "mv Brother Bowl'' l)v "mv Xephew John"; assur- 
ances <.f -o(k1 faith,- A.'L. S. 1 p. ' ^ 781 

1838 Awj. 11 HorsTOX. Snm. [Xacoirdoches. Texas.] To Colon*! 

B«>wl, [Cherokee Xation,] Texas. 

A[r. Vansirkle'to run the line, despite the troul)le; Wright's illiit-: 

oxijortation to p«\u'e and assurances of good faith and protection. A. T- 

S. I p. ^ TS- 

7.s\N Aun. n B«>\\r.. [Cherokee Xation, Texas.] To Sam TTou-t-'n. 
I N:uo-.h»rh.'<. Texa.-.] 
rnca-in<-- ain<>nir the ('luuv^kce.s fi-om a rep(U't brought by two Biloxi- 



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of white men-s trailing them; the agent's absence; asking for a personal 
visit or written assurances. Copv. 2 p. 

In no. 784. " 783 

JSSS Aug. 11 Houston, Sam. Xacogdoches, Texas. To George May, 
near Cherokee Xation, Texas. 
Two letters of reassiirance to the Indians: [1] An invitation 
to Big ^[ush to come to Nacogdoches; a pledge for the run- 
ning of the line; assurances of good faith and peace; thie force 
in the field. A. L. S. 3 p.: [2] Communicating a letter from the 
Bowl, Aug. 11; a former express to the Bowl, and one in answer by 
Sims and the agent ; papers sent to May by Johnson ; orders for inter- 
views with Bowl and Big Mush: the force in the field. A. L. S. 4 p. 

. ' . 784, 785 

1838 Aug. 15 Houston, Sam. Xacogdoches, Texas. To Colonel Bowl, 
[Cherokee Xation], Texas. 
Reassurance; invitation to visit him, nnder Eusk's protection. A. 
L. S. 1 p. 786 

18S8 Aug. 15 Lamar, ^lirabeau B[uonaparte.] Houston, [Texas.] To 



Aug. 15 Lamar, ^lirabeau B[uonaparte.] 
— Griffith, [Houston? Texas.] 



On a deed to the land on Copano Bay, a part of James Barnwell's head- 
right, promised Griffith in exchange for a stallion. A. Df. S. 2 p. 
See also no. 753. 787 

1838 Aug. 16 Everitt, S[tephen] H. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Grayson's death; its motive and political significance; Houston and 
Rusk's misunderstanding, their unpopularity with the volunteers, and 
their attitude toward Lamar; Horron's pros})ects ; Lanuir's candidates 
for Congress, and his prospects for carrying through legislation; ditfi- 
culty with the Mexicans. A. L. S. 2 p. 788 

1838 Aug. 10 Borden, G[ail], Jr. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 

beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Inclosing a letter to John [Borden] ; the project of laying off lots on 

Shoal Pelican; the Galveston town company; the importance to the 

Government of "holding possession of the premises." A. L. S. 2 p. 789 

1838 Aug. 11 Hexrie, Jolm :\r. Xacogdoches, Texas. To M[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

The dispersion of the ^Tt^xicans in revolt: Vicente Cordova; Rusk's 

plans; the Texan force under arms; Hoiton in tlie army; his and 

Lamar's political strengtli in the Red Lands. A. L. S. 2 p. 790 

1838 Aug. 18 Lovk, \V[illia.]m. To ^r[iraljoau] B[u()naparto] Lamar, 
I£ouston, Texas. 
Re(|a<.srir!u- a loan. A. L. S. 1 p. 791 

1838 Aug. 18 Houston', Sam. Xao»)gdotlR's, 'I'exas. 

General order for the disnersal oL" the armv, enjoining es[)ecial ciire 
to protect the Indians atid tlieir |)ropL'rty. A. I). S. 2 p. T!>2 



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ISSS Aug. 20 ITr:\iPiTi:F.Y, Hardv P. ]\[illcdgcville, Georgia. To ^lira- 
beaii B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
IJequesting infonnation about Texas, about his son-in-law, Dr. Wind- 
ing, Grwn B. Buclianan, of Ward's company, and Richard. 0. Davidson^ 
a fraudulent collector. A. L. S. 3 p. " 793 

1S3S Aug. [20'] Bryax, G[uv] M[orrison.] Kenvon College, Gambler^ 
Ohio. To ^Mirabeau Bfuonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
His own and Gen. Austin's regard for Lamar; a request for Lamar's 
inaugural address, his address on resuming his seat after returning from 
the Ignited States, his autograph, and ^'some speeches made by our 
smartest men in Congress."^ A. L,. S. 1 p. 79i 

ISSS Aug. 21 Greex, WTilliaJm. Columbus, Georgia. To Mirabeaii 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Inquiring his terms for sale of "the old arsenal." X. L. S. 1 p. 795 

1S3S Aug. 22 Royall. R[ichard] R. Caney Creek, [Texas.] To 
^r[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Ay)plying for a government position in Lamar's administration : per- 
sonal plans; congressional probabilities in "this county and district"; 
his own reason for not running for the Senate. A. L. S. 2 p. 796 

ISSS Aug. 2h Rusk. Tho[mas] J. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To Mira- 
l)eau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Acknowledgment of the receipt of Lamar's letter through Col. Bee; 
a })romise to write a full account of the recent Mexican rebellion; its 
significance; the President's strange behavior; the impossibility of obey- 
ing his orders; a general Indian war prevented only by a show of force 
in tlio Indian country; Horton's electioneering; the outlook uncertain; 
the President in San" Augustine. A. L. S. 1 p. 797 

IS-IS Aug. 21i Wheelwright. Geo[rge.] Matagorda, [Texas.] To 
^lirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Urging the reinstatement of S. Rhoads Fisher as se.-retary of the 
Xavy in Lanuir's cabinet; the sentiment of the community, the officers 
of tlu* Xavv, and t!ie crews of the Inrinrible and the Brutus. A. L. S. 
2 p. ' 79S 

ISSS Aug. 2.', Blrtox. T[saac] W. [Xacogdoches, Texas.] To :\rira- 
bcau Bjuonaparte] I.amar, Oakland, near Houston, [Texas.] 
Lamar'^ political strength in P]ast Texas; little change by Grayson's 
death; Rowe and Burnet's contest: the ]\rexican rebellion and attempt 
to stir up the Lidians; captures; Houston's loss of ground b\- his con- 
duct; Rii-k's cr<Mlital»1e behavior; tenipoi-arv dissatisfaction of volunteers 
oagrr for tiLfiit; tli(^ force in the field under Rusk and Douglass; .AIcLeod 
an abb- ntli.cr; powe and Horton in the campaign; tlu^ sale of ]\i< own 
pr(^-s to Parker of San Augu<tine, without ciiani:<> of j)olitics; j)ersoual 
pb'.n-.; < MULTatulations ui)on the arrival uT bis familv in Texas. A. L. S. 
'- p. 799 

l.^.'.S .[ug. ,W ^rcLI:oD. H[ugh.] Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To :\[[ira- 
Imuuj i>( uonapartej Lamar, H<niston, Texas: 
T;ic late .M.-xican rcbrllidu; ibe [)rematurc ex[)losiou of the ])lot ; the 



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intimidation of the Indians by the Texas force; Rusk's difficulties in his 
men's eagerness to fiiz-ht the Indians and in Houston's hampering orders; 
a letter from Col. Hockley to Houston noting the disaffection of ^Eoore 
of the Telegraph ; Lamar's strength in East Texas ; Ilorton ; [A. S.] 
Thruston's appointment as attorney-general; personal plans. A. L. S. 
3 p. 800 

1S3S Aug. 2S Eusk, Thofmasl J. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To Colonel 
Bowl, [Cherokee Xation, Texas.] 
Asking him to send his talk to the Shawnee, Ivickapoo, Delaware, 
Koasati, and all friendly tribes and to co-operate with the Texans in 
keeping hostile Indians out of the Cherokee country; President Hous- 
ton's absence in San Augustine; Mexican designs to stir up the Cad- 
does, lonies, and Kitzies. A. L. S. 2 p. 801 

ISSS Aug. 25 Bugg, Anselm. Coosawda, Autauga County, Alabama. 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Requesting an advance of money to his son, and advice regarding his 
own plan to bring a shipment of lumber to Texas and invest the pro- 
ceeds in land; pressure in the monev market; flights to Texas. A. L. S. 
2 p. ' "^ 802 

1S3S Aug. 29 Dunham, Gco[rge] W. Athens, Georgia. To Miraboau 
[Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Inquiry regarding the validity of land scrip purchased of Col. Cole- 
burn, issued by the Colorado and Red River Land Company and by the 
Kio Grande and Texas Land Company, to be located in the Beale's river 
Grant and i'n the Woodbury Grant. A. L. S. 2 p. 803 

ISSS Aug. [LA:\rAR, ^Miraheau Buonaparte.] Houston, [Texas.] 

Address on republican simplicity and national virtue. A. Df. 3 p. 

80-1 
1S3S Sept. U ILmiLTOx. J[ames.] Savannah, [Georgia.] To ^lira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Inclosing a draft for an act supplemental .to the loan act of ^Eay 16, 
1838; the advantages of providing iiimiediately for a sinking fund; his 
own hopes regarding the negotiation of the loan and the purchase of 
^var munitions in Europe: his wishes as to tlie mission; Henderson 
and Cass as coadjutors; G. B. Lamar; personal plans; a letter to the 
'**^ecretarv of the Xavv [William ^f. Shepherd J and one to Bee. A. L. 
S. 4 p.' ' 805 

[1S3S? c. Sept. Jf? HA^^TLTOX, James. Savannah, Georgia?] 

[Draft for an aet supplemental to the loan act of May 1(), LS3S ?] 
A. ' Df. 3 p. " 80(> 

JSSS Sept. -7 HrNT. :\[rnui:an. Mr<. Smith's, [Hon^tc^n, Texas.] To 

^[[inibi^au] B| uop.niiartt' I Lamar, Oak Grove, near Houston, Texas. 

Xames >nggf>t('d (nv tih> Cabinet, in tontinnuance of the couversa- 

ti«)ii of [Sept. l|; peiMWial inovennMits. A. L. S. '1 p. >^()7 

1S.3S Sept. 1-7] Hint, ^[emucan. Houston, (Texas. | To ;\r[ir;i1)(>nn] 
B| uonapaitcl Lamar. Oak TJiove, near Houston, Texas. 
Warning of [^resident ll'uiston's plan- to ell'ect IIk^ reorganization of 



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the Army and secure tlie chief command for himself or Hockley; a suir- 
gestion for a talk with Dr. Smith; personal plans. x\. L. S. 3 p. 80S 

1S3S Sept. 5 Egberts, W[illis.] Aransas, [Texas.] . To Mirabeau 
B[iiOHaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
A plot of Powers, Fulton, and other speculators to supersede Eeuben 
[H. Roberts] as county surveyor [of Refugio] County, and undo liis 
work; means to circumvent it: the status of the land system in the 
county; tlie result of the election; family plans. A. L. S. 3 p. 809 

1S3S Sept. 6 Bee, B[arnard] E. Groce's, on the Brazos, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparto] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
His own health; the result of the election; Rusk's attitude throughout 
the campaign ; his relations with Houston ; Houston's wise policy toward 
the Cherokees and his constitutional timidity; the true policy toward 
the rebels; tbe best form of government; Burnet's canvass; his circular; 
Horton's health and prospects; the authorship of McKinney's letter; 
his ascendancy over Houston; a message to Dr. Smith 'and Maj. Whit- 
ing; fever; solicitude for the health of Lamar's sister and daughter. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 810 

ISSS Sept. 6 Bee, B[arnard] E. Groce's, on the Brazos, [Texas.] To 
David G. Buimet, [Houston, Texas.] 
His own health; Burnet's canvass; his circular;. Horton's canvass; the 
late Mexican revolt; the true policy toward the rebels; McKinney's 
unworthy conduct in view of his knowledge of the Triplett transaction ; 
the authorship of his letter; the TeJegmph's persecution; his record and 
his claim to mercy. A. L. S. 3 p. 811 

[ISSS Sf'pt. 7?] Perry. Stuart. [Live Oak Point. Texas.] To — Ful- 
ton, Live Oak Point, [Texas.] 
Com])laint ol' the unjust seizure of his goods; explanation of the mis- 
takes in the bill of lading; his own good faith; his services to Texas. 
Copv. 2 p. 
. With no. 813. 812 

ISSS Sept. 7 Perry. St[uart.] Live Oak Point, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
Ix^au] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Complaint of the unjust seizure of his goods brought from Xew 
Orleans in tlu- schooner Louisiana, because of mistakes in the bill oi 
lading; his own servic-es to Texas; inclosing a letter to Fulton, the col- 
lector. A. L. S. 3 p. 

See no. SU. 813 

ISSS Sri^t. 12 >roRGAX,, J[ames.] Xew Washington, [Texas.] To ■ 
MjiralK-au] B[uonaparte] Lamar, near Houston, [Texas.] 

Int h)-ing a coniidontial h-ttcr from a friend in Xew York, and askin_' 
Lamar's opinion rt^c'arding the ])rojcct tlierein set foi-th ; prospects of 
Lamar's admini-^tratioij ; an Jtuil.uion for Lamar, his sister, and da\igh- 
tcr to vi-it the writer. .\. L. S. -l p. 

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ISJS Sept. 12 Evr:RiTT. STteplien] IT. Beaumont, [Texas.] To M[ira- 

beau] B[nona.parte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

1'he vote for president, vice-president, and eon<]^ressmen in Jasper and 

J.'irerson Counties; the people's confidence in Lamar; personal plans 

and messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 815 

ISSS Sept. IJf Thrustox, A. S. San Angustine. [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[nonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
An express from Eusk ; overtures of the Kickapoo ; division of senti- 
ment among the Biloxi : the partial dispersal of the Mexicans: the 
whereabouts of Xorris and Cordova; the danger of a Mexican-Indian 
union averted by the intimidation of the Indians ; the true policy toward 
the leaders and the Indians; the vice-presidential election in the East. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 816 

1S38 Sept. IJf Douglass, Samuel C. Brazoria, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparto] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
On the payment of Lamar's taxes. A. L. S. 2 p. 817 

1S3S Sept. 2h Mila:.: Guards. [Houston, Texas.] 

Resolution, providing for a committee to correspond with Lamar, 
Houston, and others in regard to becoming honorary members of the 
Guards. Copv. 1 p. 

In no. 819.' 818 

ISSS Sept. 26 Kerbey, William, Francis R[ichard] Lubbock, and 

Jo[h]n W. Eldredge. Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uon- 

aparte] Lamar, Oak Grove, [near Houston.] 

Communicating a resolution of the ^lilam Guards, Sept. 21, relative 

to honorary membership in the organization. L. S. [by proxy?] 1 p. 

Indorsed: "Committee of the 'Milam Guards' . . ." 

See no. 818. 819 

1S3S Sept. 28 Roberts, Sam [ue]l A[lexander.] Galveston, [Texas.] 
To ]\[[ira1jeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Plans for the family residence in Houston; Lamar's movements; a 
letter from Judge [James] Webb, noting the sending of a Civil Code 
of Louisiana; his plans; a question as to his eligibility for the chief 
justiceship; his own editorial in the \Coinmercial'\ Intelligencer of to- 
day on the appointment of Birdsall by President [Houston] ; BirdsalTs 
suspected authorship of a ''savage aiticle" in the Civilian of the latter 
[•nut of June: Lamar's remissness as a correspondent; land scrip to send 
to Live Oak Point; personal messages. A. L. S. 2 p. 820 

\1S.IS ScpL?] AxoxY^rous. 

Tliv' Texas Xavy: Its history, ]u-esont status, and needs; suggestions 
for its reorganizati<m. 2T p. 821 

18.1S Oct. 1 TnoMi'soN'. X[a])(.l(-ui] P>. San Augustine, [Texas.] To 
Sam Houston. Xacogtiocht's, l\'\as. 
Resiirninir his othce as district attornev, for conscientious lea.^ons. 
A. L. "s. 'l p. "^ ' 822 



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1S3S Oct. 2 Fisher, S[amuel] Pihoads. :Nratagorda, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparteJ Lamar, liou.ston, [Texas.] 
Asking- for the aj)]Jointnient of Thomas ^F. Duke, nephew of tlie hit'.- 
Chief »7iistiee ^[arshall, "our first constitutional alcakle," as collector 
of ^[atag()r(hi: his friendship for Lamar: Houston's obstinate refusal to 
appoint him. A. L. S. 2 p. 823 

183S Oct. 2 Garrett, John. Houston, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau Buon- 
aparte] Lamar, [Oak Orove, near Houston, Texas.] 
Applvinir for tlie position of private secretary to Lamar and tutor to 
his daugliter. A. X. S. 2 p. ' 824 

ISSS Oct. 3 Buckley, C. AY. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, Oak Grove [near Houston], Texas. 

Asking Lanuir's advice regarding the study of law in addition to the 

work of his clerkship; the prospects of the mining company that brouglit 

him to Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. ^ 825 

183S Oct. 5 Hexdersox. J[ames] Pinckney. Paris, [France.] To 
[Sam Houston], Houston, [Texas.] 
The progress and prospects of negotiations with France for recog- 
nition and for "a commercial arrangement*': the alarm of the Govern- 
ment for the safety of its citizens in ]\[exico should the blockade con- 
tinue or war ensue; a suggestion for a proclanuition or other state pa|)er 
offering an asylum to French citizens in ^lexico: a French agent sent to 
Texas to repoit upon conditions; regret at Gen. Hamilton's non-appoint- 
ment as agent to sell the Texas bonds ; his reputation in England ; his 
hoj)o to assist tlie commissioners. A. L. S. • 3 p. 826 

1S3S Oct. G Graha:^!, John E. Little Pock, Arkansas. To :Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
His own liistory since their last association in Cahawba, Alabama; 
his present situation and roving dis])osition; inquiry regarding the pos- 
sibility of securing an appointment as surveyor-general in some di\i- 
sion: his desire for land speculation. A. L. S. 3 p. 82T 

1S3S Oct. 8 AxDREWS. John T., and others. Bath, Steuben County. 
Xew York. To Afirabeau B[uona[)arte| Lamar, [Houston. Texas.] 
The life and career of F[rancis] Aloore, Ji-., of the TcJef/raph . prior 
to his n'nwival from Xew York to Texas: replying to a charge of crime 
in the Itulhtin as quoted in tlie TrJci/rdpJi, of Aug. 28 and Sept. L 
L. S. 2 p. ' S2S 

1S38 Or/. KvAXs. Jo[h]n S. Galvotou, [Texas.] To M[iral)eau] 
B| nona|.aite| l.anuir, Houston, Te\-a>. 
The payment of a custom-house ])ond given hv liimself and John F- 
Huntiiiiflnii and indorsed by Lamar. A. L. S. 1 p. 829 

;,s.;s- (). t. u (iir.LMER. W[illia]m Pay. :\ratngorda, [Texas.] To ^^ira- 
b'.-ti; {►hh»n;ipartc I I^ainar, Ilou.^ton. Tcxa>. 
Congritr'atiniis : appliealion f(U- a {xisition. A. L. S. 1 p. NoO 

i.s'>v Or'-, lu GitKFA-. Tho[mals J. Wilmington. Xorth Carolina. To 
J"'.!. .\. V/;i,,i-,(.M, Houston, Texa<. 
A u.uL'ii Vwyaj^.- .\\\<{ delay; the crisis expected to follow the applica- 



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tion and rejection of Florida for admi.-'^ion to the I'nion; advice for the 
withdrawal of the ap))lication of Texas and for a free-trade policy to 
secure recognition hv Eni^iand and France; su.agestions upon a financial 
policy : a request to lav the letter hefore Lamar. Copv (extract). 3 p. 

831 

1S38 Oct. 10 Greex, Tho[ma> J. Wilmington, Xorth Carolina. To 
M[iraheau] Bfuonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Congratulations upon his election and u])on the deliverance of Texas 
from the preceding administration. A. L. S. 1 p. 832 

ISSS Oct. 10 Dawsox, Jo[hln B. St. Francisville, [Louisiana?] To 
Mirabeau [Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing William Patterson. A. L. S. 1 p. 833 

ISSS Oct. 10 Buxker, Elihu S. Xew York, [Xew York.] To James 
L. Bogert, [Xew Orleans, Louisiana.] 
The findings of his inspection of the steam packet Cuha. Copy. 1 p. 
With no. 1181. ' 834 

1S38 Oct. 11 Ha^^eiltox, J[anies.] Xew York, [Xew York.] To Mira- 
beau [Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Texas finances; his own arriyal in Xew York on the Great ]Yestfrn; 
pleasure at Lamar's election ; regret at Burnley and Williams's failure 
to negotiate the loan in the L^nitcd States and at the poor prospects in 
Europe ; the necessity of withdrawing a]^plication for annexation and 
establishing friendly relations with the Ignited States to secure recog- 
nition by England ; advice as to guaranties in the loan act, form of 
bonds, and interest ; the importance of preventing a blockade of the 
Texas ports the following winter ; his own efforts and hopes to arrange 
for the purchase in Philadelphia by the Texas commissioners of an 
armed steamer, to be on the Texas coast by Jan. 1 ; suggestions for the 
inaugural address; his own plan to yisit "^'exas in December to attend 
to his land and to see Bee ; Bee's mistake in resigning from the Cabinet 
because of Houston's refusal to appoint Hamilton loan agent; a certifi- 
cate regarding possii~)le terms sent to Smith, proving li-is own freedom 
fi'om designs for exor])itant profits; his financial connections in London; 
his succe-s in negotiating a South Carolina loan; introducing Judge 
Woodward. A. L. S. 5 p. 

"Official." 835 

ISJS Oct. 14 Aesrery, Tho[ma]s J. Live Oaks, Pio Brazos, [Texas.] 
To ^I[iralK'au| B[uona]')arte] L;inuir. Houston, Texas. 
Account of his experiences in conveyinu- his family and a sick friend 
to a ])bU'e of safetv after the fall of the Alamo; his own and his brothers' 
service in tlie army; his ])oor opinion of some of the Texas officers; 
bis attempt to s(Hure for Eaniar an account of tlie storming of Bexar 
and a plat of the city. A. L. S. (Pp. " 83G 

7S3S Oct. II] JoxEs. Al(v\|andcT. I Xatelie/, :\[i^<isMppi. To :\[[ira- 
beau| n| iionaparte| I.amai-, Houston, Tcwas. 
Congratiilation> upon eh'ction; the fiiiure <d' Texa^; ad\antages over 
tlu> T'nitrd Staff- in ils s-ilidaiity; advice against joiniuL^ the '*Fnion 



104 Tex^^s Library axd Historical Commission 

of quarreling sovereignties" ; subjects of dispute between sections ; dan- 
gers from abolition agitation and from disunion; personal affairs; a 
request for information resrarding possibilities for himself. A. L. S. 
10 p. , 

^'Private." 837 

183S Oct. IS HE^rpsTEAD, B. F. Galena, Illinois. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Applying for an armv or civil appointment : reference to Thomas H. 
Benton. A. L. S. 2 p. 838 

1838 Oct. 20 EusTv. Tho[mas] J. At the Forks of the Eoad, [near 
Nacogdoches? Texas.] To Colonel Bowl, [Cherokee Nation, Texas.] 
The recent fight [Oct. 16] at the Kickapoo Town; some Koasati and 
a Cherokee among the dead; forces being raised to punish the Prairie 
Indians and the ^lexicans for their outrages ; exhortation to keep the 
peace; invitation for Bowl and Big Mush to come to Nacogdoches for 
an interview. A. L. S. 3 p. 839 

1838 Oct. 20 Bee, Barnard E. A^elasco, [Texas.] To[Mirabeau Buon- 
aparte Lamar, Houston, Texas.] 
Suggestions regarding the formation of the Cahinet and other appoint- 
ments ; Hamilton and the foreign loan. A. L. S. 2 p. 840 

1838 Oct. 21 Fuller, Samuel. Brazoria, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
[Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
A[)plvin2: for the position of collector of customs for the District of 
the Brazos. A. L. S. 1 p. 841 

1838 Oct. 21 Dyer, Jo[h]n H. Red Eiver County, [Texas.] To 
James S. ^fayiield, Nacogdoches, Texas. 
Belief upon receiving Mayfield's letter of [Oct.] 15; exposure and 
alarm along the frontier; rangers ordered out for its protection; the 
readiness of the main force for frontier duty against Caddo or other 
Indians; the recent campaign; a promise of notification of further 
developments. A. L. S. 2 p. ^ 842 

1S38 Oct. 22 :N[cLeod, H[uoh.] Nacogdoches, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar." Houst(Ui, Texas. 
Introducing :V[ajor Janus Eiley, of Nacogdoches. A. L. S. 1 p. 843 

1S3S Oct. 22-23 HoLCO^iBE, Henry. Augusta, Georgia. To ]\nrabeau 
B[uona parte] Lamar. Houston, Texas. 
Congratulations u]ion election : his own relations with Lamar's de- 
cea-'d brother Lucius: Gazaway ?>. Lamar's gift to Lupins Lamar Hol- 
(•ond.c; tlie wreck of tlio Pulaski and the loss of ^[rs. Gazaway B. Lamar 
and live chililren: a re<[uost for advice regarding the advisabilitv of 
settling in Texas-, inflor>(Mn(>nt of, his l)rot]ier John C. Holcombe for 
C"i!-iil tn ('harh.-stnn, S. C.. io sn.r<-d Coiiri'al Hamiltrurs deceased son, 
and of (i. 1^,. I.auiar a- consul lo Savannah, {\.\.\ \\\v movement for 
direct tra<}..' brtw('<-n the Southern port< and JMirope; tli(> third Southern 
Conini. Trial convention just adjourned at Augusta, to convene in Charles- 
ton, S. C.. in April, [i8;>!i|: the victorv of the so-ealled State L'ights 



Papers of ]Miil\jjeau Buoxaparte Lamar 105 

party in the late Geora'ia elections : tlie degeneracy of the party in its 
Whig alliances; the bank question and its importance to the Union; the 
>uhtreasurv scheme of Gen. Gordon of Virginia and Calhoun of South 
Carolina ; Van Buren a lesser eyil than Clay ; Clay's record in relation 
to the South; the slavery question; the Georgia-Maine controyersy; fam- 
ily and personal matters and messages. A. L. S. 11 p. 844 

1S3S Oct. 22 Ca^ipbell, D. H. Crockett, Houston County, Texas. To 
Mirab[e]au B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
The popular demand for a radical change in administratiye policy, 
especially as regards frontier defence; the encounter of Gen. Rusk with 
Indians and ^lexicans on [Oct.] 16; a massacre of women and children 
by Indians at John Eden's, [Oct.] IS ; Eden and Jim ^ladden's cow- 
ardly con^hict ; the formation of a frontier mounted regiment desirable; 
an offer to command it, and "put to silence" hostile Indian tribes and 
^[exicans ; .a suggestion for postponing the appointment of a chief jus- 
tice for Houston County until the people can be heard from in protest 
against the reappointment of Cullen Aldrich and in recommendation 
of his successor. A. L. S. 3 p. 845 

183S Oct. 22 McLeod, H[ugh.] Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Renewal of Mexican and Indian hostilities; attack upon the Saline 
and Fort Houston; Rusk's levies and counter-movements; the fight at 
the Kickapoo town on the 16th with Mexicans, Indians, and negroes; 
the tribes represented among the dead; Big Mush and Bowl's talks; 
Houston's avowal of friendship for Lamar ; personal messages ; a request 
for an occasional letter; Major Riley, "Rusk's partner." A. L. S. 8 p. 

846 

[1S3S c. Oct. 23 f] B[uexet], I)[ayid] G. [Houston? Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] I^iimar, Oak Grove, [near Houston, 
Texas.] 
Suggestions for the attornev-2feneralship and the coUectorship of Gal- 
veston." A. X. S. 1 p. " ^ 847 

1SS8 Oct. 2Jf Carter. Xicholas. Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. To 

[Sam Houston, Houston]. Texas. 

Inquiring in regard to the fate of his son, Thomas Whincup Carter, 

of the Washington Company, Louisville, Kentucky; his official record; 

his estate; postal charges. A. L. S. 2 p. ^ . 848 

[ISSS] Oct. 2J^ DrEFiELD, [W. C.?] ^Murchison's Plnoe, [Three days 
from Xacocrdoches, Texas.] To James S. Mavfield, Post Nacog- 
doches, [Texas.] 
Plans, movements, and strength of Douglass's force and his own; 
Horton's delay; the Indians' encouragement at Pusk's retreat; their 
concentration; a request for pro^i-ions. A. L. S. 3 p. 849 

JS3S Oct. 25 XoEL, A. W. Augnsta, [Georgia.] To :\riral>eau B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, Hounon, Texas. 
In(]uirv regarding pros[>ects for employment in Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. 

850 



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1S3S Oct. 25 CowLEs, J. ^[acon, [Georgia.] To Mirabeaii B[uona- 

parte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Liqiiiry ro.irardino; the fate of E. C. Saunders, in Texas on busine-> 

for General James Hamilton, and exposed to Indians on the frontier. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 851 

183S Oct. 2o :\rcLEOD, H[ngli.] Xacog-doches, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 

• B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

General Eiisk's advice for a campaign of extermination against all 
6ut the unequivocally friendly Indian tribes; his plans; the handica]) 
from lack of means; the $100,000 appropriation; personal message- 
A. L. S. 3 p. . ' 852 

IS3S Oct. 26 Jeter, \Yilliam L. Columbus, Georgia. To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston], Texas. 
Receipt of a letter from Lamar ; his own intention to visit Texas ; per- 
sonal and family reasons for not doing so before; law studies; sale of 
the Enquirer; personal messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 853 

1S3S Oct. 27 Brewster, Henry P. Yelasco, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Applvimr for a |>osition as secretarv of legation at Washington, [D. 
C] a; L. S. 2 p. ' 854 

1S3S Oct. 21 Bow-L. [Cherokee Xation, Texas.] To [Alexander?] 
Horton, [Xacogdoches? Texas.] 

Assurances of co-operation and protection in running the line. 

Copy[?] 1 p. 855 

1S3S 0(i. 27 EoBixsox, James W. Gonzales, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston. [Texas.] 
Frontier conditions: adjournments of court to fight the Comanclic; 
suggestions for frontier defence and vigorous prosecution of the war 
with Mexico; his own- attitude toward the proposal of liimself as a can- 
didate for the chief justiceship of tlie Supreme Coiirt. A. L. S. 2 p. 

85i3 

[ISSSOrf.?] ITaxsford, [John^:\[. Houston?] Texas. To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Houston? Texas.] 
Suggestions for tlie cal)inet and the coUectorship of San Augustine. 
A. \. S. 1 p. 857 

[1S3S Orf,'^\ AxoxvMors. 

"Texas"; the withdrawal of the application for annexation. Xews- 
pajier (lipping. 

"From the G1o1h\" 858 

1S3S Xnr. 1 Mr-KEKX. Thomas C. Cohnubus. G.^orgia. To :\[[irn- 
bcau ] I^ unnapartel i.aiiiar, | Houston, Tt'.\a>. | 
Apitlicatii)n for a patent for a process of raising ^unken vessels. A. 
L. S. 1 p. 85'.> 



Papers of ^Eikabhau Buoxapauti: La^far lOT 

1S3S Nov. 3 Yax Xkss, Janios. Columljii?, Georgia. To M[iraljoau] 
B[iionaparte| Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Bespeaking a friendly interest in tlie writer's younger Ijrotlier [Corne- 
lius Van Xess, of Bexar?] ; congratulations upon election. A. L. S. 4 p. 

SCO 

1S38 Nov. 3 Hicks, AV[illia]m B. Shelbyville, Texas. To Jolni M. 
Hansford, Houston, Texas. 

Henderson's trial in the District Court of Shel])y County; impressions 
of Judge Branch; [William P.] Anderson for Attorney General of the 
Republic; Judge Eains; legal l)usiness. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Xote of Hansford [c. Xov. 5?] appended. 8G1 

1S38 Nov. 3 Hamiltox, J[ames.] Savannah, Georgia. To ]\r[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lanuir, [Houston, Texas.] 
The death of his son in Savannah of yellow fever; an unsuccessful 
attempt, with Burnley, to secure a loan from the Bank of the United 
States; the influence of the present status of the Texian question, 
coupled with the slave question; hopes from the moral influence of 
Lamar's administration; the armed steamer Charleston secured through 
the aid of James Holford, English banker; her cost in Texas bonds and 
in L^nited States currency; her history, equi})ment, refitting, and arma- 
ment; hopes to get her into the Gulf in time to prevent ^Mexican block- 
ade of the Texas ports-; Oapt. Pennoyer; suggestion for her use as a 
passenger and mail boat between Xew Orleans and Galve>ton ; hopes for 
the confirmation in secret session of Burnley and Williams's contract 
with Holford; his own and Holford's ]:>lan to visit Texas; suggestion for 
an act of Congress conferring upon Holford and himself the right to 
hold real estate in Texas, or citizenship upon Holford ; precautions 
against the possibility of the Charleston's stoppage by the ^Lexican ^lin- 
ister for alleged Ijreach of neutrality; advice for the formal withdrawal 
of the application for annexation and the culti^•ation of fiiendly relations 
with the Lnited States, to secure recognition by France and Juigland ; 
intiinsic advantages of separate Texan sovereignty to Texas herself, and 
to the South when driven by the Xorth into separation ; sugo-<,»stions for 
the inaugural address; praise of Burnley; Williams; Biddle's intention 
to take the loan ])rovided under act of ^lay 1(). LSo8 ; suggestive draft 
for an additional act; personal good wishes. A. L. S. 1*^ p. 862 

1S3S Nov. h CiriLDUKSs. X. Selma, Alabama. To ^I[iral)eau] B[uon- 

aparte] Lamar, Houston. Texas. 

Liquiry regarding the prosjx^cts for medical practice and for a drug 

l)usiness in H(Miston ; the gloomv ])olitical pros])eit in the United States; 

|'>erM)nal matters and good wishes. A. T^. S. 2 p. S(]3 

/.V.7.S' [r. Nov. .7^1 Haxsfoki). J[ohn] ^L [Houston, Texas.] To 
|Mira!)eau l>u()na])arte I.amar, Houston. Texas.] 

Indorsing Judge W'illinni V. Anderson foi- alhu-nev i:* ni ra] of tb(> 
Ut^public, Colonel Kennet L. Andorson lor c-hief justice jol' San Auu'us- 
tiiK* ('(uinty|. and William !\ind)ro. lat(> sluM-iiV of San Augustine 
< ounty, for collector of customs. .\. I.. S. 1 p. 

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108 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

1S3S Xoi\ 5 Brigiiam, A[?a.] Houston, [Texas.] To ]Miraboaii 
[Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
DenyiniT ever luivin<j promised support to G-rayson; relations with 
Grayson : a meetin<r in Houston of Grayson's friends after his death ; 
his own personal ohlia'ation to Lamar; his hope to be continued in his 
present office. A. L. S. 3 p. 865 

[1S3S c. Xoi\ 5? Leger, Theodore. Brazoria?] 

Draft for a farewell address of the Vice-President to the Senate. 
A. Df. 6 p. 

Cf. no. 867. . ^ * 866 

[18SS Xor. 5 LA:\rAR, ^[iraheau Buonaparte. Houston, Texas.] 

Farewell address to the Senate upon liis withdrawal as president 

thereof. A. Df. 13 p. 

Mutilated; cf. no. 866. „ 867 

1838 Nov. 7 Henderson, J[ames] Pinckney. Paris, [France.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
A commercial agreement between France and Texas virtually con- 
cluded; terms; a copy to be sent later; comparison with tlie Enoflish 
agreement; reasons for not waiting for further instructions. A. L. S. 
4 p. ' 868 

1838 Xov. 8 Hunt, ^Eemucan. Clinton, Mississippi. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Personal movements and plans; pleasure at the growing confidence 
in the Texas government since Lamar's election ; dissatisfaction witli the 
terms of a loan said to have been negotiated with the Pennsvlvania Bank 
of the United States. A. L. S. 4 p. " 869 

1838 Xor. 9 Lamar, G[azaway] B. Savannah, [Georgia.] To ]\r[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [LTouston, Texas.] 
Repeating a former suggestion for the inaugural address and for 
public policy; inouiry regarding land scrip; religious exhortation; per- 
sonal religious experience and family affliction; application for tlie con- 
sulship at Savannah. A. L. S. (Carbon.) 7 p. 870 

1S3S Xov. U Xeill, A[ndrew?] San Antonio de Bexar, [Texas.] To 
James Kerr, Houston, [Texas.] 
Apf)li(ation for indorsement for district attorney of the Fourth Judi- 
cial I district to succe<^d Van Xess ; possible opposition; the importance 
to the \Ve>t of measures for frontier protection; personal plans and mr-- 
sag.'s. A. L. S. 2 p. 871 

183S Xov. L't . Henderson, [James Pinckney.] Paris, [France.] To 
^l[ irabcnu] B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Houston], Texas. 
Communicating a translated copy of tlie terms of tlie Franco-Texan 
coinuMTiial ;igrt"<Miient ; comnicnt upon the mo>t fa\'i)ri'il nation <-la!i-<^ 
and 'l'('\;in policy; the neccssitv for excln<1iiig in ;iU commercial treaties 
\t'--cl' maniU'd by free negro or mulatto cj'Cws; a letter to Jones urging 
tlii- iind ctTort t(» -crurc free navigation of the IJed and the Mi.-sissinpi 
Pi\tM'; the Initcd States' contention for free navigation of the St. Law- 
r^uii" a prdc.icMt. A. Tj. S. 3 p. 87"3 



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1S3S Nov. 15 XoRTH, Stephen B. ^Mobile, [Alabama.] . To M[ira- 
beau] B[uoiiapartel Lamar, [Houston, Texa.s.] 
Statement of term.- upon which lie is willing to come to Houston for 
dental work. A. L. S. 2 p. ST3 

1S38 Nov. 15 Bradford, Tho[mas] M. Montgomery, Alabama. To 

^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Urging an expedition for the conquest of Mexico, headed by Lamar, 

Hamilton of South Carolina, or Gaines of the United States Army; the 

certainty of monev and recruits from the United States. A. L. S. 2 p. 

87-4 

1838 Nov. 10 McLeod, H[ugh.] Headquarters, Nacogdoches, [Texas.] 
To [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Houston, Texas.] 
Late military movements to ascertain the facts in view of suspicions 
of the Cherokee; difficulties in recruiting; General [Rusk's] military 
plans; his letter to ^Lijor Burton; inclosing a letter, ''a sample of what 
are received daily''; investigations of its truth today; personal plans; 
information regarding the Indians which cannot be imparted by letter; 
disgust at [Houston's] Indian policy. A. L. S. 2 p. 875 

1838 Nov. 17 Rusk, Tho[mas] J, [Headquarters], Xacogdoch.es, 
[Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Good wishes for Laniards administration; dangers from the present 
Indian troubles; difficulties in recruiting; a request that Congress be 
urged to provide for effective militia organization and for a permanent 
force against the Indians ; his own letters to the Secretary of War 
[Hockley] and to Major Burton; a suggestion for demanding of the 
United States the reuioval of the United States Indians from Texas 
according to the treaty [of 1831.] A. L. S. 2 p. 876 

1838 Nov. 20 Rusk, Tho[mas] J. Shawnee Tcv^^n. [Texas.] To [:,rira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

The frieudly professions of tlie Shawnee chief [Elanie] ; impressions 
of the Xorthern Indians; the importance of vigorous -preparations for 
defence to avoid the crisis inevitably attendant upon a ^[exican advance ; 
suggestions for Congressional measures and a defensive program. A. 
L. S. 2 p. " 

A letter of H[ugh] McLeod appended; sec no. 878. 877 

1838 Nov. 20 Rusk. Tlio[mas] J. Shawnee Town, [Texas.] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte Lamar, Houston, Texas.] 

A permanent force among the Shawnee necessarv to make them act 
as fairlv as thev talk; Elanie, the Chief; the thermometer at zero. 
A. L. S: 1 p. * • 

Appended to no. 877. 878 

1838 Nov. 20 ;M()ni:LA\n, Josi-yili. Irwintnii, [Georgia?] To ^[[ira- 
beau] B[uon;ipartf I Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing Gi<leon Hall. A. L. S. 1 p. 870 



110 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

1S3S Xor. 20 I)L'XirA:^[. Gco[rgo] AV. Riecboro, [Georgia.] To Mira- 
beaii [Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Repeating the inquiry in his letter of Aug. [2?] regarding his Texas 
land serip. A. L. S. 2 p. 880 

183S Xov. 20 :\rAsox. John T. Xew York, [Xew York.] To Mira- 
bcau [Bnon;i|)arte] Lamar, [Houston], Texas. 
Introducing Alphonse de Saligny. A. L. S. 1 p. 881 

ISSS Xov. 21 :\[cLi:0D, H[iigh.] Headquarters, Port Caddo, [Texas.] 
To Charles A. Sewell, Shreveport, [Louisiana.] 
Remonstrance, ])y order of General Rusk, against Sewell's furnishing 
United States arms and ammunition to the Caddo Indians, in viola- 
tion of the treaties of the United States; copies of this letter sent also 
to tlie connnandants of Forts Jesup and Towson. A. Df. 3 p. 882 

IS3S Xov. 21 Hamiltox, W[illia]m T. :\[obile, Alabama. To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Inquiry regarding the prospect of success in the establishment of a 
prejtaratory school, to be gradually raised to college rank, and for work 
as a clergyman, etc.: reference to Dr. "\V[illis] Roberts and to the Rev. 
:Mr. xVUen, chaidain to [the House.] A. L. S. 3 p. 883 

ISSS Xov. 21 McLeod, Hugh. Headquarters, Port Caddo, [Texas.] 
To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Inclosing his own letter to Sewell of [X-ov. 21] ; Sewell's inhuman 
remarks; Dyer's rendezvous at Clarksville and despatch of Torrance's 
detachment against the Caddo near Port Caddo ; Rusk's approval of his 
orders to follow them, if necessary, into Ignited States territory: plans 
for a caiii]>aign with Dyer on Trinity and Cross Timbers; the friendli- 
ness of the Shawnee; personal message. A. L. S. 3 p. 88i 

ISSS Xov. 22 Webb, W. C. Georgetown, Kentucky. To M[ira])eau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing his nephew, David K. AVcbb : congratulations upon elec- 
tion: rifolkntion of being the first to oiler congratulations ''on a former 
iatcroting (uva-ion in Perrv Countv, Alabama, in 1826.'' A. L. S. 1 p. 

885 

IS.^S Xov. 2S PoRTis. D. Y. San Antonio, [Texas.] To :\r[irabeau] 

r>| u.»naparte| Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

IndorsiuLT Andrew Xeill for district attorney of tlie Fourth Judicial 

Di.-triet: rumor of an insurrection on the Mexican frontier. A. L. S. 

1 p. 88(1 

[/,sVfVr. Xov.2S} Jacksox CorxTY. [Texas] Cttizexs (S. U-.m^x and 

Otll.TSL 

R<'iO!uiiU'n«bi!i(»n to Congress of Fdijali Stap]) for c-lucf justice <^f 
Ja.k-on Couiuv in phu-c of Patrick I'shcr. 1). S. 2 p. 

With no. .s>s. ' 887 

iS./N' Xov. Jl St.\i>i., Klijali. Farmers Delight, Jackson Countv. 
|'i'c\ii>. I To .Inincs Kerr, Houstctu, Texas. 
IiH lo-iiig. iin- u-e in (.-ase of Csher's fulltllinu- his axowed intention tt> 






Papers of :Mir.vbeau Buoxaparte La:mar 111 

nsiirn, a recommendation of himself for chief justice of Jackson Connty 
]i\- citizens of the county; precedents for the chief justice's residence 
ris«nvliere than at the county seat : Linn^s retention of his seat in Con- 
irress; a message to Holms regarding the cliange of venue in the suit 
oi James v. James; exhortation to "put down all unconstitutional laws 
and build good Holsome ones on the ruins therof." A. L. S. 2 p. 
Inclosu>^, 2 p.; see no. 887. 888 

ISSS Nov. 23 Kaufman, D[avidl S. [Houston, Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Declining the invitation to address the Texas Philosophical Society 
on [Nov. 2-4] ; his own interest in the Societv "in its infancy." A. 
.V. S. 2 p. 

Superscription: "To the Hon. Mirabeau B. Lamar President of the 
Texas Philosophical Society." 889 

ISSS Nov. 23 McLeod, H[ugh.] Headquarters, Port Caddo, [Texas.] 
To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
An expected bloody fight with the Caddo on Laiited States ground; 
his year's salary due to be sent his mother in case of his death; posi- 
tions of Capt. Tarrant and the Indians. A. L. S. 1 p. 890 

[1838 c. Nov. 25r\ Hexrie, Arthur. [Xew Orleans, Louisiana.] 
Announcing the opening of his agency for Texas trade. Broadside. 
]\it]i no. 892. _ 891 

1818 Nov. 25 Hexrte. John M. Xew Orleans. [Louisiana.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonapaite] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Inclosing a business announcement of his father, Arthur Henrie, 
and asking for him the appointment as consul to Xew Orleans; per- 
sonal business plans. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Inclosure, broadside; ^ee no. 891. 892 

1838 Nov. 25 Palmer, Y. K. Bastrop, [Texas.] To :\[[iraheau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar. Houston, Texas. 

Heporting Indian attacks in and al)out Bastrop: pursuit; his own 

intention to remove to their old range tlie Tonkawa and Lipan Indians 

t'licamped on the Colorado a])Ove and l)elow the village. A. L. S. 2 p. 

893 

183S Nov. 27 Siiixx. Wilson Kivk, Hugh Crolley. and Xorth Evaxs. 
[Clarksburg, Virginia.] 

Petition to the Congress of Texas for the incorporation of "Shinn's 
Colorado Xavigation Company" to <-lear out the raft in the Colorado 
hMvcr, with the e.\clusi\e privilege, of navigation of the Colorado for 
^birty years after the c-onijjletion of the work. I). vS. 2 p. 

Appended letter, 1 p; .ycc no. 8i)~). 801 

''^3s N(/v. 27 Sinvx. AVil~on l\|ii'<.l Clarksburg. Virginia. To 
M-firabeaii] 1)1 uon,ai)art<' | Lainai-. llon^ion. [Texas.] 
>^ending the petition of hini>elf and a^-OL-iates | Xov. 27] to Congress 
*"i* the incorporation of "Shinn's Colorado Xavigation ("oni[)any," with 



112 Texas Library and Historical Com^iission 

the request for its pre>entation to Congres? and for the enlistment of 
the interest of the representative of Houston. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Appended to no. 894. 895 

1838 Nov. 27 Palmer, V. R. Bastrop, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[iionaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Suggestions regarding a possible draft "on this Brigade"; frontier 
conditions, prospects, and hopes for Government protection; "a plat nf 
this section of the countr}-" in preparation, indicating points suggest^.] 
for military stations: friendliness of the Comanche, Tonkawa, and Lipan; 
depredations supposedly by Northern tribes, Waco, Tawakoni, etc. : a 
ranging party setting out today. L. S. 2 p. S9G 

1838 Nov. 28 Potter, Eeuben "SI. Velasco, [Texas.] To M[irabeaul 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Eecommending James Gourley, late of ^latamoros, to succeed Fulton 

as collector of the port of Aransas; reference to members of Congr^-s 

for corroboration. A. L. S. 2 p. 89 T 

1838 Nov. 28 Evans, M. F. T. Cheraw, South Carolina. To M[ir<b 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Application for an appointment in the Texas Xavv. A. L. S. 1 p. 

898 

{1838^ Nov. 29 Iriox, E[obert] A. [Houston, Texas.] To Anson 
Jones, [Washington, D. C] 
Instructing him to notify the United States government of the maihi- 
nations of the Caddo and request their expulsion from Texas; the mis- 
sion of Miracle to them and to the Cherokees. Copy (extract). 1 p. 
. Appended to no. 597; printed: Diplomatic correspondence, I, 3."o. 

8;'9 

1838 Dec. 1 White, David. Mobile, [Alabama.] To M[iraboauj 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing James ^f. ^lalone, of ^Fobile, visiting Texas on busini'-- 
for eastern capitalists. L. S. 1 p. 90" 

1838 Dec. 1 ^IcLkod, H[ugh]. Headquarters, near Port Cadd'\ 
[Texas.] To [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Houston, Texas.] 
The pursuit of tlie Caddo into Louisiana: parley with Cissany, ti.' 
chief; the armistice at Shreveport: intended junction with Dyer <\y-'- 
Baker at Clarksville and pursuit of the nuiin body of the Caddo at tr" 
Three Forks of Trinity, uncUn- Tarshar: the duty of the Fnited Stni - 
to remove the Cherokee, Koasati, Shawnee, Choctaw, Kickapoo, Ala- 
bama, and Caddo Indians: suggestions for frontier defence; ap})ri"b«n- 
sion of trouble with tlie Cherokee from ''Hotspur'" movements in Xac-'- 
doches County; liope for a "forcible and enl'orcible" militia law: •:!;■ 
gust at Wharton's resolution | Nov. (;], reu^arding an appeal to the p^i' ; 
lie; wish for ''';i Despoi's pMw.i-, lo /'//*(■(' some (jdilant freemen to deft-". 
their Country*': the disonihrallnu'nt of Congro-.- : ibe President's "!:■• 
suiting response'' to their joint resolution | Nov. ") ] expressing tlus 
readiness to receive a "irriftcn coniniunieation.-' A. L. S. 11 i). '.'"' 



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iS-uS Dec. 4 ALDnrcr[, Collin. ^lustano: Prairie, Houston County, 

[Texas.] To ^[irabeau Bfuonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Urging tlie justice of his continuance in the office of chief justice of 

IFonston County, in view of his service in organizing it; his supporters 

and opponents. A. L. S. 2 p. 902 

ISoS Dec. 4 Leverixg, .Torh]n. Pichmond, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Col. Handv's danorerous illness; small hope of recovery. A. L. S. 
1 p. " ^ ^903 

IS3S Dec. 5 Baylor, P[ohert] E[mmet] B[ledsoe.] Mobile, [Ala- 
bama.] To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Introducing Mr. Foster, of Mobile. A. L. S. 1 p. 904 

1S3S Dec. 5 Hotchkiss, A[rchibald.] Houston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
bcau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
History of the Cherokee settlement in East Texas and his own con- 
nection therewith as agent for David G. Burnet. A. L. S. -i p. 905 



JSS8 Dec. 6 Hexrie, John 'M. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To M[ira- 
• beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Change in business plans since his letter [of Xov. 25]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

906 

1S3S Dec. 7 'Tax Xoutwick[?] Decatur, Alabama. To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar], Houston, Texas. 
Describing a rapid-fire gun of his own invention, and requesting 
directions for sending a sample for examination with a view to seeming 
a patent in Texa- ; reference to Dr. Jack Shackelford of Courtland, Ala- 
bama, late of the Texas army. A. L. S. 2 p. 907 

ISSS Dec. S Queer, J[ohn] A. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonapartej Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Pecommending K. L.' Anderson for chief justice of San Aug^u-tine 
County, if the ollice is adjudged legally vacant. A. L. S. '2 p. 908 

ISJS Dec. S HrxT. :y[emucan. Jackson, :\ri:-sissi])pi. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, TL)iiston, [T(>\as, | 
Introducin'Z Dr. E. E. Sjado, of Cohnid)iis. ^[issis-ippi. A. L. S. 1 ]X 

909 

\1S3S Dec. S?] Bee. Barnard E. [Houston, Texas.] To [Mirabeau 

liuonaparte] Lamar, | Houston. Texas.] 

Suggestions foi- tiic Cabinet; smding an article from the Xeir Ynrl- 

>{'n\ "whicli mav make it necessarv to alter the [)hraseoh)gv oL' ^(mr 

address." A. X.\S. 2 p. ^" "^ ':»10 

IS.yS Dec. S Si'AiMA l''E>rAEE >roni:T, Sc'iiooE. Sparta, ]r;in<t^i-k 
County, ( leoru'ia. 
Announcement. Pi in ted, 2 p. 
AppnKli'd to no. W.)2. 911 



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ISSS Dec. 9 Taylor, John W. Galveston, [Texas.] To Miralicau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
The destitution of the Navy, especially the Naval Station at Gaivc^ 
ton; reference to Captain Wheelwright. A. L. S. 2 p. 1)12 

[1838? Dec. 10?] Lamar, :\nrabcau Buonaparte. Houston, Texas.] 
'•'The Inaugural Address of ]\ri]-abeau B. Lamar, President of the Pio- 

public of Texas, To both Houses of Congress. By order of Congress. 

Houston. [Date torn away.]'^ Pamphlet, lip. 913 

A copy, 17 p., in no. 361, p. 59-75; see also Senate Journal 3 Cong. 

1 sess., 1838, Dec. 10. 

\1SS8? Dec. 10? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Houston, Texas.] 

Xotes [for tlie Inaugural address?] on the annexation of Texas. A. 
Df. of Lamar and W. Jefferson Jones. 7p. 911 

1838 Dec. 10 Burdgess, John. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeaul 

B[uouaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Inclosing, -with a request for an opinion, a document setting forth a 

plan for introducing .2.000 families from Scotland into Texas. A. L. S. 

Ip. ' 915 

[1838 Dec. 10] Burdgess, John. [Houston, Texas.] 

"Project for the Introduction of 2,000 families into the Eepublick of 
Texas"' from Scotland. Copy? 2p. 91G 

1838 Dec. 10 Bexxet, Y[alentine.] Pine Point, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uouaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Requesting tlie remittance of money to pay for provisions to enable 
him to obey the order of Quartermaster W[illia.]m G. Cooke to go to 
Bexar with Colonel L. Wells's troops, to provide for them. L. S. 1]». 

917 

1838 Dec. 12 T[Tr.o:^[i>sox]. H[enrv.] Executive Department, Houston. 
[Texas.] To A'[alcntino] Bonnet, [Pine Point, Texas.] 
Authorizing drafts ; condition of the fund? at the Executive's disposal : 
answering Bennet to Lamar, 1838, Dec. 10. A. Df. S. Ip. 918 

1838 Dm. 12-18 [TuoMPSOX. Henry. Houston, Texas.] 

Accounts. A. D. 2 p. ^ 919 

1838 De<\ 13 CirAPP[:LL, A. H. Tacksnn, Bntts County, Georgia. T'> 

^Firaljoau B[uon;u->arte] Lamar, [Honston. Texas.] 

Introducing ITonry S. ^lavs. and requesting Lamar's aid in efforts to 

secure land due tlie estate oL" bis 1)rot]HM\ ibo late Samuel A. I. ^lays. <'f 

tlic Georgia Battalion, n Gojiad victim. A. L. S. 2p. " 90'^ 

183^^ Drc. 13 Dawsox. W[il]i;i!m C. Wnddn-Tion. [D. C] To yi\v- 
beau I n| uon;ii>arte I Eiim;;!', | lloju-ton, Tcxa-. | 
Introducing M. C. Stanley. A. L. S. Ip. 9-31 



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1S3S Dec. IS Sjt.attox, George S. Houston^ [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Iloaston, Texas.] 
Applying for appointment as comptroller. A. '^. S. Ip. 92-2 

ISSS Dec. 13 :\rcLEOD. Jo[li]n D. Senate Chamber, [Houston Texas.] 
To MirabeaiT B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Houston^ Texas.] 
Announcing the confirmation by tlie Senate of Barnard E. Bee as 
Secretary of State, Albert Sidney Johnston as Secretary of War, Memii- 
can Hunt as Secretary of tlie Xavy, and John C. Watrous as Attorney 
General. A. L. S. 1 p. " 923 

ISSS Dec. IM EvERiTT, Sftcphen] H. Senate Chamber, [Houston, 
Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Houston. Texas.] 

Remonstrance against Lamars expressed intention to supersede [Wil- 
liam] Bryan in the New Orleans agency by a man '^Vho has stood coldly 
looking on with his arms folded regardless of our success or failure/' 
A. L. S. 3p. 

"Strictly confidential.^' • 924 

ISSS Dec. IJ^ McCarty, 0. F. Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for the position of private secretary. A. N. S. Ip. 925 

ISSS Dec. 15 Brigha:.:. A[sa.] Treasurer's Office, Houston, [Texas.] 
To Mirabeau B[uonaparto] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Congratulations upon accession to the presidency and the choice of a 
cabinet; his own office ready for inspection. N. S. 1 p. 926 

ISSS Dec. 15 Lively, Gco[ri:!e] W. LTouston, [Texas.] To ]^[[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston,] Texas. 
Application for appointment as consul at New Orleans. A. L. S. 3p. 

927 

ISSS Dec. 15 XoRMAx, Steel & Co. New Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 

^[[irabeau] B[uonaparto] Lamar. [LTouston, Texas.] 

Presenting a knife with tlie ^*Star of Texas upon one of its blade-; witli 

the words ^Texas Congress Knife'. . . . similar to the one now 

used in the Congress of the Hnited States." L. S. Ip. 92S 

l-'^SS Dec. 17 Butler. A[ntlionv.] Houston, [Texas.] To [All)ert Sid- 
ney] Jolmston. [Houston, Texas.] 
Enclosing a letter from ^fcClellan to Lamar withdrawing his candi- 
dacy for the coUectorship of ^NFatagorda ; ]\[cCl(dlan*s personal exprcs.-i'^n 
to Lamar in favor of Tliomas AfarsliaU Duke. A. L. S. Ip. 92!> 

/.s^->.^' Dec. 17 S:\rrTit Brenjamin] E., Moselev IkVkf.r, and others. Hous- 
ton, [Texns.] " 
Petition to ^[[irabeim] 1* riionapai-te] Lniuar, praying for tlie refeu- 
lion of Tliomas Toliy in ih.i^ X.^w Clidciiis (on^iihite. |). S. 2i\ ''•''"* 

JSSS Dec. 17 I'^lsK. Gn^enlier. PeiMe^t^itative Hal!. Houston. [T.'xa^.] 
To [AFirabeau l)U<)na[)arte Lamar, Houston, I'exas. | 
Indorsing C:iptain \ . W. PalnuM- for a ('(■»?nmission in the regular army 
to be raised for t!ie frcMitier. A. X. S. Ip. 9.")1 



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ISJS Dec. 17 BuKLKSox, Edw[ar]a. Jlou.^ton, [Texas.] To M[irabeiui! 

B[iionaparteJ Lamar, f Houston, Texas.] 

Indorsing C'apt. V. R. Palmer for a captaincy in the regular army to 

be raised for the frontier and stationed at or near San Marcos. A. N. S. 

Ip. 93.2 

1S38 Dec. 17 :^^0SELY, J. W. Auditor's Office, Houston, [Texas.] Tu 
^[[irat)eau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Eequesting instructions regarding the accounts and vouchers of Colonel 
William P. Miller, presented in the Spring of 1837. A. X. S. Ip. 

933 

1838 Dec. 17 Caxales. Ant[oni]o. Peynosa, [Mexico.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Llouston, Texas.] 
The progress and prospects of the revolution of the jSTorthem villas in 
favor of the Federal System; a request for the apprehension of traders 
bringing horses and mules without a passport signed bv Canales or his 
deputy. A. L. S. 2p. 

Jn Spanish; indorsed: "Lie Vic Canaliso Pevnosa Mexico. . . ." 

934 

1838 Dec. IS Greex, Ivollock H. Macon, Georgia. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Pequesting advice regarding the advisability of coming to Texas to he- 
gin tlie practice of medicine. A. L. S. Ip. 935 

1838 Dec. 10 Brigha:.!^ A[sa.] Treasurer's Office, Houston, [Texas.] 
To ]\[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Pequesting instructions regarding the payment of drafts filed in the 
Treasurers Office ])y ^^Fajor F. S. Gray as administrator of ''the succes- 
sion of deceased soldiers'' ; appending an order of Houston [Feb. 23] for- 
bidding the payment of Gray's claims. L. S. Ip. 93(i 

1838 Dec. 20 Vax Xess, C'[ornelius], and J[ose] A. Xavarro. Hou-toii. 

[Texas.] To ]\f[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texa-. | 

Indorsing William H. Daingerfield. of San Antonio, for notary pub'ir 

of Bexar County. L. S. Ip. 937 

1S3S Dec. .20 Laxe. Jo[hln W. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To M[ifa- 
beau] ])[uonaparte I Liimrir. [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing Dowing Cri-{). late of London. A. L. S. Ip. 93S 

1S3S Die. JO Gkay. F. S. Hoii-ton, [Texas.] To :\r[ira1)eau] B[uon;i- 
])arti'| L:Miiar. Houston, | 'I'exiis. | 
On the drafts ];!-:ic(mI hv him-df in the Treasurv. the payment of whirh 
was interdifUMl by Pre-ideiit Houston. A. L. S. l]). 9-)'.' 

1S3S Dec. jn HocKt.i-v. (h'(^| r-jv] \V. Ot'ib.i.'Mn-e Hrrnrtiui'tit, [Hou-tcu. 

Texa^.l 'i^) Arihorll Si.lm^v .lolm^tnu. |H..u>t(Mi. Tcxp.s.] 

Itie]o>in:r the n;n'(- of hi- own r> poi't as Srci-t,'tarv of War in relation i" 

the (')r(lnanc(^ Dcpartnuiit : rcpair-s nnd athlitional e(pii[)ment neeess;!rv 

in the wo!k<liop< ;it th'^ Armory. Copy. 1 p. 910 



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;^'.;s' Di'c. .20 Seijrixg. C. C\ Charleston, [South Carolina.] To :\rira- 
heaii B[nonaparte] T.aniar, [Honston, Texas.] 
Senclin_S2,' two new^^paiiers eontaininir an artiele on city interments; sug- 
;:.:-tions for prohibitive le.ui slat ion : the siihsidence of the ^[exican-Indian 
( vitement near XacoLidoehes: the iinportanec of keeping down such 
nuiiors: free bankino- institutions; l[andy'"s illness; the needs and pros- 
Ttects of Texas. A. L. S. 3p. ^ ' 941 

ISIS Dec. 20 Shaw. Jafmels, and G. W. Htt.l, Houston. [Texas.] To 

]\r[irabean] B[nona])arte] Lamar. [Houston, Texas.] 

"Recommendation oi officers for companies to operate east and west of 

rlie Brazos in Eobcrtson and ^[ilam Counties for frontier protection. 

L. S. 2p. 912 

1S3S Dec. 20 :\rcLEOD, H[ugh.] Twentv-iive miles west of Clarksville, 
[Texas.] To ]\[irabeaa B[nonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

His own three weeks" disability; plans; Husk's junction with the Army 
at the Elm Fork of Trinity: Indian deinTdations; plans and hopes for 
the campaign: Baker's movements as reported in the Telegraph; Tar- 
rant^s volunteers: a reqnest for an installment of pay; a postscript of 
later date regardimx a murder [bv Indians ?] A. L. S. 4p. 

"Private.'' ^ "^ 943 

I'^SS Dec. 21 Taylor. Thomas. Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] To 
^[[irabeau] B[nonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Request for information regarding a patent or other governmental in- 
ducement to introduce into Texas a newly invented and patented machine 
for making pressed brick. A. L. S. 2 p. 944 

ms Dec. 21 Whartox. W[illia]m H. [Houston, Texas.] To [:\[ira- 
beaii Buonaiiarte Lamar, Honston, Texas.] 
Requesting him to soiul in the nomination of Col. [\Yilliam T.] Aus- 
tin as collector of A^elasco to-day. A. X. S. Ip. 945 

1S3S Dec. 21 :\rcLE0D, Jo[h]n H. Senate Chamber. [Houston, Texas.] 
To Mirabeau B[uona])arte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Announcing tiie confirmation of the nomination of William T. Austin 
a? collector at Velasco. A. L. S. Ip. 946 

[IS.'.S c. Drc. 21] AxoN'Y>[ors. [Houston? Texas.] 

Xotes [for the President's annual message to Cona^ress] on a national 
bank. T)f. 8p. 

Corrected by Lamar. 947 

IS.lS Drc. 21 Lamar, :\[irabeau B[uonaparte.] Houston [Texas.] 

^'^Fessage of the President, submiited \o both ILuises, December 21, 
1S38. Published bv order of Coniriess. Houston. ISoS." Pamphlet. 
32p. 

A co])y, ;h p., in no. ;b;i. ]>. rr-iio. ois 

JSoS Dec. 22 STOfT, Sarah P. Cluu'lottesville, A'irgmia. To [Alira- 
heau I>uonapart(> Lani:ir], Houston, [Texas.] 

Request for infoi'mation regar<lin'^ the fate of' her hrotliers, Isaiah, 
Rhilander, and Geoiiio Stout, survev()rs. A. L. S. 1 p. 919 



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ISSS Dec. 22 Birdsall. Jo[h]n. Houston, [Texas.] To ]\r[irabeaii] 

B[iioiiaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Reporting the decision in the case of JR. ^E. Williamson v. the Ee- 

pu])lic; the plaintiff's intention to appeal to the Supreme Court. A. 

L. S. 1 p. 950 

1S3S Dec. 22 Hockley, Geo[rofe] W. Ordnance Department, ^[Hous- 
ton, Texas.] To A[lbert] Sidney Johnston, [Houston, Texas.] 

Transmitting an estimate of the cost of machinery necessary for the 
Department. Copy. 1 p. 

Including the appended estimate; see no. 963. 951 

1SS8 Dec. 23 Eoyall, R[ichard] R. Bingham's, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonapaite] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Introducing JoIjii F. C. Henderson and indorsing him for chief justice 
of ^Fatagorda County. A. L. S. 1 p. 952 

18SS Dec. 23 JoirxsTO>7, A[lbert] Sidney. Department of War, [Hous- 
ton, Texas.] To Miraheau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Comanche depredations since his own letter of the 18th ; orders issued : 
recommendations for defence. L. S. 3 p. 953 

1S3S [before Dec. 2J^] Waller^ Edwin, and others. Brazoria and ad- 
jacent counties, [Texas.] 

Petition to Congress, praying for an act to permit William Stafford, 
a fugitive from justice for killing — Moore, to return home, exempt 
from judicial prosecution. Copy. 3 p. 

Frefixed to no. 958. 954 

1S38 Dec. 2Jf Ciiixx, R. H. ^ew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To [Miraheau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Introducing S. P. Andrews, of Xew Orleans. A. L. S. 1 p. 955 

183S Dec. 2Jf Amory, [XathanieL] Department of State, Houston, 
[Texas.] 
Certificate in regard to the placing of the bill ^'precluding Aliens 
from office*' before the President. A. D. S, 1 p. 956 

183S Drc. 2'^ Lamar. G[azaway] B. Washington, [D. C] To Mira- 
bcau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Recomniendins: the reappointment of A. T. Burnley as loan agent of 
Texas. A. L. S*. 1 p. '^ 957 

[1838 Dec. 20] House of REPRKSEXXATiyES. [Houston, Texas.] 
Resolution, recommending William Stafford for executive clemency. 

Copy. 1 p. 

See no. 951. 958 

783S Drr, 27 :\roRGAX, J[ainos.] Xow Washing-ton, [Texas.] To 

M[ifah(\iu| B[nona]>artc| Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Suggesting that James Treat, of New York, he sent to ^lexico as ii 

secret agent of Texas, to bring about overtures of peace from ^Fexico on 

the basis of a purchase by Texas of her own territory. A. L. S. 2 p. 

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7.^^^ Dec. 2S Stewart, Charles B. ;^[ontgomcrv, [Texas.] To ^Nfira- 

bean B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Felicitations npon accession to the |)residency ; the need of a notary 

public in the conntv; the present county clerk indorsed for notary. 

A. L. S. 3 p. ^ "^ 960 

1S38 Dec. 28 Luzen[burg], C. P. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
[Richard G. Dunlap, Houston, Texas.] 
Recommending William Docker for the consulship at Liyerpool. A. 
L. S. 1 p. 961 

1838 Dec. 29 Crat^ford, John. British Consul's office, Xew Orleans, 
[Louisiana.] 
Certificate of the authenticity of diplomas of William Docker from 
the College of Surgeons in London and from the Medical Board of 
Louisiana and of his trustworthy character. D. S! (printed form filled 
out). 1 p. "^ 963 

1SS8 D'ec. 31 Hockley, Geo[rge] W. Ordnance Department, [Hous- 
ton, Texas.] To [Albert Sidney Johnston, Houston, Texas.] 

On repairs and additional equipment necessary for the workshops, 
(]uarters for enlisted men, and incidental expenses. Copy. 2 p. 

See no. 951. 963 

1838 Dec. 31 Hustox, Felix. Houston, [Texas.] To :\Iirabeau B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Proposing a military colony on or near the Rio Grande; conditions 
in Mexico, in Texas, and among the Indians. L. S. 13 p. 964 

[1838 Dec] Izod, James. [Houston, Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Communicating Huston's notice of absence on Galveston Island. A. 
X. S. 1 p. 965 

[1838? Dec.?] Forbes, Rob[er]t :\r. [Columbia? Texas.] To Mira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas. 
Frging the appointment of a notary' public at Columbia; the impor- 
tance of Columbia as a place of business. A. L. S. 1 p. 966 

[1838] Lawhox, Allen. [Houston? Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uon- 

aparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Requesting him to lay before Congress the claim of Gen. McDougal, 

Watson, and Wadsworth for outfit furnished Ward's and Wadsworth's 

companies on their departure for Texas. A. L. S. 7 p. 967 

[1838?] AXOXYMOUS. 

Xotes on the Pacific coast policy of Texas in relation to recognition 
by Russia. Df. 4 p. ' 968 

[1838? LA,^[AR, Mirabeaii Buonnpartf. iroii-ion, Tiwa-.] 

On the present condition and pros[)ccts ol' Texas. A. Df. 3 p. 969 

[1838? L.v:\rAR, ^[irabeau Buona]>arte. TIoiist(m, Texas.] 

Xotes on the organization aTid (lisjmsition of a force [for the protec- 
Hon of the frontier], and a military road. A. Df. 3 p. 970 



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[ISSS? La:\[ar, ^lirabeaii Buonaparte. Houston? Texas?] 
Notes on -^The Laws of Xations/' A. DL 3 p. OTl 

[ISSS?] Texas Congress. [Houston? Texas.] 

"x\ Bill To provide for the prompt relief of the Creditors of the 
Republic of Texas." Df. 6 p. DT? 

[1S3S or 1S39] Lamar, ]vlirabeau Buonaparte. Houston, Texas. 

Message to the House of Ee];)resentatives, transmittino- a letter from 
Licentiate Antonio Canales [Dec. IT, LS;3S?] in response to the PIoin*^ 
resolution callino- for a letter received from the commander of the tliir<l 
division of the Mexican Federalist Armv. A. Df. of J. B. Eansom. 
2 p. ' 9:3 

[1S3S or 1S39 Jacksox], P. [L. Columbus? Georgia?] To [:\[ira- 
beau Buonapartt*] Lanuir, [Houston? Texas.] 
Introducing George T. ^Vood. A. X. S. 1 p." 974 

[183S?] Kerr, James, and Jo[h]n P. Lixx. [Matagorda? Texas.] 
To [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Houston? Texas.] 
Indorsing Thomas M. Duke for appointment as collector of the port 
of Matagorda. L. S. 1 p. 9T5 

[1838?] AX0XY3I0US. 
On education. 9 p. 
2 p. A. Df. of W. Jefferson Jones; incomplete. 97G 

[18389] AX0XY3I0US. 
Texas as the property of the United States. Xewspaper clipping. 
Incomplete. 9TT 

[c. 183S? La:mar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

"Notes respecting the Consultation, Coss and the Convention — fi'orn 
Judge Grimes Montgomery." A. Df. 5 p. 97S 

1830 Jan.. 1 Saxds, Lewis H. Green Castle, Indiana. To [:Miral;e;iu 
Buonaparte Lamar], Houston, Texas. 
His own family connection and services to the United States govern- 
ment; inquirv regarding prospects for an armv appointment should lie 
emigrate to Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. ' 9:9 

1830 Jan. 1 HuxT, ^[emucan. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To ^lira- 
beau [Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston. Texas. 
Regret at unexpected delav in returning to Texas: favorable com- 
mouts upon the cabinet a]>pointments and the inaugural address; satis- 
faction with his own portfolio: purchase of Governiuent steamshi]-* aiu! 
sail boats; suggestion of Fairfax Catlett, late secretarv of legation at 
Washington, for consul general at Xew York; Wn()d|\v]a!'d, tlu^ la!' 
incumbent; suggestion for th(^ retention of Buridey as loan coinmi^- 
sioner; the desiraljilitv of i-hariering a joint stock bank on the ]»rin>i|'''' 
of the .Mississippi and Louisiana Union Banks; a message to the Cabin<t. 
A. L. S. 5 p. ' ^>'» 



Papers of ]\[irabI'Au Buoxaparte La^lar 121 

\lSo9] Jan. 1 Hunt, ]\Iemurai]. ^^ew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
Mirabeau [Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing Colonel Thomas J. Moore. A. L. S. 1 p. 081 

1S30 Jan. 2 Baker, Joseph. Indian A,2fency, San Antonio, [Texas.] 

To Mirabeau Bfuonapaite] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Report upon conditions on the frontier: the Comanche; the Lipan ; 

the Tonkawa; the children captured bv Indians at Gonzales. X. L. S. 

e p. ' 982 

1SS9 Jan. 2 Egberts, W[illis.] Galveston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

His own induction into office ; the selection of subordinates ; Joel 

[Roberts] the deputy collector; Dr. Kelton, the cashier, indorsed for 

notary public of the port. A. L. S. 1 p. 983 

1839 Jan. 2 Hammekex, Geo[rge] L[ouis.] Houston, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
A suggestion for a peace commission to be sent to Mexico, with him- 
self as one of the commissioners or as secretary; an offer to sell land to 
Lamar ; railroad projects ; relations Avith Manning «S: ^larshall, agents of 
the Barings. A. L.'S. 3 p. 981: 

1S39 Jan. 3 Perry, James F[ranklin.] Peach Point, near Quintana, 
Texas. To ^I[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Ui'ging reasons against the removal of the Custom-house from Quin- 
tana to Telasco; account of the selection of the present site; ^Moses 
Austin Brvan's movements; personal news and messaa-es. A. L. S. 3 p. 

985 

[1S39'] Jan. Jf. Everitt. S[tephen] II. [Houston, Texas.] To :\[[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lauiar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Announcing his own intention to oppose the nomination of Dr. 
A[shbel] Smith as surgeon-general, and of [James?] ^loraan [as navv 
acrent?] A. X. S. 2 p. ' ^ 

''•Confidential.'" ' 98G 

1S39 Jan. ^ WiriTiXG, Sam[ue]l. Houston, [Texas.] To :\[[iraheau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, | Houston, Texas.] 

Inclosing a copy of an unanswered letter to Bee; the loss sustained 

1)V himself in consequence of the printinii-'s lieinii- given to the I'dci/mjiJi. 

A. X. S. 1 p. ^ ■ 987 

[JS39 Jan. Jf? Lavfar, ^[ira])eau Buonaparte. PTou^ton, Texas.] 

Message to Congi-ess. vetoing the bill entitled "A'n Act to authiu'ize 
Matthew Caldwell to raise a companv of fiftv six inen.'^ A. Df. 2 p. 

988 

JS30 Jan. n :\rcGowAy. B. Galvc'^ton, [Tcwas.] To Mirab.^au l^'uon- 

a|)artc] Lainar, ll'tiHtnn, |'l\\\as. | 

Giving his I'nilfd Stales address in case he should ic wanted for 

work in the Xavv Department, on the boundary line, or on the niilitarv 

road. A. L. S. " 1 p. " 989 



122 Texas Library and HrsTORiCAL Co^nnssiox 

1SS9 Jan. 7 Dt'XT.ap, E[icliarcl] G. Treasury Dopartinent. [Houston, 
Texas.] To f;\[irabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Houston, Texas.] 
Indorsins: Colonel AVilliam P. Miller for chief justice of Victoria, to 
succeed Jolm Hays. A. X. S. 1 p. 900 

1839 Jan. 7 Dawsox. Jo[h]n B. St. Francisville, Louisiana. To 
Mirabeau [Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducino- ]\[r. Farrar, "my neighbour and friend'^; thanks for his 
own kind treatment while in Texas. A. L. S. 1 p. 091 

[1S39 c. Jan. 7] Handy, Eobert Eden. 
Obituary. Clipping from a Philadelphia newspaper. 
With no. 1018. 992 

1S39 Jan. S Egberts, W[illis.] Galveston, [Texas.] To ]\r[irabeau] 
B[uona})arte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Dr. Ivelton's incompetency: his own desire for a change "that will be 
satisfactory to him.''^ A. L. S. 1 p. 

"Private." 903 

1S39 Jan. 9 Collixsworth, Geo[rge] 'M. Matagorda, [Texas.] To 
Harry Kendrick and Edward L. Homes, Houston, [Texas.] 
Indorsing H. 0. Watts for collector of the port of ^latagorda, in the 
event of its separation from Lavaca. A. L. S. 1 p. OOl 

1839 Jan. 9 JoirxsTOX', A[lhert] Sidney. War Department, [Houston, 
Texas.] To ^lirabean B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Reporting the authorization of Douglass to rai-e troops for frontier 
defence in conjunction with Eusk, Karnes, and friendly Indians; esti- 
mate of appropriation necessary. A. N. S. 1 p. 995 

1839 Jan. 9 Eusk, Tho[ma]s J. Headquarters, Eed Eiver Countv, 
[Texas.] To ^lirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

The late campaign; the official report to go in within a few days; 
the need of a decisive blow before Spring; the confusion wrought 1«y 
General Houston; good wishes. A. L. S. 2 p. 

"Reed 21st Feb—" ' OOG 

1839 Jan. 9 :\rcLEOD, H[ugh.] Eed Eiver Countv. 60 miles below 
Chirksvitle, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uonapartei Lamar, Houston, 
T(\\as. 
The late mamh "unparalleled since De Soto's" ; character of the coun- 
try traversed; the injurs' wrouo-bt bv Houston's mismanaii'ement. A. 
L. S. 3 p, 

"Ifrcd 20 Feb—" OOr 

1S3'.) J, in. 9 Xeweaxd. Jof]i]n Alex[and('r.] Houston. [T(>xas.] To 
M| iraix'Mu) Brncnaparie I Lajiiar, [Houston. Texa-. | 
Application for re-appnintnicnt a> notarv public. A. X. S. ] p. OOS 

IS-VJ Jan. 10 Fraxketx. William W. Houston, Texas. To :\riral>ean 
r>| u<«napart(>| Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
A|»[)lication for appointment as prosecuting attorney of the Socoud 
Juilioial I»i-iritr. A. L. S. In. ' " 00I> 






Papers of Mirabeau BuoxArARTE La:v[ar ^ 123 

IS39 Jan. 10 Smith, Ashbel. Houston, [Texas.] To I[saac] W. Bur- 
ton [Houston.] 
On the fight between Smith and Everitt in the Senate Chamber; 
defence. Copy. 2 p. 1000 

1SS9 [Jan. 10?] Smith, Ashbel. [Houston, Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Sending [Smith to Burton, 1839, Jan. 10.] A. L. S. 1 p. 1001 

1S39 Jan. 10 Riddle, Joseph., Jr. Holly Springs, Mississippi. To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston. [Texas.] 
Former letters unanswered; ]\[rs. Riddle's health: his own connection 
with Texas ; his desire to remove thither : congratulations ; Burnet as 
vice-president: a request for Lamar's inaugural address: interest in 
Texas in the I'nited States ; approval of Texan annexation policy ; politi- 
cal and financial conditions in the L^nited States; Houston's conduct 
toward Congress; the late proceedings of the United States Congress; 
CaDioun's speech transmitted; Van Buren's late message, especially the 
fiscal part, commended; Texan opportunity for direct and free trade 
with all nations; Southern efforts; Southern financial dependence upon 
the North in relation to the question of a national bank; Jackson's 
financial policv; his character and popularitv; personal messages. A. 
L. S. 7 p. " "^ 1003 

1S39 Jan. 11 Hill, G. W. Representative Hall, [Houston, Texas.] 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Asking prompt attention to the claim of Col. James Smith. A. N. S. 
1 p. 1003 

1S39 Jan. 12-13 Morgax, J[ames.] New Washington, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Saligny's mission to Texas; its importance: Williams's and Dawson's 
disgust at the publication of their Navy contract: Hamilton, Burnley, 
Biddle, and the difficulty of obtaining a loan; "the old Commodore"; 
two extracts from letters from [Washington, D. C] and England ; Hunt : 
personal messages. A. L. S. 6 p. " 1001 

1S3S [{. e. 1S39] Jan. H Huxt, Memucan. Executive ]\[ansion, [Hous- 
ton, Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, 
Texas.] 
Fairfax Catlett's withdrawal from candidacy for the consul-general- 
ship. A. X. S. 1 p. ^ 1005 

VS.39] Jan. U Burxet, [David G. Houston, Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Suiisresting Capt. Stansbury for comptroller and ]\[ore\vood for ex- 
press'rider. A. X. S. 1 p. ' 1006 

^S30 Jan. IJf Fraxkltx, Binjamin C. Houston. [Texas.] ^Co .Ar[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Announcing his de^xartiire for the T'nited States, and coiulitionally 
resigning the oilice of district judge. A. X. S. 1 p. 1007 



124 . Tex-vs Library and Historical Com:\[ission 

1S30 Jan. 15 IIl-dsox, Radcliffe. Houston, Texas. To :\I[iralK';in 
B[uonapartG] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for appointment as engineer to lay off a military road 
from the Eed River to the Xueces. A. X. S. 1 p. lOoS 

18S9 Jan. 15 Keltox. 0. P. Galveston. [Texas.] To M[iraljeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Application for appointment as pa_vmaster or commissary of purchase : 
his own connection with Dr. Roberts and the Galveston custom hou-e 
and his appointment as notarv. A. L. S. 2 p. 

"Private." ^ 1009 

1839 Jan. 15 HuxT, Memucan. Xavv Department, Houston, [Texas.] 
To J. M. Allen, Houston, Texas. ' 
Acknowledging receipt of Allen's application for a commission as 
captain in the Texas Xavy. L. S. 1 p. 1010 

1839 Jan. 15 Haxsford, John M. Capitol, [Houston, Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for appointment as commissioner to run the boundary 
line under the convention of April 25, 1838. A. L. S. 2 p. 1011 

1839 Jan. 15 Read, Ezra. Post Galveston, [Texas.] To ^liral)eau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
^lemorial urging • the appointment of a geological corps to develop 
the mineral resources of Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. 1012 

1839 Jan. 15 Atkixsox, Elizabeth. Thibodeaux, La Fourche. Louis- 
iana. To ^r[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Asking for information bearing upon her plan of establishing a girl-' 
school in Texas. A. L. S. 3 p.' ' 1013 

1839 Jan. 16 Haxsford, John M. House of Representatives, [Hous- 
ton, Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, 
Texas.] 
Reporting the names of conmiissioners elected bv the House and tlic 

Senate to select a permanent seat of government. A. L. S. 1 }>. 1011 

1839 Jan. IG HorsE of Rfpim-sfxtatives. [Houston, Texas.] 

Secret resolurion. cailinLT for a letter received by Lamar from the com- 
mander of the third divisiiui of the Mexican Federalist Army, and iov 
Lamar's views regar'ling the letter and the propriety of communicating 
with the writer. Gopv. 1 p. 

D. S. of Jo[h]n W." Ehlredge. 1 p. lOl'' 

IS.'O Jan. IG ^Mft.tox. Etiian. . Strouds, Robertson Countv. [Texa-.] 

Gircidar letter repoiting a battle with the Indians, and calling f(U' aid. 

Copy. Ip. lol'' 

1S3S \i. r, 1S.V.)\ .hn>. r Hoi;to[x|. .\[ib(«r(.l C. [[ouston, [Tcxa^.j 

To >r[irab(';',u I r»[u<ii!apari(' | Lamar. Houston. | Texas.] 

liequesting tlu^ arrangrmciit (d' ^'thc pain-i-s relative^ to th(^ Indian-"*: 

the necessity of going imnu'diatdv "to prepare tbcm for an expiMlitidu '■' 

the Wot under tlu.- commaiul oi Col. Kanus."' A. L. S. Ip. loT. 



Papers of ]\[iraBEAu Buoxapakte Lamar 125 

jSoO Jan. 17 Edex, Catherine. Philadelpliia, [Pennsylvania.] To 
^[[irabeau] B[iionaparte] Lamar. Houston, [Texas.] 

Requesting detailed information regarding- the last illness and death 
of her nepliew, Robert Eden Handv. A. L. S. ^p. 

See no. 992. ^ 1018 

1SJ9 Jan. 17 Bup.xet, David G. Honston, [Texas.] To [Mirabeaii 
Buonaparte Lamar^ Houston. Texas.] 
Presenting tlie names of A[1exander] Somervell and [George \Y. Bar- 
nett] as candidates for appointment as agent under the law for establish- 
ing a permanent seat of government. A. N. S. Ip. 1019 

1S39 Jan. IS Greexe, Allen. Green Hill, Jones County, Georgia. To 
]\I[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Requesting information regarding land grants to immigrants, and con- 
ditions in Texas. A. L. S. Ip. " . " 1030 

1SS9 Jan. IS Welch, Jacob P. Twiggs County, Georgia. To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Personal historv: request for information regarding Texas. A. L. S. 
3p. ^ ^ 1021 

1S39 Jan. IS Brigha^e, Asa. Treasurers Office, Houston, [Texas.] To 
]M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Accounts of the Executive Department with the Treasury. A. L. S. 
Ip. ^ 1022 

1SS9 Jan. IS Huxt. ^Femucan. Xavy Department, Houston, [Texas.] 
To ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Submitting tlie statement of E. E. Dibl)le and friends on advances to 
the liidepenclence prisoners while at ^Eatamoros ; extract from [Wil- 
liam :\r. Shepard]'s letter to [Houston] of Xov. 13 1837, submitting the 
claim. L. S. Ip. 

Inclosure 1 p.: see nos. G16-17. • 1023 

ISSS [/. e., 1S39'] Jan. IS :\[cLkod. H[ugh.] Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To 
^lirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
The recent Indian campaiirn and its results; indorsement of Benjamin 
B. Sturges for paymaster. A. L. S. 3p. 102-1 

1S39 Jan. IS Clay. AVatkins. [Houston, Texas.] 

Rccei])t to H. Tiio]ii]ison [ ?] f(^r $20 for ai'ticles furnished the Presi- 
drnt's House. D. S. Ip. 1025 

1S39 Jan. 19 Blrke. James. Houston, [Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] 
B[ri'mnpartf] Lnmar, [Hor.-ton. Texas.] 

Sending tbo Grnud Clulf AJrfriispr. coiitainimr an orticle of "a Tex- 
ii'n" nnd I.nmar's in;iii'..'ur;il addrr-s, ;ind the Xrii- OrJcun^ OJ's'.rrer. cnn- 
tnining an cvirntt from ihc iiKiugnr.il address with ati ediiorial intro- 
duction. A. L. S. In. 

''4^'ivate." 1020 



12G TeXxVS LlERilRY AND IIlSTOIMCAL CO-AnilSSION 

1S39 Jan. 19 Wihte. T. T. Suvaiinab,, |Gcor-ia.] To :\Iiral)eau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for appointment as Texan consul at Savannah. A. L. S. 

Eeeomniendation by ]\[ajor A. B. Fannin appended. 1027 

1839 Jan. 19 Jones, Isaac N". Kouston, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau Buon- 
aparte] Lamar, Honston, [Texas.] 
Introducing Joseph B, Littlejohn, Jr. A. N. S. 1 p. 102S 

18S9 Jan. 21 Texas. Coxgress. [Honston, Texas.] 

"An Act entitled an Act to create a Board or Tribunal for the exam- 
ination and auditing of claims against the Govermnent in certain cases.'' 

Copy. 2p. ^ 1029 

1SS9 Jan. 2k Hansfoed, John ^L Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Indorsing Thomas Timmins for chief Justice of Harrison Count}^; ap- 
plying for appointment on the boundary commission; militia organiza- 
tion in Shehiv and Harrison counties. A. L. S. 2p. 1030 

1SS9 Jan. 25 Whttixg, Sam[uel.] Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeaul 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Sending a letter sent to Bee with a request for Lamar's expression of 

opinion to Bee. A. N. S. Ip. 1031 

• 

1S39 Jan. 25 Porter, Charles. New York, [Xew York.] To Samuel 
:Sl. AVilliams, [Xew York, Xew York.] 

Sending, with comments, estimates, plans, and model for a steam ves- 
sel of war, L. S. 3p. 

Accompanying documents, 12p. 1032 

1S39 Jan.. 26 Roberts. \V[i]lis.l Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeaul 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Suggesting ^Ir. Griilitli as notary in ])lace of Dr. Kelton ; family aU'l 
personal news and message. A. L. S. 1 p. 1033 

1SS9 Jan. 26 Prestox. C. C. :\rooresville. Alabama. To M[irabe.iul 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Houston, ^I'exas.] 
A plan for a school and an inquirv regarding the possibility of estaii- 
lishing it in Texas. A. L. S. 2p'. ' '' ^' " j^q-.^ 

/•S'.;f> Jn}>. SO Hi-XT. Mcmuran. T. J. GoETnirTLY, and W. H. GRTMr>. 
Houston, [Texas. I To [^lirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Housm^iu 
Texas.] 
Indorsinu- P. P. Lillv for cliiff justice of Colorado Countv. L. S. 1 •'• 

10.-!:) 

lSo9 Jo}), 30 JoirxsTOV, A[lbert I Sidney. War Department, [Housl'>!i. 
Texas.] To I ^[ii'ab(^au Bunnapartt^ Latnar, Houston. Texas.] 
P(>porting the re-nlt ol' an inve-i igation regarding the record of ( •'•• 
Weymouth. A. L. S. Ip. 103("' 






Papers of Miilvbeau Buoxaparte La.mar 127 

ISSO Jan. SO Davis. A. B. Columbus, [Georgia.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uoiiaparte] Lamar, [Houston], Texas. 
Tntrorlucing Williaiii L. Wynn, owner of a half interest in the lands 
bought bj Lamar for "our company."' A. L. S. Ip. 1037 

IS39 Jan. Dawsox. W[illia]m C. Washington, [D. C] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Recommending A. T. Burnlev for continuance as Texas agent. A. L. 
S. Ip. " ■ " ^ 1038 

1S39 Feb. 1 HousTox, Sam. Houston. [Texas.] To H[enry] Thomp- 
son, [Houston, Texas.] 
Order to let Capt. Stansbury have furniture and bills. X. IST. S. Ip. 

1039 

1S39 Fch. 2 HoYLE, Stephen Z. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uouaparte] Lamar. [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for office. A. ^. S. Ip. 1040 

]S39 Feh. 2 S^riTH, Jackson. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, President's House, [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for the agencv of tlie Citv of Austin. A. ^N". S. Ip. 

1041 

1S39 Feb. 2 Axdpews, Garnett. Wa-hington, Wilkes County, Georgia. 
To Mirabeau [Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Introducing Joseph Wiliev: congratulations upon election. A. L. S. 
Ip. ■ ' 1042 

1S39 Fell. 3 Field, A. Pope. Yandalia, Illinois. To M[irabeau] B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Introducing David L. Wood, \i\tQ. editor of the Yandalia Free Press, 
member of the Philosopliical Soeictv of Phihadelphia, and cousin to 
the late Peter W. Gravson. A. L. S. ' 2p. 

Indorsed: '\\. Pope Fields Sec State of Illinois. ..." 1043 

1S39 Feh. 5 Waller. Ethvin. A^clasco. [Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar Houston, [Texas.] 
Application for appointment as government agent under the law for 
tlie location of the seat of government. L. S. (by proxy.) Ip. 1044 

l'^39 Frh. 6 Lyxcit. J. B. Carroll County. Louisiana. To ]\r[iral;cau] 
B[uonaparte] L;"'n.iar. [Tlou-ti^i,] Texas. 
Personal alfairs: inquirv rci^ardiug the procedure necessary to adjust 
hi=; land bu^in(>ss in Texas. A. L. S. 3p. 104.") 

1S39 Frh. (] Lyxch. J. B. Carroll Count v, Louisiana. To — Tavlor, — , 
Texas. 
Personal hu>ine?> eontitttcd with the sotllemvnt of land claims. A. L. 
S. 2p. 1040 



128 Texas Libkary axd Historical Co:v[mission 

JS30 Feb 6 TiOBERTsox CorxTY. CrrrzExs, Frankliii, [Texas.] 

Petition to ^[[irabeau) B[uoiiaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas], 
praying advice or government aid against the Indians. A. D. of Harri- 
son Owen, postmaster and county clerk. 2 p. 1047 

1S39 Feb. 7 Faxger, C. B. Houston, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau Buona- 
parte Lamar, Houston, Texas.] 
Application for appointment as stock commissioner. A. L. S. Ip. 

1048 

1S39 Feb. S JoxES. W. JetTerson. Bastrop, [Texas.] To Miraljcau 

B[nonaparte] Lanuir, Houston, [Texas.] 

The Santa Fe trade; the need of an expedition to divert it into the 

Colorado Valley; the present campaign against the Comanches; Indian 

policy ; the permanent capital. A. L. S. 8p. 1049 

1839 Feb. S Deex, C. San Augustine County. 

Certificate of tlie death of Judge Shelby Corzine and of the regular 
term of the first judicial district court. A. D. S. Ip. 10-30 

.1839 Feb. 8 Ki^ebro. W[illia]m. San Augustine, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Sendinu- his account for keeping Mexican prisoners. A. L. 'S. Ip. 

1051 

JS39 Feb. 8 Pratt, Thomas. Savannah, Georgia. To Mirabeau B[uona- 
})artc] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Second application for an appointment in tlie Texas armv. A. Ia S. 
1 p. 10.3-3 

JS39 Frb. S FvKRiTT, S[tep]ien] H. Galveston. [Texas.] To :\I[ir:i- 
heau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. Houston, Texas. 
Physical and connnercial conditions on the Island: the New Yorl- ; an 
ap{K)intirient for Premiss; personal news and messases. A. L. S. "?'>. 

io:i;^' 

7839 Feb. 9 Stewart. H[anie]l :\L Savannah. [Georgia.] To M[ira- 
beau] P)[uoiu"i parte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
AskiuL: for information and advice reaardim:" a removal to Texas. A. 
L. S. ip. " ^^ 1031 

JS39 Frb. n Ci-LT.Hx. E. W. San Augustine, [Texas.] To :\[[iral)eau 1 
]^[u()napartej Lamar. IIou-t(m. Texas. 
Apiiiic-ation for ajutointment to succeed the late Judge Shclliy Coizinr: 
popular vonfidence in the Administration; Hamillon's apjtointment a- 
loa?i coinmis-ioiu'r to ^urceed Williams; the removal of the Capital; ]U'oi- 
ress and prn-f'ftt> of the country; the dinn'tion of emigration; tho nc-'l 
of ;i loaji ; currencv; the n(M:^fls of tli(* Xorthern frontit'r; condilions on V" 
\(.ii!!c.;-ifrn. A. L. S. ;^.p. I"""' 

JS.:9 F'b, u Li:r,K\M). K. 0. v^nii .\ugn>tino County. [Tiwas. | '1"'* 
M|irab<au| r>| uona]iarte] Lamar, Houston, Texa<. 
C«i-tiiii;ih' i»i' fiction of the c-ountv otlieers of San AuunisUne Count;- 
A. L. S. 1 ).. " l().3i; 



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1S39 Fch. 10 Greex> Tho[maJs J. Velasco, [Texas.] To :\[[irak-au] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Advice on public policv; sending Green to ^^Tiarton, 1838, Oct. 10. 
A. L. S. 7 p. ■ 1057 

1SS9 Feb. 10 Cullex, E. W. San Augustine, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Ilouston, Texas. 
On opposition to his own candidacy for district judge; conditional 
resignation as representative. A. L. S. 1 p. 1058 

1S39 Feb. 10 Cullex, E. AV. San Augustine, [Texas.] To :^r[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Indorsing a petition for the pardon of Antonio Manchanca. A. L. S. 
1 p. 1059 

1S39 Feb. 10 Rust, Eichard. Lafayette, [Louisiana.] To M[iral>eau] 
B[uonaparie] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Requesting information regarding the possibility of establishinor a 
school in Texas. A. L. S. 2 p. • lOGO 

1S39 Feb. 10 Haxsford, John M. Shelbyville, Texas. To ]\I[iral)eau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Indorsing James G. Hvde for district jud2;e to succeed Corzine. A. 
L. S. 2 p. "^ ^ 1061 

1S39 Feb. 10 WiiARTOx, W[illia]m H. Eagle Island, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Urging the early appointment of a compiler of the laws, to succeed 
W. H. Jack, resicrned; the Austin house at A^elasco; Austin's condmt. 

A. L. S. 1 p. ^ 1062 

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1S39 Feb. 11 Barxard, Joseph H. Richmond, [Texas.] To ^[[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte| Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Asking the return of a manuscript. A. L. S. 1 p. 1063 

IS39 Feb. 12 WiLKixs, Kich[ar]d R. Houston, [Texas.'] To .M[ira- 
beaii] B[iionaparte] Lamar. [Houston, Texas.] 
Request for financial aid : the high cost of living. A. L. S. 3 }). 1061 

^S39 Feb. 13 Briscoe, A[ndre\v.] Houston, [Texas.] To :\rirahcau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, | Texas.] 
Preferrinir chariires au'ainst A. ^l. Tomkins, district attorney of tlio 
Second Judicial District. A. L. S. 3 p. ' 1065 

1^30 Feb. IS Camp-rell. A. Houston, [Texas.] To [^[iral)eau Buon- • 
apartc] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for a government clerkship. A. L. S. 1 p. l'n;6 

ls.]<) p,.j)^ 7.; ;M.vvrii:Ln. .T:i[ni('i- ^.. ;;iid otlicrs. Xncoudochr-. | Texas.] 
To ^rirahcau B|unnaparte] Laniar, Hnuston, | Texas. | 
Indorsing Warner L. I'nderwood for district judge to succeed ('or- 
''^ine. D. S. 3 p. ' •' I<"'^ 



130 Texas Library axd Historical CoM:kiissiox 

1839 Feb. 16 Plu^[Mer, Sam[iie]l A. On board steamboat Corr^r,, 

[en route to Xew Orleans, Louisiana.] To M[irabeaii] B[uona- 

parte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

His plan to raise money to enable Lamar to bold liis town site; abu^,.. 

of his steel pen; the [public?] loan; a sn,2:gestion for a peace commi- 

sioner to Mexico; a personal message. A. L. S. 1 p. lOos 

1839 Feb. 16 Greer, J[olm] A. San Augustine County, Texas. To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Approving the removal of Horton from the collectorship, and sn in- 
gesting K. L. Anderson as his successor; Horton's opposition to Lainnr; 
his own chances for re-election against the opposition of the Houst'Mi 
party; Cullen's unfitness for the judgeship. A. L. S. 3 p. 10()D 

1839 Feb. 16 Ba[rtlett], Cocin[?] Emir[?] Appahichicola, Th.r- 
ida. To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing William Harris. A. L. S. 1 p. lOTO 

1839 Feb. Jr Archer, B[ranch] T[anner.] Yelasco, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Invitation to the races, [March] 20. A. L. S. 1 p. lOTl 

1839 Feb. IS Everitt, S[tephen] H. Jasper, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Indorsing John Bevil for district judge; financial conditions; popuhir 
wish for a loan and for land patents; general satisfaction with Lamar'.- 
administration; personal and political plans and prospects; personal 
messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 10;2 

1839 Feb. IS Soule. P[ierre.] New Orleans, [Louisiana.] To :\riTa- 
beau [Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing [Alphonse] de Saligny. A. L. S. 2 p. 1073 

1839 Feb. IS Cullex, E. W. San Augustine, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston. Texas. 

Reiteratino: his indorsement of John C. Brooke for chief justice of 

San Augustine County. A. L. S. 2 p. ' . lOM 

1839 Feb. 20 Lamar. G[azaway] B. Savannah, [Georgia.] To M[ira- 
bi'au] B[uona]\irte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing Dr. Wall. A. L. S. 1 p. 10:5 

1839 Feb. 20 Tnipix, Anchn-son I. :\rount Sterling, Kentucky. To 
[^TirrJicau l)iM)naparte Lamai.] Houston, Texas. 
Inquiry regarding bind grants t(^ immigrants. A. L. S. 2 p. 10^ i> 

1839 Feb. 20 Coscrove. Jolm ^l. Houston, [Texas.] To [:\[irabcau 
Bimnaparto Lamar, Houston, Texas.] 
Com]di)int of unjust conllncnK^nt in a borriblo dnngoon. A. L. >• 

-p. ' _ ii>;: 

[IS.i'j r. Fvh. 20 Amory. [Xailmnicl? Houston, IVxas.] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte Ijaiuar, Honston, Texas.] 

Recornnnnding Tbonias A. Dexter for Texan consul at Boston. 

A. N. 1 p. ]o:s 



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1S3^ Feh. 21 Lamar, Mirabeau B[iionaparte.] Houston, [Texa>.] 
•Troclaniation Openinor a trade with the ^Mexican citizens on the Eio 

Grande Februarv 2 1st 1839.'^ Copv. 3 p. 

In no. 361, p^ 111-13. " 10T9 

1S30 Feh. 21 Laimar^ !Mirabeau B[uonaparte.'| Exec-iitive Dc])artmont, 
Houston, [Texas.] To [James] Reilv, [Houston, Texas.] 
Instnictions re^srardins;- the disposal of iiovernment bonds to secure 
funds for frontier defence. Copy by A. S. Johnston. 2 p. 1080 

1839 Feh. 21 BriCxHAM, x\[sa.] Treasurer's Office, Houston, [Texas.] 
To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
The Secretary's order for the placing of funds to the credit of the 
War Department; his own bond and securities. A. L. S. 1 p. 1081 

1S39 Feh. 22 Froxtix, The[odore], and others. Xew York, [Xew 
York.] To Miral^eau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Inquiry, in behalf of a German colonization society, regarding terms 
and inducements to a German colony in Texas. L. S. 3 p. 1082 

1S39 Feh. 22 Patix, W[illia]m. Citizens' Bank of Louisiana, Xew 

Orleans, [Louisiana.]. To x\lcee La Branche, [Houston], Texas. 

Declining to take up the proposed million dollar loan to the Republic 

of Texas ; terms for doing business for the Eepublic ; answering La 

Branche's letter of Jan. 28." L. S. (duplicate). 2 p. 1083 

1S39 Feh. 22 Ki:\iar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive Department, 

Houston, [Texas.] To the inhabitants of [Eobertson's] Colonv, 

[Texas.] 

'•'Letter to tlie Inhabitants of Robinson's Colony," advising them in 

regard to their own defence, and promising Government aid, to be 

increased as public funds permit. Copv by Lamar, -i p. 

In no. 361, p. 111-117. "^ 1081 

1830 Feh. 22 Allex, J. M. Galveston, [Texas.] To :\r[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Indorsing Samuel Ellis, of Xew Orleans, for consul at Xew York; 
his services in the Xew Orleans agency. A. L. S. 1 p. 1085 

1830 Feh. 22 Saddler. William T. [Crockett], Houston County, 

Texas. To ^I[irabeau] B[uouaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Hi- own personal history since the battle of San Jacinto; the murder 

of his wife by the Indians; the necessity of vigorous defence against the 

Indians. A." L. S. 3 p. 1086 

1839 Feh. 23 Lamar, :\[iraheau B[uonaparte.] Houston, [Texas.] To 
[John] Ileinphill, [ Brazos i' Texas.] 
OfriM-ing him the ap|)ointnient as secretary of the Treasury, to suc- 
ceed ])unin]). Copv by J. !'>. K'an^ntn. I p. lOST 

1830 Feb. 23 Bassktt. C. W. Richmond, [Texas.] To ^[[iraheau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Houston, [Texas.] 
Appl\in<_r for appointment as district judge to succeed Judge Frnnk- 
lin. A^. L. S. 1 i>. ' " 1088 



132 Texas Liurary axd Historical Co:\[:mission 

lSo9 Feb. 23 Dunlap, B[idiarcl] G. Treasury Department, [Houston. 
Texas.] To Miraljeau B[nonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Smith's difficulty in settling: the Treasury accounts because of AVel^eh- 
meyer's misconduct; tlie deficit. A. L. S. 3 p. 108'.) 

1830 Feh. 21^ Lumpkix. P. 0. Fort Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Application for appointment as government agent under the law for 
locating the new capital, A. L. S. 2 p. 1090 

1S39 Feh. 2U Roeixsox, James AV. Gonzales, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Captain Mathew Caldwell's acceptance of the appointment as captain 
of a volunteer company to range Gonzales County and also as captain 
in the regular regiment commanded by Burleson; Caldwell's ability; his 
late hunting exploit. A. L. S. 1 p. " " 1091 

1S39 Feb. 25 Taylor, Sereno. Sparta, [Georgia.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Inquiry regarding the possibility of establishing in Texas ^^a female 
institution'' similar to the [Sparta Female Model School] and of secur- 
ing a grant of land : Lamar's address before the school at an examina- 
tion ; sending a plan and catalogue. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Written on a blank page of a printed announcement; see no. 911. 

1092 

1839 Feb. 25 Xortox, B. H. New York, [:N^ew York.] To Miralieau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
His own innocence of the charges preferred in the [House] resolution 
of [Jan. 16?] refusing to accept a map [of the L^nited States] offered 
by him to the Texas Government; his services to Texas; a proffer of 
the rejected map to Lamar. A. L. S. 3 p. 1093 

1839 Feb. 26 Lazmar, ^lirabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive Department. 

Houston, [Texas.] To [John G. ^^\'lschmeyer, Houston, Texas. | 

Inclosing [Dunhi]; to Lamar, 1S39, Feb. '2o] ; ordering the surrender 

of tlie books and jiapers of the office to the Chief Clerk [Burcliani 

Miller] until an explanation is made. Copv bv J. B. Bansom. 1 y- 

V)[)\: 

1839 Feb. 2G Wright, William. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. To [:^^ra]*eau 
Buona[)arte Lamar]. ITouston, Texas. 
Proposimr to erect a paper mill in Texas on condition ol a frovernnient 
loan. A. L. S. 2 p. '^ 109:. 

1839 Feb. J'> Paok. B()])ert, and otliers. Houston, [Texas.] To ^Mira- 
beau r>| uonapartej Laiuai', | Houston, Texas.] 
Indorsinu" Isiiac \. Morehind for jutlge of liie Sixond Judicial Di-- 
trirt to .Mh-eeed hi aiikl ill. i>. S. V p. 1"'"' 

1839 Feb. 27 Hoiim-N-. John P. (h'neral Land Olliee, Houston, [Texa^.] 
To Ar| iralx-au I L)| uonapar-te | Tjaniar, | llou>ton, Texas. | 
SendiniT for si<,^nature patents 1-;M for (Jalve>l(>n, A. L. S. 1 p- 

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Papers of ]\Itrabeau Buoxaparte La:mar 133 

1S30 Feb. 27 WooDLTEF, D., and W[illiain"] Jett'orson Joxes. Houston, 
[Texas.] To M[irabeau] I>[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Indorsinir Dr. Samuel Pulkin,i?ton for suro-eon of '"the corps now or- 
cranizing against the Comanche Indians." X. S. 1 p. 

In Jones's hand. . 1098 

1S39 Feh. 21 [FtAXSo^r, James B. Houston, Texa^.] 

Xotes regarding a suit to be brought in Victoria County for theft of 
horses and saddles [?]; the recommendation 1)y Major Pinckney Cald- 
well of Captain John F. Kemper, of Victoria Countv, for chief justice, 
etc. A. Df. 1 p. " 1099 

ISSd Fel. 2S LA:\rAR, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive Department, 
Houston, [Texas.] 

"The President's Address Calling for A^olunteers for the protection 
of the Frontiers" from the Indians; total required; quotas from eight 
counties; organization: rendezvous. Copy. 4 p. 

In no. 361, p. 118-21. ' 1100 

1839 Feh. 2S Groies, Jesse. Montgomery Countv, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
A description of Thomas Boatwright, murderer of John Loyd, and 
a suggestion for the offer of a reward for his capture. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1101 

1S30 Feh. 2S Slade, Tho[mas] P. Benton, [Mississippi.] To A[lex- 
ander] G. ]\[cXutt, Jackson, Mississippi. 

Inclosing a transcript of the indictment of Magnus T. Eogers and 
Anderson Searcv. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Appended to no. ?18; with no. 1219. • 1102 

1SS9 Feh. DuFFiELD, W. C, and others. San Auo-ustine Countv, 
[Texas.] 
Petition to [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar], protesting against the 
appointment of another notary public. D. S. 4 p. 1103 

[ISoO?^ Mar. 1 Huxt, Memucan. Independence Cottage, [Houston, 

Texas.] To M[iral)eau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Invitation for Mar. 4. 1 p. 1104 

1S39 Mar. 2 Greer, J[ohn] A. Robertson County, [Texas.] To 

J[ohn] C. Watrous. Houston, Texas. 

The miserable condition of the frontier; the necessity of its defence; 

Captain Ximrod Doyle's offer to secure the services of friendlv Creeks 

to exterminate the hostile tri])es. A. L. S. 3 p. ' 1105 

1S39 Mar. 2 Gray. 'Xatlian, Jr. ?Jn(/iiirpr OtTice, Columbus, Georgia. 

To ]\[irabeau [Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

In((uiry reiiarding the possibility of setting u]) a bookliindei'v in Texas 

«'ind doing the government iiinding; hi> own reputati'ni as a liookbinder. 

A. L. S." 1 p. ^ HOG 



134 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

ISJO Mar. o lIiiMPiriLL, John. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau 
B[nonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
DeclininfT the proffered appointment as secretary of the Treasurv : 
answering Lamar s letter of [Feb.] 23. A. X. S. 2 p. llo; 

1S39 Mar. J^ Yates, A. J, Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[unna- 
parte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Suggestions regarding an educational system for Texas, embracimr 
common schools, academies, and university. A. L. S. 5 p. 1108 

JSoD Mar. 5 Campbell. David. Governor's House, Eichmond, Xlv- 
ginia. To ]\Iirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Introducing Alexander C. Macfarlane. A. L. S. 2 p. 1109 

1839 Mar. 5 Tno^ipsox, Henry. [Houston, Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

"The game" of Burnet, Moore, and ^'the Felix Houston set a coalition 
of old Sam & the town grumblers — "; Cocke's attitude; the value of 
Texas monev in Xew Orleans." A. X. S. 1 p. 

"Confidential." 1110 

1839 Mar. 5 Page, Fred B. N'ew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Sending the Louisiana Civil Code. A. L. S. 1 p. 1111 

1839 Mar. 5 Jexkixs, Jos[eph?] Washington, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar^ Houston, Texas. 
On frontier protection and Indian policy. A. L. S. 4 p. 1112 

1839 Mar. 7 Wils[ox], John. Charleston, [South Carolina.] To 
[Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing G. G. Sciblcs. A. L. S. 1 p. 1113 

1839 Mar. 7 Tharp, Eich[ar]d E. Lindsley Town, Steuben County, 
Xe\v York. To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Inquirv regarding the opening for a survevor in Texas. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1111 

1839 Mar. 8 Eowe, Joseph. San Au,o:ustine, [Texas.] To M[iraboau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Introducing Colonel Iv. L. Anderson. A. L. S. 1 p. ..1115 

1839 Mar. 8 :\riLLER. Burchard. Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Application for peruuinent appointment as second auditor. A. L. S. 

2 p. llir. 

1839 Mnr. 9 Stan'fikli). Julia A, Societv Hill, Marion County. Ala- 
bama. To [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar], Houston, [Texas.] 
Inijuiry regarding the possibility of st^curing honorable and lucrative 
em|)loyment in Texas. A. L. S. 2 p. . HIT 

lS,]ri^ M»r. 9 Keltox. O. P. Cb-ilvv^lou, | T.-xas.] To .Ar[irabe;in 1 
B[uona])arte] Lamar, IFouston, [Ti'xas. | 
Application for transfer to ^'the suruical department." A. L. S. 1 p- 

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/v.>.9 Mar. 10 Lawrence, William. Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for appointment as district attorney for the Second Judi- 
cial District. A. X. S. 1 p. 1119 

ISS9 Mar. 10 Hughs, Edward. Coffeeville, Yalobusha County, :\ris- 
sissippi. To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Inquiry regarding the opening for a family of teachers in Texas. 
A. L. S. 2 p. " " 1120 

1^39 Mar. 10 ^^roORE. J. W. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Laniar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Iiequesting an order for the payment of at least a part of his own 

audited claims against the Government for expense incurred in keeping 

prisoners in the county jail. A. X. S. 1 p. 1121 

1S39 Mar. 10 Eotall, R[ichard] E. :\ratagorda, [Texas.] To Jacob 
Hand, Fort Plain, Xew York. 
On the settlement of the estate of Hand's son in Texas. A. L. S. 1 p: 
Appended document, 1 p.; see no. 1230. 1122 

1SS9 Mar. 11 [Lamar, ^lirabeau Buonaparte.] Houston, [Texas.] To 

— Jones, [Houston?] 

The bearer, Francisco, a ]\[exican, to accompany Jones's battalion to 

the Colorado, there to join ^lanchaca's company from Bexar; any ^lexi- 

cau who may join the battalion to be justly and kindly treated. Copy. 
1 p, . . ^^^^ 

lSo9 Mar. 11 Mayfield, James S. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Urging the prompt organization of the militia and the appointment 
of a major-general of militia for frontier defence; Felix Huston. A. 
L. S. 3 p. 1124 

1S39 Mar. 11 Everitt, S[tephen] H. Beaumont, [Texas.] To M[ira- 

beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Popular satisfaction with Lamar's administration : currency : the need 

of a post-route between Beaumont and Sabine Pass; popular pleasure at 

the appointment of Judge Webb; personal messages. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1125 

[7^9 2Iar. 11] Pedd, W[illia]m D. [Post Calye^ton ? Texas.] To 
^rirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for leave of absence. Df. 1 p. 1126 

/.S-?.^ Mar. 11 SMiTir. W[illia]m P. [Po-^t Galveston? Texas.] To 

Miira))eau B[uon,iparte] Lamar. [Honston, Texas.] 

Declining until the restoration of ^[rs. Smith's healtb. Lamar's ])rofl'er 

•^f the surgeon-generalshi[) and of a phue for him-elf and family in 

I-uiiar's household. A. L. S. 3 p. il27 

1^39 Mnr. 12 Plummer, Sam[ue]l A. Xew OrleaiN, [Louisiana.] To 
^[[irabeau] r)[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Prospects for raising moiu'v foi- liiiii-elf and Lamar; the town site on 
Copano Bay an<l the possii)ility of intcri'sting Beal, Love, and Hamilton 



13G Tex^vs Library and Historical Co:\t.A[issiON 

in tho speculation: Beal's character: Hamilton, the Charleston, Reilv 
the banks, and a public loan; Hamilton's delay; a perplexing love atfair. 
A. L. S. 3 p. ^ IVls 

18S9 Mar. U Ciiixx, E. H. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To M[ira- 
bean] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
On the proposed new edition of White's [Eecopilacwn'] bv E. Jobin 
& Co. A. L. S. 2 p. ' lir.» 

1839 Mar. 15 Gibsox^ Teuton M., v. the Kepublic of Texas. Hou- 
ton. Claim for services as captain of marines. A. D. 1 p. 
Appended certificates, 'I p. , 11:10 

1839 Mar. 17 Parker, Ja[me]s W. Beauchamp Spring, [Texas.] 

^[emorial to M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas, prav- 
ing for protection from the lawless conduct of certain desperadoes. 
A. D. S. 2 p. li:Jl 

[1839?] Mar. IS Kawrexce, G. F. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Denvina^ ever havino- used • language derogatory to Lamar. A. L. S. 
1 p. "^ ' ^ ^ iv?>-i 

1839 Mar. 19 HousTOX, [Texas] Citizens' Committee (John E. E^mM 
and others). To [Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas. ] 
Invitation to a public dinner in honor of General Hamilton, Thurs- 
day, [March] 21, at the Capitol. X. vS. 1 p. IVX] 

1839 Mar. 10 Coles, Jo[h]n P. [Washington County, Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Eesigning his office as chief justice of Washington County and reci-in- 
mending Daniel J. Toler as his successor. A. L. S. 1 p. ll->^' 

1839 Mar. 19 Mayfield, James S. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To :MJr:i- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

On present conditions and the advisability of peace negotiations wiiii 
the Indians. A. L. S. -1 p. 

Appended note of approval signed by K. H. Douglass. 11'")'' 

1839 Mar. 20 Duxlap, E[icliard] G. Treasury Department. [Hou<- 
ton, Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houst'p. 
Texas.] 
On an order for pajx^r.A, X. S. 1 p. ' IL"''' 

1839 Mar. 20 Hoxi: v. Asa. Wasliington. [Texas.] To :\[irabeau B[u-i:- 
aparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Rcconinicndinir [Daniel J.] Toler for chief justice of Washingt":- 
County. A. L. S. 1 p. II-''' 

1839 Mar. 2 2 Hi:^[iMnr,L. John. Wasliington, Texas. To :\[ira!". > ' 
B[u('na[>ai'te] Laniai-, | Houston, Trxas.] 
Indor.-inu- Daniel .1. Tok'r for (hit f justice of Wasliington Couiii • 
A. L. S. 1 p. * ^ 11''" 



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1839 Mar. 22 Cullen. E. W. San Auo^iistine, [Texas.] To :\[[ira- 
beau] B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introduciug George Lane. A. N. S. 1 p. 1139 

1S39 Mar. 23 Egberts, W[illis.] Galveston, [Texas.] To :\r[ira])eau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Inclosing, with approval, a petition for tlie appointment of Joel T. 
Cade as notary public of the port of Aransas; the circulation of the 
CiviUan and the abuse of Lamar's administration in that region : sug- 
gestion for the circulation of the InteJlifjencer to counteract its ell'eet. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 1140 

1S39 Mar. 23 Lusk, Sam. Washington, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Indorsing Daniel J. Toler for chief justice of Washington Count v. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1141 

1S39 Mar. 23 Merritt, Eob[er]t. Washington, [Texas.] To ]\Iira- 
b[e]a[u] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Indorsing Daniel J. Toler for chief justice of Washington Count v. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1142 

1839 Mar. 23 Stevexsox, Robert. Washingion, [Texas.] To :\rira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Indorsing Daniel J. Toler for chief justice of Washington Count v. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 11 io 

1839 Mar. 23 Joiixs, E. & Co. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana,] To :M[ira- 

beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Inquiiy regarding the probable demand for the proposed new edition 

of White's [Recopilacicni] in Texas: sending the Lovi^'uina Coilc of 

Practice; the English edition of the Civil Code. L. S. 2p. 1144 

1839 Mar. 2.^ Roberts, Sam[ue]l A[lexander.] Galveston, [Texas.] 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Urging an effort to induce Whiting to increase tlie subsi-ription-list of 
the Intelligencer to counteract tlie injurious effects of the changr oi 
politics of the widelv circulated Telegraph; personal news: the Z'lvni'i. 
A. L. S. 2 p. ' ' ; 114:. 

1839 Mar. £/ Bryax. W[illia]m. Xew Orleans [Louisiana.] To :\ri!-a- 
beaii B[uonaparte] F.amar, Houston. [Texas.] 
Introducing Samuel Ellis. A. L. S. Ip. \\\C> 

1839 Mar. 2'^ Drxr.AP, R[icliard] G. On board tlie Zavala. [Galvi— 

ton? Texas?] 4'o ^[[iiaboaul r)[uonaparleJ Lanuir, Hou-inn. 
Texas. 

Introducing ^^Ir. Todd. A. L. S. Ip. HIT 

18 ]0 Mar. ?.-7 Bi:k. r>,ini;iTVl I']. Sr^am Pnckci Z'fnn^i. [Galv^M..!. ? 
Texas?] To[ Miralicau liuoiuiparti' Lamar, ILmston. 'I\'\as. | 
Introducing ''Mr. .Todd — wbo has liecn superintending the l.uildiirj 
of the vessels at r,aUim(U-e— " A. X. S. In. ' 1 1 '^^ 



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[1839] Mar, 25 McCiuyex, W[illia]m. Houston, [Texas.] T.> 
M[iriibeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Indorsing J[ohn] R. Keid for district attorney. X. L. S. 2p. ll-iO 

1S39 Mar. 25 White. John :\[., Paissell Ward, and John Andrews. Tex- 
ana, [Texas.] To James Kerr, [Texana, Texas.] 

Inquiry regarding the disposition of a former recommendation of 
Elijah Stapp for chief justice of Jackson County; reiteration of tlie 
indorsement. L. S. Ip. 

Answer appended, Ip. ; sec no. 1151 1150 

1SS9 Mar. 25 Kerr, James. Texana, [Texas.] To John M. White, Rus- 
sel Ward, and John Andrews, [Texana, Texas.] 

Tlie placing of the recommendation of Elijah Stapp by citizens of Jack- 
son County before the President; answering their inquiry of [Mar. 25.] 
A. L. S. "'ip. 

Appended to no. 1150. . 1151 

1839 Mar. 26 Abercrombie. James. Columbus, Georgia. To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing Charles Crondin. A. N". S. Ip. 1152 

1839 Mar. 20 Kyle, AY. J. Prairie Island, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
On a debt due Lamar from Col. Gholson. A. L. S. Ip. 1153 

1839 Mar. 28 Austix, ICenry. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Conditional recommendation of Ellis as consul to Xew York; his pa- 
triotic seryice to Texas in the Kew Orleans Agency in 1836; Treat's 
dangerous illness. A. X. S. 3p. 1154 

1839 Mar. 28 Hockley, Geo [rge] W. Ordnance Department, [Houston. 
Texas.] To A[11)ert| vSidney Johnston, [Houston. Texas.] 
Report 01 a test of Colt's rifle, carbine, and pistol ; the superiority of 
flint and steel to percussion ca])s: tlie desirability of introducing the Con- 
greye rocket in fi,2.hting Indians, and of putting in new machinery in tlie 
xVrmory. Copy. 5p. 1155 

1839 Mar. 20 League, Axdrews, & Co:n[PAxy. Houston, [Texas.] To 
^[[irabeau] P)[uonaparle] Lamar, [Houston. Texas.] 
Sending ;in oyercoat presented by Peter Wilson, of Baltimore, a part- 
ner of the firm. X. S. Ip. 115^' 

1839 Mar. 29 Wiiitco^^ib. Samuel, Jr. Springfield, Vermont. To 

[^liratjcau Buonaparte] Lamar, IL^uston, [Texas.] 

Olfering his .siM-viccs as an or'i;iiiizer of a common school system in 

Texas; the American Xational Common Scliool Conyention to be hcM 

in Pldladcl})hia in Xovember, [1831). | A. L. S. 3p. 115T 

1839 Mar. 29 Hexder^^x. |.l;inu^< Pinclaiey.J I'aris, [France.] To 
"\remuran ][iuit, Hou>tun, Texas. 
Disappointmint at roeeiving no news from Texas, especially regarding 
the visit of tliu L-'reiuh agi>nt: the pros])ects for recognition in France 



. Papers of Miilujeau Buoxaparte Laimar 139 

and in England; the political situation in France; ^Iclntoslrs wishes; 
personal plans; his own desire to become a candidate for Kepresentative 
from Harrisburir County; personal news and messages. Copy. op. 
Appended letter of Hunt, 3 p.; sec no. 131"3. 1158 

ISoO Mar. 30 Foote, Henrv Sftuart.] Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
Mirabeau Bfuonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Introducing ^h\ Buckle}^, of Mississippi. A. L. S. Ip. 1159 

1S39 Mar. 30 Duxlap, E[ichard] G. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing Ed. Howard. A. L. S. Ip. 1160 

]S39 Mar. 31 Ha^iiltox, J[ames.] Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
M[irabeau] B[nonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Eeily's failure to negotiate the loan; the pressure upon the money 
market; his own efforts and hopes; the Zara/a. A. L. S. 2 p. 1161 

1839 Mar. Lamar, .Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive Department, 
Houston, [Texas.] 

'^Address to the FEarrisbiirg Volunteers" for the defence of the fron- 
tier; their duty; their eqnipment; their prospects for ^'honorable station 
in the select Eegiment which is to he placed nnder the command of Col- 
onel Karnes in the anticipated expedition to Santa Fee." Copy. 3 p. 

In no. 361, p. 122-24. \ 1162 

ISS9 Mar. Joxes, Levi and others. Galveston, [Texas.] 

Invitation to a ball at the "New Hotel" on Monday, Apr. 22, to com- 
memorate the Battle of San Jacinto. Broadside. 1163 

[1839 Mar.] Jasper, S. L. B. [Honston, Texas.] To M[irabeauJ 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Honston^ Texas.] 
Application for appointment as district attorney for the second judi- 
cial district. A. L. S. 1 p. 1161 

1839 Mar. Cullex, E. W. San Augustine, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Indorsing K. L. Anderson for appointment in the "Custom-House De- 
partment" to succeed Col. Horton. A. L. S. Ip. 

Xote of approval of E. Eains appended. 1165 

[1839 Apr. i] SniMOXS, James W. [Houston? Texas.] To [:\riraheau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston ? Texas.] 
Offering the service of his pen to Lamar. A. X. S. 1 p. 1166 

1839 Apr. 1 Hamilton', J[amos.] Xew Oilcans. [Louisiana.] To 
^[[irabeau] I')[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
The financial and war panic: a'lviie to recall the 8% bonds; his own 
plans to ne,u-otia.te tlie $5,000,0110 I.oiul is-iie; tne necessity oi issuiuu' 
promissorv notes: value oT the star notes: monev to send the ministers to 
.Mexico and tlie United States. A. L. S. 2p. ^ 1167 



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1S39 Apr. 1 Stock Fi-ETir. G. de. IToii?ton, [Texas.] To ^Eirabeau 
B[iionaparte] T.amar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for appointment as surveyor and engineer to survey an«l 
lay out tlie new seat of government. A. L. S. Ip. IIGS 

1839 Apr. Ji- DuxLAp. R[ic]iard] G. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
^[[irabeau] P>[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
His own plans: Bee's departure for Pensacola to join Ellis; the move- 
ments of Elys, the French Consul to ^rexico; his sympathy witli Texas 
and the Federalists : 1iis expressions regarding tlie possibility of tlie re- 
jection of the late Freneh-^fexican convention and the continuance of 
the war: Beal, the Yicksburg Bank and the rejected Texas bonds: Hamil- 
ton, Biddle. Beily, Fuller, and the bond negotiation; the saddles purchased 
by Col. Caldwell and other supplies for the Indian campaign; confidence 
in the United States in Lamar's administration; the advisability of re- 
ceiving Texas money at par for passage on the Zavala; the Zavala's 
possibilities; the Britisli war scare; Woodlief and Morehouse's proposed 
expedition to join the Federalists under Mexia. A. L. S. 8p. IIGO 

1839 Apr. 4 ^H-SE, K. H. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Indorsing K. L. Anderson for collector of the port of Sabine. A. L. S. 
Ip. • -^ 11 TO 

1839 Apr. If BURLESOX. E[d]w[ar]d. Bastrop, [Texas.] To :\I[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Indorsing Major Horatio Griffith for qnartermaster general in case of 
Col. I. AY. Burton's non-acceptance of the appointment. A. L. S. 1 p. 

IITI 

1839 Apr. 5 Eaxsqii, J[ames] B. Executive Department, Houston, 

[Texas.] To James Kerr, [Texana, Texas.] 

Acloiowledging for the President the receipt of Kerr's letter of 

[Mar.] 25. and announcing the ajipointment of J. H. Mclntyre [as chief 

justice of Jackson County?] A. Df. S. Ip. -. " IITV 

1839 Apr. -5 liOBKRTs. Sam[ue]l A[lexander.] :\robile, [Alabama.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing Thomas Bates. A. L. S. Ip. IIT.'") 

1839 Apr. o PEr:vr^rER. S[amuel] A. "NTew Orleans, [Louisiana.] T'^ 
[^[irabeau Bnonajiarte Lamar. Houston, Texas.] 
Acceptance of a cavalry captain's commission: suggestions regard iu- 
nniform, equipment, aiid odicers: Kendal ritles: dolmston: his own l<n-"- 
affair: his innocence of any connection with the niillion loan negotia- 
tions: Beal and tbe Bank: William IT. Jack: the financial crisis: iim' 
Copano town site: Hamilton: Love. A. L-. S. 4 p. IK^ 



()li;i- 



1839 Apr. G Kkac. ]\\v]\ llou-ton. | Texas,] To ^lirabi^au B[u 

a|»artG] Lamai-. [ Houston, Texas. | 

Application for appointment as eniiiiu^cr and draughtsman to mak 

maps of the new >rat uf governmont. A. L. S. Ip. H^ 



Papers of ^Iiii^lbeau Buoxaparte La:mar 141 

1S39 Apr. 6 Atkinsox, T. J. Batli County, Kentucky. To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar], Houston, Texas. 
Inquiry regarding land grants to immigrants. A. L. S. 2p. 1176 

1S39 Apr. 7 P]veritt, S[teplien] H. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
M[iraboau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
General confidence in Texas and Lamar's administration; suggestions 
regarding the management of tlie [Zavnla.] A. L, S. 2p. 1177 

1S39 Apr. 7 Bailey, E. Hous^ton, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uona- 
parte] Lamar. [Houston, Texas.] 
Indorsing Ellis 'for consufto Xew York. A. K S. Ip. 1178 

1839 Apr. 8 Leidesdorf, W[illia]m A. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] 
To ]\[irabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Introducing Irah S. Hoiden, in search of a negro belonging to General 
William Debuys. A. L. S. Ip. 1179 

i5JP J./5r. 5 JoiixsTOX, :\[alcom A. Victoria, [Texas.] ToM[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
The late election for sheriff based upon a misconstruction of the law; 
the date of his own commission. A. L. S. Ip. - 1180 

1839 Apr. 8 Childers, James AY. L. [Galveston? Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] [B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Bequest for }x>cnniary assistance. A. L. S. 2p. 1181 

1839 Apr. 9 Bee, Barnard E. New Orleans, [Louisiana.] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte] Lamar, ] Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing Mr. Beck. A. X. S. Ip. 1182 

1^39 Anr. 9 SorLi:, P[iorre.] Xcw Orler.ns, [Louisiana.] To ]\Iirabeau 
[Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas. [ 
Introducing Frederick Gaillardet, with Saligny. A. L. S. 3 p. 1183 

1839 Apr. 9 Bogert & Hawtiiorx. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
Mirabeau B[uouaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas,] 

Offeririo: the ^team packet Cvha for sale to the Texas government. L. 
S. 2 p. 

See no. 831. . 1184 

1839 Apr. 9 PoRTEir. J. W., and others. Xashvillc, [Texas.] 

Petition to ^[[irabeau] B[iiona])ai-t(,' | Lamar, praying the appoint- 
nirnt of a chief justice for Alih-im County to fill th.e vacancy occasioned 
hy the long absence o*f ]\[assillon Farley. D. S. 3p. 1185 

^*?•)^9 Apr. 9 Wood, David L. Houston, [Texas.] To :\r[iraheau] 
B[o!iapartt"] Lamar, | Houston. ^I'cxas.] 
Application fov a governimnt clerkship. A. X. S. "3 p. ' 11 8G 

JS.'>9 Apr. 10 ]\[iLTON. Jo[h |n. Xow Orleans, [Louisiana.] To ^[ira- 
])eau B[uonaparte| Lamar, Hon^ton. [Texas.] 
IntroduciuL!" AlcxaniK^r AlLKenzie. A. L. S. Ip. 1187 



142 Tex^vs Library axd Historical Co:\[:\rissiON 

lS-39 Apr. 10 JoiTXSTOX, A[lbGrt] Siclnc-v. War Department, Houston, 

[Texas. [ To The Bowl, [Cherokee Xation/I Texas. 

Evidences of complicity of the Cherokee and othe? tribes in Cordova's 

rebellion; the demands of Texas; preparation for frontier defence. A. 

Df. S. 3 p. 1188 

1S39 Apr. 10 Levering, Jo [h]n. Pdchmond, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[iionaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Relative to Lamar's claims against the estate of the late E[obcrt] 
E[den] Handy. A. L. S. 1 p. 11S9 

1839 Apr. 10 Pratt, Thomas. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeaii] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Inquiry regarding the probability of his receiving an appointment in 
the cavalry service. A. ]^. S. 1 p. IIDO 

11839 c. Apr. 10? Tiio^epsox, Henry. Galveston? Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Transmitting a letter from Xew Orleans [Everitt to Lamar? Apr. 7?] : 
the Zavala; the French Admiral [Baudin?] ; law business; Texas funds; 
Captain Tavlor; Mrs. Mather. A. L. 2 p. 

"Confidential." 1101 

1839 Apr. 11 Brtax, W[illia]m. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Introducino^ the Eev. ]\ressrs. Paguire and Chandv, Catholic clerirv- 
men. A. L. ^S. 1 p. ' ll'.)2 

1839 Apr. 11 Cole, James P. Galveston, Texas. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Application for appointment as notary public of the port or count v 
of Galve.ton. A. L. S. 1 p. IP'3 

1839 Apr. 13 Plu:\imEr, Sam[ue]l A. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
M[irabeau] l)[uona})arte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Recruiting; delay pending the result of Hamilton's negotiations in 
the Xortli; a possible sale of his own land on the San Antonio; ins 
intention to devote the proceeds to the equipment of his company : a 
suggestion for an appointment; his love aifair; Houston in Xew C>rk'an-; 
a suggestion for Jolmston as an opposing presidential candidate; ti;-' 
financial panic; lUddle's resignation; a lookimr glass purchased h'" 
Lanufr; Beal. A. L. S. 3 p.^ 

"Private." 11^1 

1S30 Apr. 13 \Vi:in!, James. Treasurv Dcpartnu^nt, Houston, [Texas. | 
To James Heily, Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] 

Instructions for the wiUidrawal and return to Houston of the bon<U 
for $L<'0o,00o. Copy. 2 p. 

Sec 110, IbSL " IP'- 

1830 Apr. I'l Hamilton', ,l[anies.] Augusta, Georgia. To ^[[irai)eau| 
l>[u()naparte I Laiuai-, | Houston, Texas. | 
Reit<'rating fornior adviee lor the withdrawal of the S% bonds; t'l-- 
uufoitunate outcome of the negotiations in New Orh'ans and .Mississippi; 



Papers of MiraBEAu BuoxArARTc La^iar 1-13 

Beal; 'New Orleans a poor market for Texas securities; Biddle's resig- 
nation ; his "unelian_a-od ability and inclination to serve Texas ; his own 
plans for negotiating tlie bonds, embarking with Saligny, and co-opor- 
erating with Henderson in securing French recognition of Texas; re- 
([uest for credentials; Col. White of Florida a good coadjutor in nego- 
tiating a commercial treaty with France; offer to co-operate with Biddle 
in inducing a good financier to become a citizen of Texas to organize 
the financial svstem; the certainty of his own success in negotiations. 
A. L. S. 4 p. " 1196 

1839 Apr. IJ^ GOEDOX. Tho[ma]s G. Columbus, Georgia. To Mira- 

beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston. Texas. 

The financial panic and its encouragement of emigration to Texas; 

Mrs. Phelps; oiler to help Captain Eedd in recruiting; personal plans 

and messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 1197 

1S39 Apr. IJf JoxES^ James S. In Camp near "Webber's on the Colo- 
rado, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, 
[Texas.] 
Progress and plans of the expedition ; praise of the volunteers ; the 
Santa Fe expedition; AYaterloo; conditions on the frontier; Lamar's 
popularity in the West; the concentration of his enemies in Houston; 
Hamilton's address and reception in Houston; hopes for his European 
negotiation; ]\[ajor Jones. A. L. S. 3 p. 1198 

1839 Apr. lo Joxes, W[illiam] Jefferson. Camp on Wilbarger's 
Prairie, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston. 
[Texas.] 
"Waterloo, the contemplated new seat of government," and its en- 
virons; frontier conditions; Burleson's heroic and skillful defeat of the 
^Eexicans and Indians; the Santa Fe expedition; the difficulties of his 
own command; personal plans and messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 1199 

1839 Apr. 15 Mills. Jo[h]n T. Washington, Texas. To :\rirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Houston, [Texas.] 
Stating the facts in the case of Hardin, under sentence 'for perjury, 
and recommending favorable action upon a petition for executive clem- 
ency soon to be presented to Lamar. A. L. S. 3 p. 12()0 

1839 Apr. lo Pilie, L[oiiis?]s J[ean?] Houston. [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] L.nnar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for appointineiit a- surveyor and draughtsnum for the 
new seat of government. A. X. S. 1 p. 1?(U 

1839 Apr. 1.5 Boyj.ax. J[anies] D. Xcw OrleaTis. [F.ouisiana.] To 
^liraheau B[uonaparte] Lrniar, Houston. [Texas.] 
Application fnr appointment to command one of the vessels of v.ar 
under con-tructinn at l>;dtimorc. A. L. S. 1 p. L?()? 

1839 Apr. 15 ^NrAiuiiTT. L. H. Sun Augustine, [Texas.] "To the in- 
dependent voters, competing the militia of Texas."' 
Annoimeing his candidacy for the otlice of major-general. l)i'(>ad- 
sidc. ' * Li 03 



144 Texas Library axd Historical Commission 

ISSO Apr. IG TiiOMrsox, Henry. [Houston? Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonapai'te] Lamer, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing Clark :\L Stone. A. N". S. 1 p. 1204 

1839 Apr. 17 Axdersox, K[ennet] L. San Ausrustine, [Texas.] To 
[Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Sendins: indorsements of himself for collector bv E. Rains and E. AV. 
Cullen, [1839, Mar.] and K. H. Muse, [1839, Apr. 4.] A. L. S. 1 p. 

120o 

1839 Apr. 17 Pratt. Thomas. Houston, [Texas.] To ]\r[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Interrogatories relative to the refusal of his application for a cavalry 
captain's connnission. A. L. S. 3 p. 1206 

1839 Apr. 17 Plummer, Sani[ue]l A. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 

M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

The looking-glass a gift from Beal; the Copauo town site; a ^lissis- 

sippi girl: trading; hopes for the equipment of his company; Kendal 

rifles. A. L. S. fp. ^ 120? 

1839 Apr. 17 E\t:rette. G. [Houston, Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Invitation to a family dinner on [Apr. 18.] A. X. S. 1 p. 1208 

1839 Apr. IS Swift, Timo[thy]. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] I^amar, Houston, Texas. 
Eecommending Lieutenant George H. Pankin, of the British Xavy, 
for appointment in the Xavy of Texas, e. g. on one of the vessels under 
construction in Baltimore. A. L. S. 3 p. 1209 

1839 Apr. 19 :\[ocgax, J[ames.] Xew Washington, [Texas.] To 
^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Resignation as Xavv agent. L. S. 1 p. 1210 

1839 Apr. 19 Ha^mltox, J[ames.] Charleston, [South Carolina.] To 
Mirabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
The loan negotiations postponed, awaiting peace news ex])ected from 
Eurojx^ ; extract from Biddle's letter of Apr. 11 on liis ability to hrlp 
Texas; plans; urging economy in naval and war expenditures and in 
the management of the Cluirlpston (Zaralo) ; request for credentials to 
enable him to approach Louis IMiilippc^ regarding French recognition <'f 
Texas; toasts of Texas in the United States; Capt. Moore. A. L. S. 
5 p. 1211 

1839 Apr. 19 Swiri\ Tinio[t]iy]. Xew Orleans. [Louisiana.] To 
]y[irabeau B[uonapart(^] Lannii-, Houston, [Texas.] 
Presenting ih*- claim ot Mrs. Elizabeth Proc-tor i'oi- furni-hing Ijoard 
to ^[at;niH>ios prisoners. A. L. S. 2 ]). . 1212 

1S39 Apr. 20 liAWDOv. Wijicnr. IlAirii. v^' Ihwdv. Xew Orlian^, 

[Louisiana.] To ^lirabeau r>| uonaparte | T>amar, [Housbui. 

Texas.] 

Sending impressions and pi-oofs of plates for Tn^isury notes; otbtr 

plates in ]UTparalion. f.. S. 1 p. 12 r> 



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JS39 Apr. 21 Mather, 01iv[i]a A. [Roberts.] Galveston, [Texas.] 
To Mirabeau B[uonapai'te] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Friendly personal letter; Captain Hinton; Lieutenant Lothrop; Dr. 
Read of the jSTavy; a vessel hovering around the Coast; the peace estai)- 
lished between Lamar and General Baker; General Hamilton and the 
loan; the Zavala laid up; family news. A. L. S. 3 p. 1*214 

1839 Apr. 23 Hexdersox, J[ames] Pinckney. Paris, [France.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas:] 
The delay of the French agent's report upon Texas, in relation to tlie 
question of Mexican ratification of the French-Mexican treaty and to 
French recognition of Texas ; the rumored Federalist overtures to Texas ; 
Santa Anna's reputed secret agent to Texas; the Texan contract for a 
naval force sufficient to control the Gulf commended; the necessity of a 
blockade of A'era Cruz to secure English mediation ; his own wish to 
retire; indorsement of Mcintosh for his successor. A. L. S. 5 p. 1215 

1839^ Apr. 23 Moody, J[ohu] W. First Auditor's Office, Houston, 
[Texas.] To [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Houston, Texas.] 

Inclosing papers regarding the non-payment of Costly and Jewell's 
troops. A. N. S. 1 p. 

Tnclosure, 2 p. ; see nos. 600, 602. 1216 

1839^ Apr. 23 Foote, Henry S[tuart.] Jackson, [Mississippi.] To 
^[[irabcau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing Dr. Sims. A. L. S. 3 p. . 1217 

1839 Apr. 2Jf McXutt, Alexander G. Jackson, Mississippi. To ^lira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Requisition for the extradition of ]\Iagnus T. Rogers, under indict- 
ment for murder. D. S. 2 p. 

^Y^th no. 1219. 1218 

1839 Apr. 2Jf- ]\Ic>s^utt, A[loxander] G. Executive Department. Jack- 
son, [Mississippi.] To William F. Willson, Galveston, Texas. 
Inclosing extradition papers of ^laa-nus T. Rogers. A^ L. S. 1 p. 
Inclosures, 8 p. ; sre nos. 718, 1102,^ 1219, 1220. 121!) 

1839 Apr. 2J/. McXutt, A[lexander] G. Executive Dej)artnient, .h.wk- 
son, [Mississippi.] To Alceo Lalu-anclie, Houston. Te.\n<. 

Asking that Lamar l)e requested to furnish to W. F. Will-on a siiili- 
cient force to arrest and hold M. T. Rogers. A. L. S. 1 p. 

With no. 1219. ■ 1220 

1839 Apr. 2Jf Cautuy. J. W. Camden, South Carolina. To Mfira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Honston, Texas.] 
Introducing Thofnuis] Priostlv Cooper, son of Dr. Thomas ('<>'. p«-r. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1221 

1830 Apr. 2.'f Joxks. \V[iHianri JclTcr^on. Cmip Aii>tin. iumt the nifun- ! 

tains, [Texa«.] To M[iralK'au| I^nonaparl.- 1 Laniar. n.>ii^i..n, 
[Texas.] • 

Introducing Ca[)t. Davis; conditions on tlu^ fiontior: sati-fact ion with 
the Administration; his own wish to disl.and his coni|)any in Ma\ uiiI-'-s 



146 Tex^vs Library axd Historical Commission 

there are prospects for getting up the expedition under Colonel Karnf>: 
difficulties in securing provisions; Burleson's orders executed. A. \j. S. 
3 p. ' l-^>> 

18S9 Apr. 2J^ EusK, Tho[mas] J. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Indorsing W. L. Underwood to succeed W. H. Jack as a compiler of 
laws. A. L. S. 2 p. l->-.^3 

18S9 Apr. 25 Stewart, Charles B. Montgomery, [Texas.] To :\E[ir;i- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
On the confusion regarding the line between Montgomery and Harri-- 
burg counties. A. L. S. 4 p. • Vl'lV 

1889 Apr. 21 Hunt, Memucan. Xavy Department, Houston, Texa?. 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Sending to be filed in the secret archives copies of a correspondenc--' 
with S. F. B. Morse tendering to the Republic the perpetual use of the 
electro-magnetic telegraph, and an original letter of Morse accompauifd 
by a drawing of the telegraph so far as then completed. X. S. 1 p. 

12-2"> 

1889 Apr. 27 Foote, Henry S[tuart.] Canton, Mississippi. To Mfira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Albert Sidney] Johnston, [Memucan] 
Hunt and [James] Webb, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing Judge Campbell." A. L. S. 2 p. 1'3"?G 

1839 Apr. 21 Howard. Cha[rle]s. Matagorda, [Texas.] To :\I[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Sending scrip in favor of B. H. Mordecai and applving for an appoirit- 
ment. A. L. S. 1 p. " ^ Vir^ 

1830 Apr. 21 [Hunt, Memucan. Houston, Texas.] To M[irabcaii] 
B[uonaparte], Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Relative to his own resignation and the time of its acceptance. A. 
N. S. 1 p. 

Mutilated. • 12-.>S 

1839 Apr. 28 Still, ^y. G. Houston, [Texas.] ToM[irabeau] B[uoi>- 
aparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Inquiry- regarding the result of his application for a captain's coid- 
mission. ^ A. X. S. 1 p. l'^'-3*> 

1839 Apr. 29 Seward, William H. Albany, Xew York. 
Certificate of identification of Jacob Hand. D. S. 1 p. 
Appended to no. 1122. l2-)<^ 

1839 Apr. 29 Bee, Barnard E. [New] Orleans, [Louisiana.] T""* 
[C. C] Sebrimr. [Xcw Orloaiis, Tjouisiana.] 

Sebring's ineligibility as secretary in view of nx-ent reporl> reganli;?- 
his affairs in Mexico. Copv. 1 p. 

With no. 1217. 12'^l 



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Papers of ^[irabeau Buoxaparte Lamar 147 

1S39 Apr. 20 Sebrixg. C. C. [Xew] Orleans, [Louisiana.] To Bar- 
nard E. Bee, [Xew Orleans, Louisiana.] 

Answering Bee's note of [Apr. 29], rejecting Sebring as secretary. 
Copy. 3 p. 

mill no. 1247. 1232 

18S9 Apr. 30 Bee, Barnard E. [Xew] Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
[C. C] Sebring, [Xew Orleans, Louisiana.] 

Answering Sebring^s note of [Apr. 29] relative to his rejection as 
Bee's secretary. Copy. 2 p. 

^Yitll no. 1247. " 1233 

[1839 9 Apr.?] Gibsox, F. M., v. The Republic of Texas. 

Report of James Webb, actinof secretary of the Treasury, upon the 
legal aspects of the claim of F. M. Gibson for compensation for service 
in the Xayy, Xov. 1, 183G-Dec. 26, 1837. A. D. S. of Webb. 3 p. 1234 

[1839 Apr.] Love, Ja[me]s. [Houston, Texas.] To [Mirabeau Buon- 
aparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Denying inferential charges of corruption in the late negotiation to 
float the $1,000,000 loan; the difficulty between Beal and '-the Bank." 
A. X. S. 3 p. "^ 1235 

[1839 Apr.?] Armstroxg, James, and others. [Jasper County, Texas.] 
To ]\[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Requesting the appointment of a notary public for Jasper County, 
and suggesting William Myers for appointment. L. S. 1 p. 1236 

1839 Apr. Washix-qtox, Lewis M. H. Richmond. [Texas.] 

"The Forsaken.— A Sketch for the Sentinel." A. D. S. 8 p. 1237 

1839 May 1 Huxt, Memucan. Xayy Department, Houston, [Texas.] 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Resignation as Secretaiw of the Xavy. Copy by J. B. Ransom. 2 }^. 

1238 

1839 May 1 Bee, Barnard E. [Xew] Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 

[Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar. [Houston, Texas.] 

Sebring; Hammeken; his own approaching departure on the M'ood- 

hury for ^lexico; hopes and plans; introducing his son; news of Lamar's 

fam'ily on their way to Texas. A. L. S. 2 p." 1239 

1839 May 1 Hewes, Sam[uel]. Aransas. [Texas.] To :M[ira]ieau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamnr, [Houston, Texas.] 
Advising the removal of the Custom House from Aransas to Lamar. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 1210 

[7,95.0 c. May 1?] Arxoed, Hayden, and others. Xncogdoclu>-. [Texas.] 
Petition to [^lirabeau Buona])arfe] Lntnnr. ironsion. ["I'^'xa-]. prav- 

ing for the remission of a fine im|>:>sed upon AlcxandiM* Midver i^n- 

assault upon Havden Arnold. D. S. 4 p. 

With no. 12G2. 1211 



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18S9 May 1-2 Hand, Jacob. Fort Plain, New York. To [Mirahoau 
Buonaparte [ Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
On the administration of the estate of his son, a Goliad victim ; re- 
quest for information regardinpf the advisability of his removal to Texas ; 
inclosing Rovall to Hand, [1839, Mar. 10] and Seward, Certificate, 
[1839, Apr. 29]. A. L. S. 2 p. 1242 

18S9 May 2 Wood, David L. Richmond, [Texas.] To M[ira])eau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
The first number of the Biclimond Telescope and Texas Literarij 
Register; hopes and plans; request for advice.- A. L. S. 3 p. 1243 

18S9 May 3 Brtgha^^i, A[sa.] Treasurer's Office, Houston, [Texas.] 

To 5lirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Sending drafts on the Treasurer for naval supplies, accompanied by 

an order from the Xavy Department for their payment; requesting 

instructions regarding his own authority in the premises. L. S. 1 p. 

1244 

18S9 May 3 Whitixg, Sam[ue]l. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Complaints of the cutting down by the State Department of his ac- 
counts for public printing; the increased cost of labor and material 
since the contract with Xiles & Co. A. L. S. 2 p. 1215 

1839 May .'i Wixx[?] W. H. G. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Thanking him in behalf of the stockholders of the San Saba Com- 
pany for approval of their project and his offer of supplies from the 
Armor}'. A. X. S. 2 p. 1210 

1839 May Jf Sebrtxg, C. C. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Bee's departure on tlie Woodhnri/ vv'ith Padre ^[uldoon; his own re- 
jection by Bee and its injustice: Hammeken; inclosing his own corre- 
spondence with Bee. A. L. S. 2p. 
■ Inclosures 4 p ; sec nos. 1231-3. 124T 

1S39 May 5 Rawdox, Wright. Hatch, & Edsox\ Xew Orleans, [Louis- 
iana.] To ^liraboau B[ucnaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Sending impressions ol Treasury notes. li. S. Ip. - 121S 

1SS9 May -7 Grekx. Tho[ma]s J. Eai,de Inland, [Texas.] To M[ini- 
beau] B[uonapartc] Lamar. Houston, [Texas.] 

Introducing Admiral Baudin; arrangements for his escort; a sugges- 
tion to interest the Admiral in '•'our Live oaks-' ; the wish of ''our citizen- 
to extend formal civilities to Lamar and the Admiral; an invitation I" 
bring him "'•rnund in the Zanda," A. L'. S. 2p. 121*^ 

1S30 May G "^^o^<:AX. .T[anu's.] Xew Waslnngton, [Texas.] To :\r[ini- 
beau] B[uonaparte| I.amar. Houston [Texas.] 
Personal pints: re]K>rt of the expenditure of $500 for freigbt [')» 
naval su[>plies] ; the Zanda: suggestions regarding necessary retrench- 



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nicnt in naval expenditures; his own handicapes and reasons for resign- 
ing as navy agent; Galveston prices; a request for authority to make far- 
ther suggestions. 1250 

1S39 May 6 Everitt,, S[tephen] H. Beaumont, [Texas.] To :\[[ira- 
beau] B[uonapaite] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Warning of the design of X. F. Smith and others to secure the removal 
of Doom, with a view to having the custom house transferred to Sabine; 
Houston's intended candidacy for the presidency; his friends' efforts to 
put his adherents into office; personal plans and news. A. L. S. 2p. 

"Private." 1251 

1S39 May 7 Hamilton, J[ames.] Charleston, [South Carolina.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
On the eve of setting out for Philadelphia for a conference with Bid- 
die; expectations of intelligence from Europe by the Liverpool steamer; 
plans for preliminarv negotiations to secure funds for immediate needs. 
A. L. S. 2p. ' 1252 

1839 May 8 Edex, Catherine. Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] To Mira- 
beau [Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Bespeaking his aid to tlie bearer in arranging for the removal of the 
remains of the late Eobert Eden Handv to Philadelphia. A. L. S. Ip. 

1253 

1839 May 8 Browx, Emmeline C. Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Pequesting his aid to tlie ]">earer in arranging for the removal to Pliil- 
adelphia of the remains of her brother, the late I^obert Eden Handy : her 
wish for the return of Jim, Handy'? body-servant ; surprise at the lack 
of military honors to Handy. A. L. S. 4 p. 1254 

1839 May 8-28 Bee, Barnard E. Vera Cruz, [Mexico.] 

Letters from Barnard E. Bee to Genl Victoria, Col: Ahnonte, Admiral 
Baudin, ^[r. Goro^tiza, ^Er. Pakenham, i'v the Comnumder of the Frencli 
Frigate La Gloire — Vera Cruz. Mav 1839.-' Copv. 16 p. 

Sec nos. 1256-7. 1284, 128S. 1290-1, 1298-9, 1301-3, 1314-17. 1255 

1839 May 8 Bee. Barnard E. U. S. Schooner Woodbury, [Yem Cruz, 
Mexico.]. To [Guadalupe] Victoria, [Vera Cruz, Mexico.] 

Application for facilities for conference with the Secretary of State 
and for' presentation to the President. Copy. Ip. 

In no. 1255, p. 1. '^ 1256 

1839 May Wallkh. Edwin. Damon's, Fort Bend County, [Texas.] 

To ^[[irabeau] B[nona]tarte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

The progress of his exy>odition [to tlio site of Austin] ; the diiTicnliv 

in securing workmen; a cnndidarc for senator to siKX-eed the late [AV. II.] 

Wharton. L. S. (by proxy.) 12.'»7 



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18S9 May Pratt, Thomas. Houston, [Texas.] To :Mirabeau B[uona- 
parte] Lamar. Houston, [Texas.] 
Requesting an answer to his note of [Apr.] 16 regarding the "singular 
rejection" of his application for a captain's commission. A. L. S. Ip. 

12oS 

1839 Maij 9 Bee. Barnard E. U. S. Schooner Woodbury, [Vera Cruz. 
Mexico.] To [Juan Xepomuceno] Almonte, [Vera Cruz? Mexico.] 
Requesting an interview. Copy. 2p. 
In no. 1255, p. 1-2. 1259 

1SS9 May 10 ]\Iillet, William E. New York, [New York.] To [Mira- 

beau Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Inquiry regarding tlie prospect of success in Houston for a dealer in 

music and musical instruments. A. L. S. Ip. 1260 

1S39 May 10 Butler, Pierce M. Columbia, South Carolina. To ^I[ira- 

beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing ^lajor T. P. Cooper, son of Dr. Thomas Cooper. A. L. S. 
Ip. 1261 

18S9 May 11 Reily, James. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Plouston, Texas. 
Presenting a petition of the citizens of Nacogdoches [c. May 1?] in 
behalf of A. :\[clver. A. L. S. Ip. 
See no. 1241. 1262 

1839 May 11 Green, Tho[ina]s J. Valasco, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Introducing Powhatan, son of Dr. Archer. A. L. S. Ip. 1263 

1839 May 11 Hunt, W[illia]m H. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Reporting the progress of Waller's expedition to the site of Austin ; 

ap])lication for appointment as surveyor to the Boundary Commission 

pending the beginning of work on the militarv road.' A. N. S. 2 j). 

1264 

1839 May 11 Seeger, Augustus. Houston. [Texas.] To M[irabeaul 
BTuonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for appointment as second auditor. A. X. S. Ip. 1265 

1839 May 11 ITayden. Denis E. Xew Orleans. [Louisiana.] To :\rira- 
boau B[uonaparte] T>aniar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Applicntion for appointment as architect and builder to the Republic 
to erect tb.e new government buildings in Austin: their former acquaint- 
ance in Columbus, Crcorgia. A. L. S. Ip. 1266 

1830 M-iii 11 S\ow, Chnrlos ?>., and others. "T^xian Steam Ship Z.i- 

vala," [Calve^ton. Texas.] 

P»4itinn to A. C. Hinton. commander of the Zavala, ]>raying that the 

geuiTal incapacity of ^lidshipman Samuel Whiting, Jr., be reported to 

tb.e iVnartnient. ' D. S. 2p. 1-GT 



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Papers of Miil\bkau Btoxaparte Lamar 151 

1S39 May 13 Holt, James Lawrence. Dadeville, Alabama. To Mira- 

beau B[iionaparte] Lamar, Houston. Texas. 

His own res.diness to come to Texas if lie can be of any service and 

make a living; former acquaintance with Lamar at Eatonton, Georgia. 

A. L. S. Ip. 1268 

1S39 May 13 Dawsox, W[illia]m C. Milledgeville, Georgia. To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonapartc] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing Dr. Thomas Park; the State Convention "to reduce and 
equalize our Pepresentation in the General Assemblv." A. L. S. 1 p. 

1269 

1839 May 13 Keeper. Frances P. H. New York, [New York.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Gratification at the experience of her son, Charles B. Snow, midship- 
man; inquiry regarding the prospects of suitable employment in Texas 
for herself as a magazine writer and for her daughter as a teacher. A. 
L. S. 2p. ^ 1270 

1839 May 13 :\rcNEiLLY, W[illia]m Gibbs. Columbia, South Caro- 
lina. To [Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing [Thomas] Priestly Cooper, son of the late Dr. Thomas 
Cooper, and late assistant to ^lajor McNeilly on the Louisville, Charles- 
ton, & Cincinnati Pailroad ; General Hamilton's interest in Cooper. A. 
L. S. Ip. 1271 

183^ May 1^ :\[oore, Francis, Jr. Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Sending a letter opened by mistake. A. N. S. Ip. 1272 

1839 May IJf. Plumper, Sam[ue]l A. New Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Introducing Col. Philip Weaver, of Alabama, capitalist. A. L. S. Ip. 

1273 

1839 May [15?] Roberts. Sam[ue]l A[lexander.] Washington, [D. C] 
To [^rirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Houston, Texas.] 

Dunlap's arrival and application for presentation; Jones; Austin 
Bryan; estimate of Hunt and of Watrous : their resignation; the general 
good feeling toward Texas in the United States as evidenced by the news- 
papers; Elh's's mission to Mexico; intervention of the United States; 
a rumor regarding Houston's compensation for the release of Santa Anna; 
the vessels under construction at Baltimore ; Bryan's intention to take 
passage on one of the schooners; familv news and messages. A. L. S. 
8p. 

"Confidential." 1274 

1839 May 16 :\r()RELAXD, J. W., and others. Houston, [Texas.] To 
[Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Houston, 'I'exas.] 
Indorsinsr Thomas J. Golightly for chief justice of Harrisburg County, 
to succeed Andrew Briscoe. D.^S. Ip. ' 1275 



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1839 May !(> [Clygatt?] A. G. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeaii] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston. Texas.] 

A copy of Sparks*? Life and Writings subscribed for by Lamar ready 
for delivery. A. N. S. Ip. 

Mutilated. 1270 

1839 May IS Cole, James P. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonapartej Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Callinir attention to his application of [Apr.] 11 for appointment as 
notary public. A. L. S. Ip. 12:7 

1839 May 18 AVright, Francis B. ]S^avy Yard, Galveston, [Texas.] To 

M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Application for transfer from the command of the iSTavy Yard to the 

command of the schooner ^'hourlv expected from Baltimore, she having: 

left the 1st inst— " A. L. S. Ip. 12T8 

1839 May 18 Wilkins, Richard E. Houston, [Texas.] 

Chattel mortgasre to Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
D. S. 3p. ^ 1279 

1839 May 18 Hart. W[illia]m. Nacogdoches, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Thanks for his own appointment [as chief justice] ; universal commen- 
dation of the appointment of Starr to a cabinet position ; attempts to di- 
vide the countv; the popularitv of the Administration in East Texas. 
A. L. S. 2p. " ^ 1280 

1839 May 19 Hamilton. J[ames.] Baltimore, [Maryland.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. Houston, Texas. 
Praise of the vessels under construction at Baltimore : Dawson's faith- 
ful execution of the contract ; Williams's ability and his magnanimitv 
in the face of political separation from Lamar; the beauty of the '"'now 
schooner in which ^Ir. Williams embarks''; hope for the success of the 
loan negotiations. A. L. S. 3p. 1281 

1839 May 20 Allex, J[ohn] M. Galveston, [Texas.] To :\[[irabeau| 

B[uonapartc] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Sending a letter from B. H. Xorton, of Xew York, [Feb. 2-")] : 
[Brown Sz Guion's] unpaid claim. 

Sec no. 734. 1282 

[1839 May 20] GiBsox, Fenton M., H[ugh] ^McLeod, and otliers. 
[Houston, Texas.] 

[Petition to ^rirnl)eau Buonaparte Lamar, Houston, Texas, indorsiiii: 
T. J. Golightlv for cliiof justice of Harrisburg County.] D. S. Ip. 

All exce])t signatures illegible. 128'> 

1839 May 20 Bkf. Barnnrd V. Vera Cruz, [^Vli'xico.] To the Coiu- 
mander of Vno Fr(>iuli Fi-i^nb' f^a d'loirr. [Voi-a ("*ruz, Mexico.] 

Requesting a refuge upon f.a (llnirr until the steamer "is ready for thr 
Havana"; his own rejection and the oider for his deportation. Coj>v. 
Ip. 

In no. 1255, p. G. 1281 



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1S39 May 21 "Walker, R[obert] J[ohn.] Jackson, [Mi>sispippi.'l To 
M[irabeaii] B[uonaparte] Lamar and Menmcan Hunt, [Houston], 
Texas. 
Introducing General Charles M. Price. A. L. S. 1 p. 1285 

1889 May 21 Towxsexd, Nath[anie]l. Houston, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston], Texas. 
Petition praying for a reversal of Lamar^s order against the payment 
of his claim for losses sustained in the burning of San Felipe in March, 
1836. A. D. S. 2 p. 1286 

18S9 May 21 Morgax, J[ames.] New Washington, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Suggestions regarding [his own successor as navy agent], the dis- 
position of the Zavala, and the purchase of the *S'^. Anna for a revenue 
cutter. A. L. S. 2 p. 1287 

1839 May 21 Bee. Barnard E. Yera Cruz, [Mexico.] To [Guada- 
lupe] Victoria, [Yera Cruz, Mexico.] 

Regret at the refusal of Mexico to receive him as the agent of Texas 
ta discuss Texan independence; the present status of Texas; his instruc- 
tions from the Texan government. Copy. 3 p. 

In no. 1255, p. 3-5. " 1288 

18S9 May 22 Evaxs, Jo[h]n S. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Commendation of J. W. Parker. A. L. S. 1 p. 1289 

18S9 May 22 Bee, Barnard E. [Yera Cruz, Mexico.] To [Richard] 
Pakenham, [Mexico City, Mexico.] 
Requesting his intercession in ])ehalf of Muldoon. Copv. 2 p. 
In no. 1255, p. 6-7. \ 1290 

1839 May 22 Bee, Bernard E. [Yera Cruz, :\rexico.] To [Juan Xepo- 
muceno] xAlmonte, Mexico, [^lexico.] 

Santa Anna's delicate situation regarding Texas; change in circum- 
stances since his own appointment; arguments for tlie recognition of 
Texan independence ; Padre [Muldoon's] imprisonment ; a request for 
intercession in his behalf. Copv. 5 p. 

In no. 1255, p. 7-11. ' 1291 

1839 May 23 Hewes. Samuel. Aransas, [Texas.] To [:\[irabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Houston, Texas.] 
Lipan depredations and murders among tlio ^Fcxicans ou the Rio 
Grande; the bad faith of Castro; the advisability of an armed force on 
the Nueces River. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Indorsed: ''Secretary of State Authoritv has hc^n given to Capt 
Plummer to raise two mounted companies of Pcgulars for that di^ttict'' 

12!»2 

1839 May 23 HEDEXBrnG, Cha[rlo]s J., and others. Houston, | Texas.] 

To ^lirabeau B[uona])arte| Lanuir, [Houston, Texas], praying for 

the pardon of ^frs. Pamelia Maun, convicted of forgerv 1)\ the jurv pvo- 

sonting the petition. I). S. 2 p. .... ^^^^ 



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1839 May 23 Waller. Edwin. Austin, [Texas.] To :\[[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Progress of the work; pursuit of a party of encroacliino: ^rexicans; 
impressions of the country; topof^^aphy of Austin; modification of the 
plan of the city; a remark of Barton regarcling the friendship of tlio 
people of the Colorado for Lamar, in contrast to the enmity of tlie 
people of Houston and Galveston. L. S. (by proxy). 4 p. 129-1: 

1839 May 2Jf Guillot, Charles. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To [^Mira- 
beau Buonaparte Lamar, Houston, Texas.] 

His own ruin in ^Eexico : a request for free passage to Texas for him- 
self and his wife; his relations witli Lorenzo de Zavala; the possibilitv 
of his usefulness to Texas in connection with his scheme for French 
colonization. A. L. S. 3 p. 

French. 1295 

1839 May 25 Bryan, W[illia]m. i^ew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
Mirabeau [Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Lamar's letter of the 8th received; the inclosure forwarded to Bee; 
Hammeken's detention for lack of funds ; fraudulent land certificates : 
the Neptune; emigration expected next season from the western and 
middle states. L. S. 2 p. 1296 

1839 May 26 Lamar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Houston, [Texas.] To 
Colonel Bowl and other head men, [Cherokee Xation.] 

"A Letter to Bowles, the principal Chief of the Cherokees, and other 
Head-men of that tribe . . ." ; the order of Bowles for Major Waters 
to leave the Saline; the nullity of the treaty of Feb. 20, 1836 ; suspicions 
of the Cherokees' relations; [Vicente] Cordova; exhortations to peace 
and reliance upon the justice of Congress ; the policy of ultimate expul- 
sion. Copv. 7 p. 

In no. 361, p. 125-133. • 1297 

1839 May 26 Bee, Barnard E. Vera Cruz, [Mexico.] To [Guadalupe] 
Victoria, [Vera Cruz, Mexico.] 

Regret at his ovm rejection by Mexico ; tlianks for Victoria's personal 
courtesy. Copv. 2 p. 

In no. 1255,>. 11-12. 1298 

1839 May 26 Bee, Barnard E. Vera Cruz, [Mexico.] To [Guada- 
lupe] Victoria, [Vera Cruz, ^[exico.] 

The obvious advantages of Mexican recognition of Texan independ- 
ence; a suggestion for a meeting between Almonte and himself in Wasli- 
ington, [D. C] on July 1 : General Hamilton's plans for negotiating a 
loan with the backinc: of the Bank of the L^nited States. Copv. 2 p. 

In no. 1255, p.12-13. ' 1299 

1839 May 21 Goocii, B. Red River Countv, Texas. To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparto] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
On alleged detlciencies in the records of his oflue regarding tosii- 
mony on land claims; the difficulties of the j^teople; the importame ol* 
issuing land patents, running the line, and completing the organizati<>n 
of the judiciary system. A. L. S. 4 p. 1300 



Papers of Mirabeau Buoxaparte La:mar 155 

1S39 May 2S Bee, Barnard E. French Steam Frigate Phaeton, Verd 
Island. To [Manuel E.] Gorastiza, [^[exico, ^lexico.] 

Answering Gorostiza^s note of IVIay 17 ; his own regret at his inabil- 
ity to present his views to the Government ; gratitude for Victoria's per- 
sonal courtesy; a suggestion for the appointment of a commissioner to 
meet Bee in Washin,gton to try to reach an agreement ; pending departure 
for Havana ; Santa Anna's personal feeling regarding peace. Copv. 'I p. 

In no. 1255, p. 14-15. ' 1301 

[1839 May 28'] Bee, Barnard E. [French Frigate Phaeton, Yerd 
Island. To [Eichard] Pakenham, [Mexico, Mexico.] 

Answering Pakenham's note of May 25 ; Santa Anna's situation and 
feeling regarding peace with Texas; on the eve of departure; his sug- 
gestion regarding a diplomatic meeting in Washington. Copv. 2 p. 

In no. 1255, p. 15-16. " 1302 

[1839 May 28] Bee, Barnard E. [French Frigate Phaeton, Verd 
Island.] To [Juan IN'epomuceno] Almonte, [Mexico, Mexico.] 
The '^Yashington plan." Copv. 1 p. 
In no. 1255, p. 16. "' 1303 

1839 May 29 Hamilton, J [ames.] Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] To 
[Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

The arrangement concluded by Burnley and himself through Biddle 
with the Bank of the United States for an advance and for l)acking in 
the Euro}>ean negotiation: [Thomas L.] Hamilton to make the depo-^it 
in the [Merchants Bank] New Orleans, and to bring despatches report- 
ing diplomatic and financial negotiations ; the bearing of the slavery 
question upon the injunction of secrecy; prejudices combated; the 8% 
bonds. A. L. S. 3 p. 

"Private & confidential." 

A "Duplicate," A. L. S. 4 p., supplies the information bracketed 
above. 1301 

1839 May 29 [Lam.vr, Mirabeau Buonaparte.] Executive Department, 
Houston, [Texas.] To David G. Burnet, [Houston, Texas.] 
Asking him to take charge of the State Department ad interim. Df. 
2 p. 1305 

1839 May 29 Burnet, David G. Houston, [Texas.] To :^[[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Accepting the ad interim charge of the State Department tendered 
by Lamars note of [May 29.] a! X. S. 1 p.- 1306 

1S39 May 29 Lamar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Houston, Texas. 

Commission to William Byrne as notary pul)lic of Kefugio County. 
D. S. (printed form "tilled out). 1 p. 

Countersigned by James Webb, Secretarv of State; appended to no. 
1802. ' 13o: 

1839 May 30 Waller, Edwin. Austin, [Texas.] 1\:> M| iralxMu] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Explaining the non-payment of a draft in favor of J. W. Moody: tbe 
improvement of Austin lots prior to sale. L. S. (by proxy). 3 p. 13<>s 



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1839 May 30 Teulon, George Knight. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
[Mirabean Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for a government appointment. A. L. S. 2 p. 1300 

1S39 May 30 Cater, H. W. Columbus, Mississippi. To .AEirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston^ Texas. 
Application for appointment as cashier in the national bank of Texas, 
should one be established. A. L. S. 2 p. 13 10 

1839 May 30 Holden, Ezra. Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing John Loud. A. L. S. 2 p. , 1311 

1839 May 31 Hunt, Memucan. ^ew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Sending Henderson to Hunt, 1839, Mar. 29 ; Henderson's candidacy 
for Congress from Harrisburg County announced ; his own wish for a 
diplomatic or army appointment; Houston's discreditable appearance in 
!N'ew Orleans. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Appended to no. 1158. 1312 

1839 May 31 Hamilton, J[ames.] Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

His own and Burnley's pledge to Biddle of secrecy regarding the 
advance bv the Bank of the United States. A. L. S. 1 p. 

"[Privat]e & confidential"; mutilated. 1313 

1839 May Bee, Barnard E. JJ. S. Schooner Woodbury, [Vera Cruz, 
Mexico.] To [Charles] Baudin, [Vera Cruz, Mexico.] 

His reception by "your Commodore"; his intention to remain with 
the Commodore pending Victoria's receipt of instructions from Mexico. 
Copy. 1 p. 

In no. 1255, p. 2. 1314 

1839 May Bee. Barnard E. A'era Cruz, [:\[exico.] To [Juan Xepo- 
rauceno] Almonte, [Vera Cruz, Mexico.] 
Request to "'advise my being heard." Copy. 1 p. 
In no. 1255, p. 2. 1315 

1839 May Bee, Barnard E. A^era Cruz, [Mexico.] To [Afanuel E.] 
Gorostiza, [Mexico, Alexico.] 
Requesting facilities for the presentation of his communications from 

the Government of Texas, and for a personal interview with tb.e I'l'i-i- 

dent. Copy. 1 p. 

'^. . . Import of the letter . . . copv . . . mislaid." 
In no. 1255. p. 3. ' 131(> 

1839 May Bee. Barnard E. [Vera Cruz, Alexico.] To [Kicliard] 
Pab^nliam, [Afexico. Arexico.] 

Inclosing ;i letter from tlu" lluu.-e of I.izardi; a iiint [or "a word lr""i 
you." Copy. 1 p. 

In no. 1255, p. 3. 1")1" 



Papers of Miiubeau Buonaparte Lamar 157 

1839 June 1 Smyth, Geo[rge] W. Jasper County, [Texas.] To :\[ira- 

beaii B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Accepting the appointment as surveyor to run the Texas-United States 

boundary line tendered by Lamar in letters of [May] 13 and 23 ; the 

uncertainty of mail conveyance. A. L. S. 1 p. 1318 

1839 June 1 White, Jos[eph] M. St. Louis, [Missouri.] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

L'rging a proposal for a grant of five leagues to Madame [America] 
Yespucci and the encouragement of Italian colonization; erroneous ideas 
prevalent regarding the character of the citizenship of Texas ; the im- 
portance of Texas to the Southern States, in the event of separation 
from the L^nion. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Newspapers inclosed. 1319 

1839 June 2 Waller, Edwin. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Acknowledging receipt of Lamar's letter of [May] 25 ; Pilie, San- 
dusky, and the maps; the site chosen by himself in relation to that of 
^'the town below" ; the status of the public buildings ; bookkeeping. 
L. S. (by proxy). 2 p. 1320 

1839 June 3 Lamar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Houston, [Texas.] To 
Linnee and other chiefs and head-men of the Shawnee, [Shawru^e 
Town, Texas.] 
Talk, exhorting them to make no alliance with the Cherokee or with 

the Mexicans. L. S. 3 p. 1321 

1839 June o Hunt, ^Eemucan. New Orleans, [Louisiana.] To^lfiia- 
beau] B[uonaparte[ Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
His own wish to participate in any military operation of Texas against 
Mexico; the popularity of such a move in the United States; a younu: 
lady's request for Lamar's autograph for her album; Duuh^) and ilu' 
question of his confirmation; Foote and the history of Texas; S. W. 
Rudder and the Yicksburg consulate; consuls in the Mississippi \'alley 
towns in the event of war with ^lexico; the alleged decline of Lamar's 
personal popularitv ; the desirabilitv of cultivating atl'abilitv of manner. 
A. L. S. 8 p. ^ ' ' ^ ■ 1322 

1839 June 5 Gorman, John A. Talbotton. [Georgia.] To M[iral)eau | 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing Dr. Park. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Mutilated. 1323 

1839 June 6 McLellan, Rufus. Matagorda, [Texas.] To Mirahrau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Houston, [Texas. | 
Reapplving for the po?t of coUeetor at Mataixorda. A. L. S, 1 ]k 

]:)■>{ 

1839 June 9 PABST.^[ANN. Yalentini\ I*]ii1adel))]iia, [ l\'nnsvlvania. | 
To [Richard G.] Dunlap. Wasldnaton, [D. C] 
A scheme for a (Jerman colony in Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. 132.'» 



158 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

1839 June 10 Eoss, Jo[h]n E. Liberty, [Texas.] To M[irabeau! 
B[iionaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
The talk of Colutta, a councilor of the Koasati. A. L. S. 2 p. V.W\ 

1839 June 10 Hall, Edward. Houston, [Texas.] To Mira])iaii 
[Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Lamar's carriage at his disposal ; terms of payment. A. X. S. 1 p. 

1839 June 10 Brown, David Paul. Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] To 
Mirabeau [Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Handy's estate. A. L. S. 1 p. U'l^ 

1839 June 10 Burlesox, E[d]w[ar]d. Bastrop, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
An agreement with Captain Sims for a tract of land near the capital 
for Lamar; Waller's progress. A. L. S. 1 p. I'.Vi'.^ 

1839 June 10 Hunt, ^I[emucan.] ]N'ew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
The failure of Bee's mission; the advisability of preparing for tli'' 
inevitable war; personal financial difficulties. A. L. S. 4 p. lo3<) 

1839 June 10 Lamar, John T. Macon, [Georgia.] To :\riralK'au 

[Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

Advising the repeal of the law prohibiting the slave trade ;, recoin- 

mendations of Georgians as commanders in case of another inva-i'iii. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 13;n 

1839 June 11 Cropper. Elisha G. Galveston. To M[irabeau] B[ona- 
parte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 
Application for the command of an artillery company to be raised in 
Matagorda. A. N. S. Ip. " 133? 

1839 June 12 Duxlap, R[ichard] G. Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing ^Er. Freeman. A. L. S. Ip. 1333 

1839 June 12 Wood. David L. Richmond, [Texas.] To M[irabeai]] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

His own intention to give up his interest in the RicJnnond TcJrscf^i"' 

and his desire for Lamar s influence to lielp him secure the editorship of 

the National Int'^lUgcncer. A. L. S. Ip. 13;vl 

1839 June 12 Trimble. Allen. Hillsboro, Ohio. To [Mirabeau Buona- 
parte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Inquiry rega'rding lands acquired by his brother, Lieutenant-ColoU'^ 
W. A. Trimble, of the United States Army, and his associates, while sia- 
tioned at Xatchitoclies after tlio War of LSL2; abstract of seven cnnv.v- 
ances. A. L. S. 4p. i:"!'-'' 

1839 June 13 Brkhiam, A[sa.] Houston, [Texas.] To :Mirahcau B[u.ai- 
aparte] Lamar, Galveston Island, [Texas.] 
.\pplying for leave of absence; inclosing two deeds forwarded bv Ilm:- 
mekon; hope for the restoration of Lamar's health. L. S. Ip. l-''^''' 



Papers of MirwVBEAu Buoxaparte Lamar 159 

JSS9 June U Peebles. Ro[bc'rt.] Houston, [Texas.] To :\r[irabcau] 
B[uonaparte'| Lamar, Galveston, [Texas.] 
Introducing P. ^\. Montgomery. A. L. S. Ip. 1337 

1S39 June IJf HuLiXG, Tho[ma]s B. Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] 

To M[iraljeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

Suggesting James 'M. Allen as resident consul at Philadelphia; the high 

estimate of Lamar's administration there ; Dr. Breckenridge. A. L. S. 

Ip. 1338 

1839 June 15 Cullex,' W. AV. [Columbus? Georgia?] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing Francis H. Dixon. A. N. S. Ip. 1339 

1839 June 15 Dav^'sox, Jo[h]n B. Wyoming, [Kentucky?] To Mira- 
bear [Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing Mr. Andrews. A. [NT. S. Ip. » 13-10 

1839 June 15 Araxsas, [Texas.] Citizens' Meeting. 

Proceedings and resolutions condemning the removal of the custom- 
house to Lamar. D. S. of H. L. Kinney, President. 3p. 

Countersigned by S. Parsons Griswold, secretary. 1341 

1839 June 17 Howard, W[i]liam] A. Brimswick, Georgia. To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for appointment as commander-in-chief of the Texas Navv. 
A. L. S. Ip. 1342 

1839 June 17 Roberts. W[illis.] Custom-house, Galveston, Texas.] To 

M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Galveston, Texas,] 
. The Avreck of the Cuha: his own assumption of the duties of commis- 
sioner of wrecks ; a request for instructions. A. N". S. Ip. 1343 

1839 June 17 [La:mar. Mirabeau Buonaparte.] Galveston, Texas. To 
W[illis] Roberts. Galveston. Texas. 
Ordering him to continue acting as wreck commissioner ad interim. 
A. Df. Ip. 1344 

1839 June 18 Cullex, E. W. San Augustine, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Houston, Texas. 
Efforts to organize a Sam Houston party in the next congress ; Hous- 
ton's candidacy for representative from [San Augustine] County; advice 
in regard to circumventing the move; his own inability to take an active 
part in politics; CampbelFs candidacv for senator against Greer. A. 
L. S. 3p. " ' 1345 

1839 June 20 Olds, Gamaliel S. Saratoga Springs, New York. To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparto] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Inquirv rciiardinfr the prospect for the establishment of a seminarv in 
Texas. A. L. S. 3p. 131(5 

1839 June 20 RoiiKRTS. W[illis.] Galveston, [Texas.] To :\[[iraboau] 
B[uonaparte I Lanuir, Houston. [Texas.] 
Introducing Admiral KMbaud: Lamar's health. A. L. S. Ip. V?>\7 



160 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

18S9 June 22 Tompkins, Caleb. Washington, Texas. To M[irabeauJ 
B[nonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Requesting letters of introduction to consuls or diplomatic agents in 
England or France; his own plans for foreign trade, farming, coloniza- 
tion, and mining. A. L. S. 1 p. L']4.'^ 

1830 June 22 See Errata and addenda, p. 317. 

18S9 June 22 Baciie, R. Steamship Zavala, Galveston, [Texas.] To 

M[irabean] B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

A protest against the laying up of the Zavala and the new vessels in 

ordinary ; a request for transfer in that event ; the proposed alterations in 

the Zavala; Bee's mission. A. L. S. 4p. 1350 

1839 June 2Jf Camack[?] Ja[me]s. Athens, Georgia. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Inquiry r^arding the prospect of securing ""exciting and profitable 
business" and the price of land in Texas. A. L. S. Ip. 1351 

1839 June 2Jf Everrette, G[eorge. Houston, Texas.] To M[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar. Houston, [Texas.] 

Application for Lamai-^s sanction and influence in connection with his 

own selection to attend to the sale of Austin lots; Lamar's health. A. 

N. S. Ip. 1352 

1839 June 21 Starr, Ja[mels H. Treasury Department, Houston, 

[Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Inclosing drafts on the ^Ferchants Bank of New Orleans "to enalile 

the Government to carrv out its views relative to the Cherokee Indians." 

L. S. Ip. "^ 1353 

1839 June 29 Ev[ans], Jo[h]n S. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonapaTte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
A request for Lamar's approbation for his projected newspaper nn 
Galveston Island, "the Xational [Intelligencer?] of Texas*' (not t!i>- 
Houston Intellisrencer)'' ; the exhaustion of his means in the publication 
of the Commercial InfcUigrncer "last year.'' A. L. S. 2p. 1351: 

[1839 June] Smith, Tho[mas] E. Red River County, [Texas.] To 
^Iiral)eau B[uonai>arte Lanuir, Houston. 
Application for appointment as land attorney for Red River County; 
his acquaintance with Lamar and their meeting at "the oDcning of Frank- 
lin College" [in 1819?] ; Ids nullification opinions. A. L. S. 3p. 1 



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[1839? June?] Amory. X[athaniel. Houston ? Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [ICouston.] 
"Ijctters alluded to bv 'Mv. ^laillard"; Burnet's indorsement of Bnn- 
nan. A. X. S. Ip. 13:>*: 

1830 JuJu 3 Trottkr. W[i11ialni B. Clark Countv. Missis>ippi. T- 

^[irabcau B[uonapart'V| F^imar, Houston, Texas. 

Inquiry regarding the inducement oU'ered for the nvruiting of t\v(^ or 

more «'om])anies to come to 'J'exas to light Indians on the frontier. A. 

L. S. 2p. l^''"^ 



Papeejs of ^IiruBKAu BuoxAPARTE Lamar 161 

JS30 Jul}/ .5 PLiar.AiEii, Siiiii[iie]l A. Xew. Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
^[[irabeaii] B[iionapnrte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Arrangements for recruiting; price of tran>^portation; questions re- 
trarding tlie inducements, to be ofl'ered : rifles; money conditions: rise in 
'iVxas funds; Bee's hopefulness; Hamilton's -wiiereabouts; Enirlish news. 
A. L. S. 3 p. ^ 1358 

J ^39 July 6 Starr. .Ja[me]s H. Treasury Department, Houston, 

[Texas.] To ]\rirabeau Bfuonaparte] Lamar, [Houston. Texas.] 

Inclosing for signature a draft upon the ]\rerchants Bank of Xew Or- 

li'ans to pay claims for the seizure of the hrisrs Pocl-et and Durango. L. 

S. Ip. ^ - ^ 1359 

1S39 Jiihj 9 Cooke, Louis P. Llouston, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau Buon- 
aparte Lamar, Houston, Texas.] 
Pcquesting authoritv to draw upon the Secretary of the Treasury in 
favor of I "William T.] Brannum and to instruct Brannum to buy naval 
supplies therevrith in the Lnited States to the best advantage; inclos- 
ing estimates. A. L. S. Ip. • 1360 

1S39 July 9 EoBERTS, Sam[ue]l A[lexander.] Washington, [D. C] 
To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Despatches received and letters sent by Dunlap ; Poinsett's ]~tromise of 
control of the Pnited States Indians under the treaty of 1831 with 
Mexico; his criticism of Bee's mission; [Dunla])'s] strength and weak- 
ness as a diplomat: Hamilton and Burnley's departure for Europe: 
Dunlap's absence in Xew York to sign bonds: a Glohe editorial written 
by Poberts upon the Texas foreign relations and prospects : the loss of 
tlie Cuba; criticism of Dunlap's recent letter to the Secretary of State 
on Texas policy; the unreliability and cost of postal service: tlie next 
meeting of Comrress at Austin; living conditions: bad roads: a hope 
for railroad byilding; [Gazawav B. Lamar] ; Jewett as an editor. A. 
L. S. 7 p. " 13G1 

1S30 July 9 LAr^EAR. ^[irabeau B[uonaparte.] Houston. Texa-. 

"Letter to the Citizens of Libertv County, residing near the Cushaita 
Towns aud Villages," enjoiuino- them to ah-tain from acts of \iolence 
toward the Indians: Oovernnient policv of ultimate removal: Joseph 
Lindley, agent among the Cushattas: procedure in case of depredations. 
Copv. 3 p. 

lii no. 361, p. 134-36. 136'? 

1S30 July 11 Waller, Kdwin. Au>^tin, [Texa^.] To :\r[iral>eau] 

B[iionaparte[ Lamar, [Hou<t(ui, Texas.] 

Progress of the public buildings; the high cost of laboi- and suppli(^> ; 

^i re(|ucst for monev:'a sugirestion reirarding the sy-tein to be u-cd in 

naming the streets; Lamar's health. L. S. (l)y proxy). "J ]). l-'>'''3 

l>^39Jnhjl1 Wi!.rjAM<. S;nn[i;i>]l ^\ . Cih .ston. rT<-x:N. | ^Fo :\r[ira- 

heau] B[uonapart(^ I Laiiiar. | Houston. Texas. | 

Their interview on the r)th : his own hope f(U' ''a state of things lior- 

di'rino- on such as we both desire"'; indorsinu' ]ial[>h Kelloi;- for (OM-nl 

at Boston. A. L. S. 1 n. ^' ' 1-''!1 



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1S30 Jnly 13 HuxT, ^rGmucan. Jackson, Mississippi. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Lamar's health; unsuccessful negotiations for the million loan: Col. 
McClung and other volunteers; Houston's rcce])tion at Columlms, 
[Miss.]; his effort toward reconciliation with Hunt; incjuiry regarding: 
the probability of an invasion. A. L. S. 3 p. 18()5 

1889 JuJif 13 HuxT, ^lemucan. Jackson, Mississippi. To M[iraheau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

His own love affair; the disposal of his estate in ^ladison Counrv, 
[Miss.]; Houston's effort toward reconciliation with Hunt; Brandon 
Springs; a personal negotiation for Lamar. A. L. S. 4 p. 

"Confidential.- 136G 

1839 July 13 Evans, Jo[h]n S. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Indorsing E. G. Cropper for discharge from the infantry recruit in lt 
service. A. L. S. 1 p. 1307 

1839 July 15 Waller, Edwin. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 

The progress of building; a question regarding the number of build- 
ings necessarv ; the need of monev ; the citizens' desire to honor Lamar. 
L. S. 1 p. ^ 

Order of Lamar and a note recording the sending of the amount 
requested by Waller, appended; see no. 1375. • 13()S 

1839 July 16 Booker. S[hields.] 

"Medical report of Coll E. Burleson's Brigade." D. S. 1 p. 1369 

11839 July 16?] Brown, L. B. 
Medical report. A. D. S. 1 p. 1370 

1839 July 16 Cooke, Louis P. Xavy Department, [Houston, Texa=.] 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
l\equest for Lamar's expression of his preference regarding the a])- 
pointment of a naval storekeeper. L. S. 1 p. 13T1 

1839 Juh) 10 jfcDouGLASS. Kelsev H.] Headquarters, Camp Carter, 
[Texas.] To A[lbert] Sidney Johnston, [Houston, Texas.] 
Report of the cmraixement on [Julv IG] with the Cherokee under 
Bowl. A. Df. of James S. Mayheld. ' 2 p. Wr'. 

1839 July 17 DovGLx^s. K[elsey] H. Headquarters, Camp Paisk '>n 

the Xeclu'S. | 'J'cxas.] To A[lbert] Sidiiev Jolinston, [Houst"n. 

Texas.] 

Report of tlie l^attle of [July IG] with the Cherokee nmler tlie Bowl: 

inclosino- report- n( the -urgeons [Booker and Brown, July IG.] A. Pf- 

of James S. Mayfield. 5 p. 

Including a list of killed and wounded. l'>'''* 

1839 July 19 Crockett. G. E. H. Vista riace, Vazoo Countv, "Mi-; 

sissippi. To .\[| irabeau] l)[iionapaiie | T^amar, [Houston, Texas- i 

Inquiry regarding the adxisability of trviug to establish a prop-^-'^ 

Southern medical school in Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. !'">' ^ 






Papers of Miilvbeau Buoxapakte Lamar 163 

[ISSO c. July 201 L[A-^^AK, :\[[irabcau] B[uonaparto. Houston, Texas.] 
To [James AVebb, Tlonston, Texas.] 

OnlcT to take "Waller the money required for work in Austin; his 
own departure for Galveston. A. X. S. 1 p. 

A Impended to no. 13G8. 1375 

ISSO July 20 Ja:v[es. William. Charleston. South Carolina. To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
A request for information upon Texas for himself and other mechan- 
ics planning to emigrate. A. L. S. 3 p. 1376 

[1839 July 271 Boyle, Andrew xi. and others. [Victoria, Texas.] 

Petition to [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar], Austin, [Texas], praying 
for tlie removal of Col. A. Ferguson and the appointment of Michael 
Healy, as chief justice of San Patricio County. D. S. 2 p. 1377 

1S39 July 30 Teulox, George K[niglit]. [Houston? Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston? Texas.] 
Condolence upon the death of Lamars [mother.] A. X. S. 1 p. 

1378 

1839 July SO Sharp, John. Yelaseo, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
The custom-house for the Port of the Brazos. A. L. S. 1 p. 1379 

1839 July "Alamo." To [Mirabeau Buonaparte La&iar, Houston, 
Texas.] 
Illegible. 2 p. 1380 

1839 Aug. 1 Ford. Jo[h]n A. Galveston, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Indorsing AVarner Spencer for appointment as midshipman. A. L. S. 
1 p. 1381 

1839 Aug. 2 AIorgax, J[ames.] Xew Washington, [Texas.] To :\r[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Description of a small tract fronting upon Galveston Bay suitable for 
purchase by Lamar. A. L. S. 1 p. 1382 

1839 Aug. J^ Lee. Catharine. Franklin, Tennessee. To ^lirabeau 
[Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
A request for a transcript oL" the decree of divorce said to have been 
obtained in Houston by her husband. A. L. S. 2 p. 1383 

1839 Aug. o Doi-qlass, lv[elsoy] H. Xaco,2:doches, [Texas.] 

Order to Captain Georn-e English regarding th(^ sale of the cattle 
driven in bv Colonel Lamlrum's regiment. A. Df. of James S. Mayfield. 
1 ].. \ ^ "1381 

1S39 Aug. o DorcLA-s. T\[elsev] TI. nea(l([uar(ers, Xacou'docbes, 

[Texas.] 

Or(](T to Coloui'l 1j. Williams to detail one company from Ids regiment 

to rana'C the countrv bevoiid the frontier settlenuuits. L'opv bv James S. 

Mayfield. 1 p. ' ' * " 1385 



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IS JO Aug. 5 Douglass, Iv[elsev] II. Headquarters, Xacoi^doelies. 

[Texas.] 

Brigade order for a regimental court-martial at Shelbyville on [Aug.] 

15 to trv privates J. G. Havs and X. II. Martin. Copy bv James S. 

Mayfield. 1 p. " " 13SG 

1S39 Aug. G Davis, John M. B. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To Mira- 
bcau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Application for a midshipman's waiTant. A. L. S. 1 p. 1387 

1S3D Aug. Huxt, AY[illia]m H. Austin, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston. [Texas.] 
The need of a guard and an advance of money to survey the 'Uni- 
versity lands. A. L. S. 2 p. 1388 

1S39 Aug. 6 Maillard, Henry. Houston, [Texas.] To [David G. 

Burnet,] Hou>ton, [Texas. [ 

Kesigning as chief justice of Jefferson Coimty ; suggesting Thomas H. 

Brennan or William William C. Y. Dashiel as his successor. A. L. S. 

1 p. 1380 

1SS9 Aug. 7 Raxso^i, J[ames] B. Executive Department, Houston. 

[Texas.] To ]M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Galveston, [Texas.] 

Forwarding mail; questions regarding the issuance of a proclamation 

for tbe election of a major-general of militia; conditions in Houston; 

offer of personal services; the sale of lots in Austin. A. L. S. 3 p. 1390 

1S39 Avg. 7 Archer. B [ranch] T[anner.] Yelasco, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Galveston,] Texas. 
Suggestions regarding the defence of the settlements between the Trin- 
idad and the Xueces. A. L. S. 3 p. 1391 

1S39 Avg. S Allex, J. M. [Galveston, Texas.] To ^^[[iraheau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 

Application for a navy appointment, p]eferal)ly as post captain with 

permanent command of the station; a question regarding "'the murderer 

now in prison at Xew Orleans." A. X. S. 1 p. 139? 

1S39 Aug. S S^mn, E. Houston, [Texas.] To :M[irabeau] B[uona- 
parte] Lamar, Galveston Island, [Texas.] 
A plea for lier father [Xathan vSmith]*s ap[)ointment as naval stvu'c- 
keeper. A. L. S. 2 p. 1393 

1S39 Aug. S Starr. Ja[me]s H. Treasury Department, Houston. 

I Texas. I To ^Mirabeau l>[uona}uirte] Lamar. [Galveston, Texas.] 

Sending a letter from the Department to Hamilton and Bnrnh'V 

regardinir tho proposed chanues in the bonds to he negotiated. A. L. >• 

1 p. ' ' ^ ' 139 1 

J^'3f) Aug. Xa\'ari:o. Lmiano. Bexar, [Texas.] To ^riralM.\in B|non- 
aparte] F.ainar, ] (hiivcston, Texas.] 
•■^endins: bv Colonel Karnes a htter to liiunar and a letter from Jose 
:^^aria Carbajal. A. L. S. 1 p. 13!>:) 






Papers of MipauEAu Buoxapakte Laimar 165 

1SS9 Aug, 9 Burke, James. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[iion- 
aparte] Lamar, Houston, [Galveston,] Texas. 
Application for appointment as postmaster at Austin. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1306 

1S39 Aug. 10 Eedd, AA^illiam] D. Columbus. Georgia. To M[ira- 

beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Galveston,] Texas. 

The need of money for successful recruiting; a request for recall or 

active service : Indian warfare in Texas ; the h\7)ocrisv of Dr. '^loore. of 

the Telegraph. A. L. S. 3 p. ^ ' '^ 1397 

1S39 Aug. 12 Joxes, W[illiam] Jefferson. Houston, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston [Galveston,] Texas. 
Indorsing the bearer, Mr. Prentiss, for a government appointment. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 1398 

1S39 Aug. 12 Hoggatt, James. [Jasper County? Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 
Indorsins: Colonel ]\[artin Parmer for chief justice of Jasper County. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1399 

1839 Aug. 12 S^iith, W[illia]m E. Houston, [Texas.] To Miral){?au 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston [Galveston?] Texas. 

Application for leave of absence; the Medical Department; wishes for 

the recoverv of Lamar's damrhter; svmpathv in his family afflictions. 

A. L. S. 3*'p. " "^ " 1400 

1S39 Aug. 12 Greex, Tho[ma]s J. Veha'^co, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, Fort Louis, [Texas.] 
. SendinsT horses: "^vishinu' vou improved liealtli and a pleasant ride 
to my house.-'' A. ^t. S. 1 p. ^ 1401 

1S3^ Aug. IS RAXSO-At, J[amos] B. Executive Department, Houston, 

[Texas.] To ]\[[ira])cau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Galveston, 

[Texas.] 

General Fonte'^ horse and Imggy; the removal of the archives to 

Austin; general satisfaction with Austin; theft and punishment of 

"Pilie the Creole surveyor"; conditions in Houston; the Winfields' wish 

to buv ^The Grove"; Lamar's house, etc., in Austin; the health of the 

Lamar family. A. L. S. 2 p. ' ^ 1402 

1S30 Aug. 13 Mv.xd Ezra. Paris, Illinois. To Louis P. Cooke, Hous- 
ton, Texas. 
Det.'^ntion liovond his leave of absence. A. L. S. 1 p. 
^Viih no. loOl. 1403 

1S39 Aug. IJ, Greex. Tlio[mn]s J., and others. Velasco, [Texas.] 
To ^[[irabeau] B[uoii;iparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 

^•'Letter fr'im the Ciri'/* ns of V.4aseo.'' inviting T^amar to a public 
dinner; in(b)rsement of his achninistration in contrast with the preced- 
ing. Copy by Lam;ir. 5 p. 

In no. >)(]!, p. 2;>2-3(). 1404 



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ISSOAug.lJ, Grkex, Tlio[ma]s J. Yelasco, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 

B[iionaparte] Lamai\ Galveston, [Texas.] 

TnclosiDg the letter [Aug. 14] of invitation to a public dinner at 

Yelasco; the importance of the vindication of Lamar's administration; 

General Foote. A. L. S. 2 p. 1405 

1S39 Aug. 15 Pi.umzmer^ S[amue]l A. ]^ew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Condolelice upon [the death of Lamar's mother] ; yellow fever in 
!N'ew Orleans; recruiting; the need of money; equipment; indorsement 
of Eugene Lacelles for first lieutenant; Comanche depredations near 
Lnmor. A. L. S. 2 p. 1406 

1SS9 Aug. 16 Grayson, Tho[ma]s W. Austin, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Application for appointment as notary public. A. L. S. 1 p. 140T 

1839 Aug. 16 Johnston, A[lbert] Sidney. War Department, [Hous- 
ton, Texas.] To T[hom.as] J. Eusk, [Xacogdoches ? Texas.] 
Conditional approval of Husk's plan for an expedition to protect the 
frontier ; a call to be issued tomorrow for troops for a campaign on. the 
Trinity and the Brazes. A. L. S. 4 p. 1408 

liS39 Aug. 17 Treasury Depart:^ient. Houston, [Texas.] 

Report of sums paid bv the Treasurer, Dec. 10, 1838-Aug. 17, 1839. 
Copy[?] 3 p. " 1409 

1839 Aug. 17 Henderson, J[ames] P[inckney.] Paris, [France.] 
To ^[[iraljcau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston^ Texas.] 
Tariff reciprocity with France; Burnley in London; Hamilton; the 
money market in England. A. L. S. 3 p. 1410 

1839 Aug. 17 Pe^ebertox, A. H. Columbia, South Carolina. To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Eec'-^nt personal history; the South Carolinicui; inquiry regarding the 
prospect for success of a young lawyer friend ; recent State election 
news; the attitude of South Carolina toward the Administration anil 
the tariff ; his hoi)e that Houston shall not succeed Lamar. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1411 

1839 Aug. IS Tiio:MrsoN, Henry. A-tor House, !N'ew York, [^ew 
York.] To [^[ira1)eau Buonaparte Lamar, Houston, Texas.] 
Sending no>. 1 and 2 of a series of chapters on Texas; his speech n: 
a public mocting in Philadelphia; the standing of Lamars administra- 
tion in tlie rnited States as compared witli Houston's; interest in 
Texas in the AVe-t : currency: Woodward: Hamilton, the English money 
market, and the h:>an ; })er>onal business nuitters and plans; Rusk's sui- 
cess au^ainst the Bowl hoped for, to defeat Housion for a second tcriu. 
A. L.^S. 4 p. 1-^1' 

1839 Aug. 19 La:mar, ;Miia])eau B[uona])arte.] Houston, [Texas.] To 
Tho[nur]s J. Green and others, Yeht'^co, Texas. 
"Reply to t:ie foregoing'' invitation [Aug. 14] to a public dinner: 



Papers of Mhubeau BuoxArARTE La^iar 167 

m 

declining^ because of the impending removal to the new capital; review 
of his administration; the necessity of frankness and close scrutiny in 
relation to public servants. Copy. 7 p. 

In no. 361, p. 237-43. 1413 

IS 39 Auri. 20 Woodward, John. Xew York, [Xew York.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Eesifrnation as consul-s^cneral; the recognition of Texas by France. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

A copy, 2 p., in no. 1711, p. 13-14. 1414 

1S39 Aug. 20 Woodward, John. Xew York, [Xew York.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Salutations upon the recognition of Texan independence by France; 
his own land claims in Texas; transmitting his resignation as consul- 
general; personal matters and messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 1415 

1889 Ang. 21 Thompson, Algernon P. Houston, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Application for appointment as first auditor, to succeed J. W. Moody, 
deceased. A. L. S. 1 p. 1416 

1S39 Aug. 22 :Masox, Charles. [Houston, Texas.] To Mirabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Answering Lamar's note of [Aug. 22] ; his own preference to serve 

o/l inter lin as chief clerk of the War Department, without compensation. 

A. X. S. 2 p 1417 

1839 Aug. 22 Prentiss, Francis. [Houston, Texas.] To M[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Declining the appointment as chief clerk of the War Department 

recommended in Lamar's note to A. S. Johnston of [Aug. 22?] A. 

X. S. 1 p. ^ 1418 

1339 Aug. 23 Jones, W[illiam] Jefferson. Washington, [Texas.] To 
^[[ii'abeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 
Dr. Hoxie ^'right"'; Xiles's friendliness to Lamar; his own contribu- 
tion to TJiP [Texas] Emigrant against Butler and ^''old Ben the Afri- 
can"'; the importance of their defeat in rendering Houston harmless. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 1419 

1830 Aug. 25 Buigmam. A[sa.] White Sulphur Springs, [Texas.] To 
^[irabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar. Houston, [Texas.] 
Kequestinir an autlioritative statement roa*arding the time to be pre- 
pa led for removing the l)ooks and pa])ers of his ofllce. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1420 

1830 Aug. 25 Taylor. John W. Xnw Yard, [Galveston, Texas.] To 
^r[iv;ib(au] Bf uonai)art<'] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Inclosing a ilo]x')sition of hi^ ship-mate naval ofHcers in proof of 
ollicial injustice to himself. L. S. 1 p. 1-^21 



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1S30 .\urj. ^'j S:\riTn. Jackson. Stock Commissioner's Office, [Houston, 

Texas.] To ^[[irabean] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas. 1 

On the construction of the laws regarding interest upon the funded 

debt: the chiim of Dr. Ashbcl Smith.' A. L. S. 3 p. 142? 

1830 A'ug. 20 Freemax, Oliver K. Houston, Texas. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Plouston, Texas.] 
Volunteering for "'the ensuing campaign."' A. iST. S. 1 p. 1423 

1S30 Aug. 20 Ha:.iiltox, JTames.] Paris, [France.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonapa]te] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
The English monev market; hope for a change for the better, and 
•for the sale of the bonds between October and January: relations with 
Henderson: Henderson's skillful conduct of the negotiations with 
France; prospects of recognition and a commercial treaty; the friendli- 
ness of Saligny and Pontois ; a conditional promise of recognition by 
Belgium : plans for negotiations looking to English recognition and for 
efforts to organize the Texas financial system. A. L. S. 4 p. 1421: 

1S39 Aug. 29 Texas AT.^,lY. iVdjutant-General's Office, Houston, 
[Texas.] 
"A list of the Officers of the Peaular Armv of the Eepublic of Texas." 
Copy? 4 p. ^^ ^ ^^.^_ 

1339 Aug. 30 Roberts, Sam[ue]l A[lexander.] Washington, [D. C] 
To [^Lrabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Houston, Texas.] 

The proposed treaty with Mexico; Bee's and Dunlap's expectations 
regarding its negotiation; the change of sentiment in the L^nited State- 
regarding Texa- since Lamar's induction into office, as shown in news- 
paper comments; Gales & Seaton; rumors regardins: French recognition: 
Pontois : Wh.ite*^ fitness to negotiate a commercial treaty wdth France : 
Dunlap's distrust of Hamilton and White: tlie pardon of ^Ls. ^IFaim: 
Anson Jones; Williams; ^^lajor Cocke, ''the Bolingbroke, the King- 
maker." A. L. S. 4 p. 

"Confidential.'-^ ' 142G 

1S30 Aug. 30 Johxstox, W. Henrv H. Treasurer's Office, Houston, 

[Texas.] To ^^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

SendincT statements of receipts and disbursements of the Treasurer. 

Dec. 10, lS3S-Aug. IT, 1S'M\ A. L. S. 1 p. 142: 

1S30 Aug. 30 Wkbc, James. Attorney-Generars Office, Houston. 

[Texas.] To ^firabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Opinion regardini!- the l^'rcsident's right to appoint a county surveyor 

during the recess of Congress. A. D. S. 3 p. 142S 

1S30 Aug. 30 Iktx. Jonfatlian.] L<mdon. [England.] To [John] 
Woodward, X^w York", \Sr\v York.] 

Their Texas colonizativju scliciue^; European recognition; a Tcxa- 
loan: personal mes-aaes. Copv. 2 p. 

In no. ]:iL ^ ' ■ 1-i-'^ 



Papers of MiraBE.vu Buoxapakte Lamar 1G9 

[1S39 Aug. Sandusky, William H. Houston, Texas.] To [H. J. 
Jewett^ Houston, Texas.] 
A description of Austin and its vicinity. Copy (extract). 2 p, 
Xo. 1431 appcDdod. " "^ 1430 

11839 Aug. ] Jewett, . H. J. [Houston, Texas.] To M[irabeai.i] 
Bfuonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

Sending an extract from a description by Sandusky of Austin and 
vicinity; Sanduskv's sketches of Austin from the Public Square: no issue 
this week because of trouble in the office. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Appended to no. 1430. 1431 

[1S39 Avg.?] Smith, Ashl)el. Steamboat, [near Galveston? Texas?] 

To [^[irabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston? Texas.] 
. His own determination to accompany Karnes on his Comanche expe- 
dition if possible; health on [Galveston] Island; an invitation from 
Colonel and ]\[rs. Love for Eebecca [Lamar] ; personal messages. A. 
L. S. 3 p. 1433 

1S39 Sept. J Hexdersox, J[ames] Pinckney, Paris, [France.] To 
AI[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Relations with General Hamilton in the French negotiations; the 
unfavorable turn in the negotiations- since Saligny's arrival; his own 
low spirits over the prospect for favorable conditions for recognition. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 1433 

[1839 Sept. ;3] Humphreys, H. [Houston, Texas.] To ]\[[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Texas.] 

TJequestino- instructions in view of a request to hold an election in 
[Harrisburg County] for a representative from San Patricio Count v ; 
the law for the election of representatives from depopulated districts. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Xote of Lamar (no. 1435) appended. 1431 

1839 Sept. 2 Lamar, M[irabeau] B[uonaparte. Houston, Texas.] To 
[James Webb, Houston, Texas.] 

Sendim? Humphrevs to Lamar, [1839, Sept. 2], requestiris: an opin- 
ion. A. N. S. J p.^ 

Appended to no. 1434, 1135 

[1S39 Sept. ,?] A\'EP.n. James. Tfouston, [Texas.] To [^lirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Houstou, Texas.] 
Opinion regarding the legality of holding an <4ection in [Harrisburg] 
Countv for representatives from depopulated districts. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1436 

1830 Sept. ;7 Starr. Ja[me]s IT. Treasury Department, Houst^ui. 

[Texa<.] To ^[| ii-;i])caii ] r>[non;iiiarte] T;amar. [Houston. T- xa-.] 

Sending for indoi'seitient a (•h( ek upon the r>ank of the L'nited Slates 

in favor of [Louis P. Cooke.] L. S. 1 p. 1437 



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1S39 Sept. 4 [KonEirrs. Sam[iie]l [Alexander.] Washington, [D. C] 
To W[illis] Roberts, Galve«ton, Texas. 
French recognition soon to be made public; its effect upon the loan 
and upon Texas cnrrency in i^ew Orleans; urging a series of popular 
articles upon public finance; the apathy of Lamar's friends; a request 
for political news: Dunlap and his sensitiveness about recall; autboriz- 
ing the tender of liis own resignation if necessary; family matters. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 1438 

JSS9 Sept. If. Burleson, E[d]w[ar'ld. Bastrop, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
heau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Commendation of W[illia]m Jefferson Jones's conduct as an oiBcer. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 1439 

18S9 Sept. 5 Stiff, Thomas R., v. Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar. 
Houston, [Texas.] 
Suit to recover the amount of a board bill: Petition, writ. D. S. and 
copy. 3 p. 1440 

1839 Sept. 5 Thompson, H[enry.] Philadelphia; [Pennsylvania.] To 
]\I[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Sending a clipping from the Southern Literary Messenger; Texans 
in Philadelphia: the death of Lamar's mother; Birdsall; Daingerfield ; 
Wells; Sweet's troubles; a stiletto for Lamar; abolition, sectional jeal- 
ousy, cotton circular, doctrine of the South: general scarcity of money: 
the .STOod work of the Rev. [Dr.] Brackenridge ; Kennerly's standing in 
the United States; Dunlap as a diplomat; the superfluity of titles amon<jf 
Texans; Joy, tlie consul; David Paul Brown's plan to visit Texas; per- 
sonal travels and plans. A. L. S. 3 p. 14-11 

1839 Sept. 6 Glenn, Ro])ert Henry. Xorfolk, Virginia. To [^ilira- 
beau Buonaparte Lamar], Houston, [Texas.] 
Application for appointment as lieutenant of marines. A. L. S. 2 ]). 

141-3 

1839 Sept. 6 :\roRELAND, 1. y. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeaii 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Denying an, alleged attempt of Lamar to supplant him at the Battlf 
of San Jacinto; answcrim? Lamar's note of [Sept. 6.] A. X. S. 1 ]'• 

14-i:> 

ISSn Sept. 8 Heai;d, ■W[illia]m T. Fayettoville, Arkansas. To :\r[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] T>amar, Houston. [Texas.] 

Pn^po^al to settle five hundred Creek families in Texas to becoii'.- 
citizens and drive hack the hostile tribes. A. L. S. 1 p. LH 1 

1830 Sept. 8 HAT^rn.TON. J[a!nes.] Paris. [France.] To ^rareelia- 

[Soull, Dnc de Dalinaiio, I'.'.ri--, Fraiict,'. | 

Tbianks for per.-onal ■.".n!ri<'sy and for favorable disposition towar-i 

Texas; a pronii-e to trv to secure legislation more favorable to Freni-ii 

trade interests tlian the treaty; La.inarV free trade iirineiples; the pioni- 



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I ise of the French Government to aid the loan negotiations in France. 

I L. S. 2 p. 1445 

{ 1S39 Sept. 1:2 Dalmatie, ^larechal [Soult], Due de. Paris^, [France.] 

t To [James] Hamilton, London, [England.] 

Hamilton's promise to try to secure Texan legislation favorable to 
French trade interests ; the purpose of the French Government, to aid 
the Texas loan negotiations in France; answering Hamilton's letter of 
[Sept.] S. English translation. 2 p. 1446 

1S39 Sept. IS Browxe, Jo[h]n. Post Bexar, San Antonio, Texas.] 
To A[lbert] Sidney Jolmston, [Houston, Texas.] 
I Conditions at Carlos's Tianch, Goliad, and San Antonio; the "Band 

I of Brothers": their depredations upon ]\[exicans and Americans; their 

* organization; their defiance of the Government; Major Roman's rumored 
plans to attack and plunder Mataraoros; Major Ross's movements. A. 
L, S. 5 p. 1447 

I 

I 1S39 Sept. IS CuLLEX, E. W. San Augustine, [Texas.] To M[ira- 

I beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

I Introducing Henry Baznet[ ?] A. L. S. 1 p. 

1 Re-addressed bv Lamar: "To Honbl Louis P. Cook Seer, of the 

Xavy." " 144S 

I'SSO Sept. 15 FooTE, TLqwyj S[tuart.] IS^ew La Bahia, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
The [Band of Brothers] and their depredations; suggesting Dr. 
I Archer for an appointment to put down the trouble. A. L. S. 7 p. 

* 1449 

1SS9 Sept. 15 Walsh, W[illia]m Victor. Norfolk, Virginia. To 
[]\[irabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Application for a lieutenant's commission. A. L. S. 2 p. 1-150 

1S39 Sept. 16 Hex[ry]. A. Cincinnati, [Ohio.] To Mirabeau B[uon- 
aparte] Lamnr. Austin, Texas. 
On a patent desired for a lot on Galveston Island presented by the 
^vriter to his niece, Elizabeth ^Fansfield McGuffey, daughter of Dr. 
D[aniel] Drake, one of the committee that sent the "Twin Sisters,'' 
used at the Battle of San Jacinto. l-tol 

1<S39 Sept. 17 ILVRPER, L. Poissy, France. To [^Mirabeau Buonaparte 
Lamar, Houston. Texas.] 

Requesting for a French colony unrlor his leadership privileges sin\i- 
l:ir to those <rranted to the Germnn colonv "Teutonia," which arrived in 
Texas in ^tav, 1S39. A. L. S. 2 p. 

In Frenclh 1-1''>*- 

ISSffi Sr pL IS 11 \\\n.TO\ .If n\\\c<.'\ London, f Kn-lnnd.] 'i'o [llfnrv 

John Temple], Viscount Paliuerston, [London, England.] 

Inquiry regarding the readine-s of the Government to enter into 

negotiation with H(Mider-on looking to the recognition of Tevan inti«"- 

pendenie; the ba.»is of the 'J'exas right to recognition. L. S. o p. Ib'-^ 



172 Texas Libijary axd Historical Co:\r.^[issTOX 

1830 Srpt. 10 Tno^rpsox, Hf'enry.] Pliiladclpliia, [Pennsylvania.! 
To M[iral)cau| Bfiionaparte] Lamar. Galveston, [Houston, Texas, j 
Joy's accei)tance of ilie consulate; his good work for Texas: his own 
**littlo work on Texas"' to come out in a month ; the depreciation of 
Texas currency ; th.e svstem of honding at the customs ; the money mar- 
ket in Philadelphia and Xew York; a personal message. A. L. S. 3 ]>. 

1454 

ISSO Srpt, 10 S^QTiT, Jackson. Hoii'^ton, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Houston. Texas.] 
Resignation as stock commissioner. A. L. S. 1 p. 14oo 

1839 Sept. 20 Kexxedy, Will[iam.] London, [England.] To ^^Iira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

General Hamilton's departure for the L^nited States and Texas; his 
approval of the inclosed letter ; prospects of recognition in England : a 
promise to aid Henderson's negotiations ; his own work on Texas ; 
Adamson tl' Company: the advisability of an accredited land office in 
London; Dr. Porter of Xew York; personal ciood wishes and messafres. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

"Private and confidential." 1456 

1839 Sept. 20 Hill. W. Pinckney. Bastrop, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Invitation to stav at the writer's house while in Bastrop. * A. L. S. 
1 p. ' 1457 

1839 Sept. 2J,- Roberts, Sam[ue]l A[lexander.] Washington, [D. (.'.] 
To ^[[iral)eau] B[uona]^arte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. . 

Request for anecdotes of Texas public men, especially Lamar's single 
combat with a ^Fexican officor at San Jacinto; Henderson's feeling and 
intentions in view of his displacement by Hamilton; his own fear of 
harm from Hamilton's connection with the Government; the remissness 
of the State Department in correspondence witli foreign representatives: 
Henderson's work in France and its undoing by ''that little busy boily 
Saligny"; the proposal of the United States PostolRce Department re- 
garding interchange of mails; the discourtesy of the Texas Department 
in failing to re])lv thereto. A. L. S. 4 p. 

'\^trictly confidential." 145S 

18:^9 Sept. 25 Dor-. John M. Galveston County, Texas. 

Deposition regarding Simoon Wise's proposal to President Hou-mn 
to act as a spv to investigate the "correspondence between ^[atamoros. 
and the di^afiected 'NFexicans of the District of Xacogdoches," 18:)>. 
Copy by S. H. I'veriit, 2 p. l^b^H 

1839 Srpt. 20 Hr:xi>i:r;<^ox, JTame-] Pincknev. Paris. [France.] T-^ 

^[[irabeau] T>[nnn;i]>;i!-i('] Liimar, | Houston, Texas.] 

The treaty with 1' ranee concluded and signed; its character; his own 

reception hy [Louis PhilipPt']; Hamilton; ])lans for negotiations f'U- 

Knirlish recognition; his own approachinij^ marriage. A. L. S. 4 p- 



Papers of ]\Ihub£au Buonaparte La:\iak 173 

:-39 Sept. 27 RoBixsox, J. London, [England.] To [Mirabeau] 

Bfiionaparte] Lamar. Houston [forwarded to] Austin, [Texas.] 

Inquiry regarding the procedure necessary to secure a patent. A. 

I.. S. iV ^ ^ 1461 

1^30 Sept. 2S Roberts, Sam[ue]l A[lexander.] Washington, [D. C] 
To ^[[irabeau] B[uona}')arte] Lamar, Houston, Texas. 
Introducing W . D. WaUach, civil engineer, contributor to the 2Laia- 
:;'>nUi Bulletin in support of the Administration. A. L. S. 1 p. 1462 

\ISS9 Sept.'] FoxTAiXE, H. AY. [Houston, Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Resigning as judge of the Second Judicial District. A. IST. S. 1 p. 

1463 

IS30 Sept. DuxLAP, R[ichard] G. Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 
Introducing Mr. Kintzing. A. L. S. 1 p. 1464 

}SS9 Oct. 2 '-'Myself.'' La Grange, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uon- 

aparte] Lamar, [Houston? Texas.] 

Strictures upon the late administration and approval of Lamar's; 

ilie sacrifice of Galveston Island; the Capital; the tariff; land specula- 

liou; a land tax; the defence of the Frontier; Indian policy. 5 p. 1465 

[ISSO Oct. 2 EvERTTT , S[tephen H.] Beaumont, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 

The resigTiation of R. C. Doom as collector of the port of Sabine; 
suggestions regarding the appointment. A. L. S. 1- p. 

Mutilated and partly illegible. 1466 

[1S30?\ Oct. 3 Douglass, Iv[elsey] H. Headquarters, ;N"acogdcches, 
[Texas.] 
Order to Colonel Willis H. Lanclrum to raise one hundred men for a 
'^^ree months' campaign. A. D. S. 1 p. 1467 

[1^30] Oct. [3] AusTix, Texas, Citizens' Committee. To Mirabeau 
B[uonai)arte] Lamar, Bastrop, [Texas.] 
Invitation to a public dinner at Austin, Tuesday, [Oct.] 8; arrange- 
•■-••nts for his reception and escort. L. S. 1 p. 1468 

1-^30 Oct. J^ Taylor. CliaFrlels S. [?] Xacondoches, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonapartc] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Accept in<r appointment as district attornev for the Fifth Judicial 
'♦•>triot, tendered in Lamars letter of [Sept.] ^19. A. L. S. 1 p. 1469 

'^•^'•> Oct. Jf WiLLLV.\[s. :\r. B. Wetumpka, Alabama. To :\[[irabeau] 
l>[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Iu(|uiry regarding Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. 1470 

'■^•>-'> Oct. 7 RoRKRTs. \V[illis.] Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
H[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
•Dickson's examination of tbe Custom House accounts; tender of S. A. 



174 Texas Library and Historical Co:\r:\[issiON 

JiOberts's resignation; inclosing Eobcrts's letter of [Sept. 4.] A. L. >. 
1 p. ^ 1471 

1S39 Oct. 9 PiTKix,. John W. Houston, [Texas.] To :\rirabeau B[uon- 
aparte] Lamnr^ Austin, [Texas.] 
Eeporting his disposal of Emily, a servant. A. L. S. 3 p. 14T'3 

1839 Oct. 10 Gomez Farias, Valentin. ]\rexico, [Mexico.] To Mira- 
beau B[nonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Bee's mission to !^[exico; his own inability to serve him; answering 
Lamar^s letter of Apr. 18. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Spanish. 14 



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1S39 Oct.- 11 Webb, James. Bastrop, [Texas.] To ^Mirabean B[iiona- 
parte] Lamar, Riitersville, [Texas.] 
The detention of the Webb family near Bastrop by illness; a request 
lor Lamar's protraction of them on their way to x^ustin, and for notifi- 
cation regarding the itinerary in time to enable Webb to provide a guard 
for the part of the road infested by Indians. A. L. S. 1 p. 14T4 

1839 Oct. 11 HA^tiLTOy, J[ames.] 'Ne^^ York, [New York.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

The conclusion of the French treaty; his own connection therewith: 
his encouraging preliminary negotiations for recognition in England : 
the present status and pros])ects of the loan negotiations in England ; 
the English financial crisis: plans for a negotiation in France in ca-e 
of failure; his own intention to appear before Congress to demonstrate 
the iinportance of the Safetv Fund Act: the advisability of avoidim: 
mention of the connection of the Bank of the United States with tlie 
matter; the status of the Bank in England and America; commenda- 
tion of Shaw, Burnley, and Henderson; Henderson's recover}^ from his 
hurt feeling at his supposed displacement by Hamilton; his wishes au'l 
plans; sending tlie "sinking fund bond.'' L. S. 9 p. 

Inclcsurcs;"8('C nos. 1443, 144G, 1453. 1475 

1SS9 Oct. 12 [PiOBERTS. Sam[ue]l [Alexander.] Washington. [D. C ' 
To Willis LoI.erts, Gah-^ston, Texas. 
The financial crisis in Ainerica and England; Hamilton's failure to 
negotiate the loan ; French recognition ; prospects of Henderson's nego- 
tiation for Pmglisl) recognition:, certainty of a definitive peace or a truce 
v.'itli ?vrexico ; suggestion for a commission witli general powers to treat 
v.'ith luiropean ])o\vers: Oiinlap as a diplonuit : personal regime. A 
L. S. 4 p. ^ 11'^' 

IS.^0 Oct. 12 FcKN'Tiss, Francis. Austin, [Texas.] To :^[[irabeall] 

THuonaparte] Laiiiar, [Austin, Texas.] i 

A[tT'lleati()n f(ir a i:-<>v.'i'nnu>nt appointment: siig^-estion regarding tl.e ^ 

sto.-k conuni-si^jirr-^lii}.. A. X. S. 1 y. j 

Srr no. 1 t;s." ii:: 



Papers of Mirabeau Buoxai'akte Lamar 175 

[16S9 c. Oct. 12] La:\[ar, ^Mirabeau B[uonaparie. Austin, Texas.] To 
A[lbert] S[i(lnev] Johnston, [Austin, Texas.] 

liecoinmending [Francis] Prentiss for chief clerk of the War De- 
partment. A. N. S. 1 p. 

With no. 14-T7- 1478 

1839 Oct. [1]S Doom, R. C. Port of Sabine, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[nonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Eesignation as collector of the port of Sabine. A. L. S. 1 p. 1479 

hSSO Oct. IJf Anderson, A. A., Samuel Wolfenberger, and Henry 

Crocherox. Bastrop, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] 

Lamar, Bastrop, Texas. 

Invitation to a public dinner at Bastrop; indorsement of Lamar's 

administration, especially his policy with regard to the Indians" and the 

now seat of government. L. S. 2 p. 1480 

1SS9^ Oct. IJf. Temple, Palmer C[olumbus. Port Caddo? Texas.] To 
Mirabeau [Buonaparte] 'Lamar, [Bastrop ? Texas.] 
Approbation of Iloustoms and Lamar's administration; his own in- 
terest in Texas. A. L. S. 1 p. 1481 

JS30 Oct. 15 WiLKixs, R[ichard] R. Houston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Yellow fever at Plouston and Galveston; the high death rate; busi- 
ness ; personal and family news and messages. A. L. S. 1 p. 1482 

1SS9 Oct. 16 EvAXS, J[oh]n S. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
The suggestion regarding an appointment for himself; his own pref- 
erence for that of ^ecretarv of legation at Washington, to succeed Rob- 
erts; his purjx)se to establish a newspaper in. Texas. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1483 

JS39 Oct. 17 Haxxa, Benj[amin] F. Houston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Application for appointment as chief justice of Harrisburgh County, 
to succeed the late IL Plumplneys. A. L. S. 1 p. 1484 

1S39 Oct. 17 AxDERsox, A. A. Bastrop, [Texas.] To [William] Jef- 
ferson Jones, Austin. Texas. 
Inclosing the invitation of [Oct. 14] for Lamar's attendance at a 
public dinner at Bastrop,' for deli very to Lamar nnd for publication 
with his rcjdy in the Austin Clti/ Gazette. A. L. S. 1 p. 1485 

1S30 Oct. IS JoxKs, W[illiam] Jetferson. Austin, [Texas.] To 
^[[irabcaii] ]^)[u(Uiapa]'re j Lanuir, Austin, [Texas.] 
Recommending [ Samuel j Pulkington for stoi-k commissioner. A. 
Ti. S. 2 p. ' ^ 14SG 

^^39 Oct. IS Amory. X[atlianiel.] Dciiariuieiit of State, Austin, 

[Texas.] To M[ira!.)t';iu | P)] uonaparte | Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Sending letters from JTenderson and Col. P. B. Dexter. A. X. S. 

1 p. 1487 



176 Texas Library axd Historical Com^mission 

1S39 Oct. IS Hockley. Gcorrge] W. Ordnance Department, [Hous- 
ton, Texas.] To A[lhert] Sidney Johnston, [Austin, Texas.] 
Report, rcgardin^cr the liistory, present status, and needs of the Ord- 
nance Department. Copy. 3 p. 14S8 

1S39 Oct. IS Hockley, Gco[rge] ^Y. Houston, [Texas.] To Mira- 

beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Sending a copy of the ordnance report to the Secretary of War, and 

of the letters referred to therein: vellow fever in the United States. 

A. L. S. 2 p. ^ " 1489 

1839. Oct. 19 Starr, Ja[me]s H. Treasury Department, Austin, 

[Texas.] To ]\[irabeaii B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Suggesting the continuance of Mr. Shaw as stock commissioner ad 

interim; investigation of the default of the late commissioner. A. L. S. 

2 p.. 1490 

18S9 Oct. 19 [La^iar, ]\rirabeau Buonaparte.] Executive Department, 
Austin, [Texas.] 
Order to [James H, Starr] to pay Jolm P. Borden $1.?00 for the re- 
moval of the Archives to Austin. A. Df. of James H. Starr. 1 p. 14!^>1 

1889 Oct. 19 Stap.r, Ja[me1s H. Treasury Department, Austin, 

[Texas.] To M[iraheau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Sending for signature an onler for the pavment to Borden of 

$1,200 in excess of the ar>propriation of $20,000 for the removal of the 

Archives to Austin. A. X. S. 1 p. 1492 

\_1S39 c. Oct. 20?] Everette, G. [Houston, Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Application for office. A. L. S. 2 p. 1493 

1S39 Oct. 21 Hamiltox, J[ames.] Charleston, [South Carolina.] 
To ^[.[irabeau] B[uoiiaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 

Plans to come to Texas; the financial crisis; hopes for an advance 
upon the loan : advice regarding the disposal of the paper of the Bank 
of the United States still on hand. A. L. S. 2 p. 

"Private.*' 1494 

1839 Oct. 21 La^lar, Jolni. :\[aLon, [Georgia.] To Mirabeau B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar. [Austin. Texas.] 
A request for 75 bushels of Texas cottonseed; national and state 
politics. A. L. S. 2 p. 1495 

'lS39 Oct. 22 Starr. Ja[me]s H. Treasury De]-artment, Austin, 
[Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Sending for signatm-i^ drat't- on tlie ^ferchnuts Bank of .Vew Orleans 
in favor of A\'ii.liam Ut tirv Dniti-vi-fii'ld aii-l Captain Benjamin W. 
Gilleii, and an order i^yv a crudil for All)i'rt Sidney Johnston in ihe 
I'ank of the I'nited States of Pennsylvania or in Xew Orleans.' A. 
L. S. 2 p. • ' 149G 



Papers of Miil\beau Buonaparte Laimar 177 

1S39 Oct. 23 Starr, Ja[me]s H. Treasury Department, Austin, 
[Texas.] To ^[irabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Sending for indorsement a request of [Louis P. Cooke] and two checks 
on the Bank of the United States. A. N. S. 1 p. 1497 

1S39 Oct. 23 Treat, James. Xew York, [N'ew York.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 

Eeference to former despatches; the gains by delay; departure tomor- 
row for Mexico. L. S. 2 p. 

"Private.'*' 1498 

1839 Oct. 23 Du Pre, Daniel. Ealeigh, North Carolina. To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [H]ouston [i. e., Austin, Texas.] 
Inquiry regarding Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. 1499 

1839 Oct. 23 DuxLAP, Pt[ichard] G. Washington, [D. C] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 
Advice against establishing an agency of the Bank of the United 
States; Pennsylvania Germans desirous of settling in Texas; sugges- 
tions regarding land grants ; Hamilton's prospects of success ; his own 
attitude toward recall or rejection; Lamar's administration; prospects 
of peace with ^Mexico; his own relations with the Mexican minister to 
the United States; Treat's mission; dissensions in Texas. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1500 

1889 Oct. 2Jf. Cooke, Louis P. Navy Department, [Austin, Texas.] 
To ^[[iral)eau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Kequesting the removal of Dr. Ezra Read for absence beyond leave. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

See no. 1403. 1501 

1839 Oct. 2Jf- Cooke, Louis P. Navy Department, [Austin, Texas.] 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Inclosincr an estimate of articles to be purchased with monev drawn 
for by Capl:. E. W. :\roore. A. ? L. S. 1 p. '' loOe 

1839 Oct. 2Ji Cooke. Louis P. Xavy Department, [Austin, Texas.] 

To ^lirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Inclosing a communication from Jolm G. Tod, naval agent at Balti- 

niore, regarding a ]^roposal of [Erederick] Dawson, naval contractor, to 

furnish naval ?up])lics. A.? L. S. 1 p. 1503 

1830 Oct. 2M Cooke. Louis P. Navy Department, Austin, [Texas.] 
To ^fusgrove Evan^, [Austin, Texas.] 
Accounting for certain sums cliarged to the Navy Department; answer- 
ing Evans's letter of [Oct. 'M.] L. S. 1 p. ' 1504 

18.39 Oct. 25 PoBERTSOX. E. S. C. PostotTice Department, Ausiiii. 
[Texas.] To ^[irabeau B[nonapartc| Lauuir. [Austin. ^Fexas. | 
Recommending tlie establi^liment of an exi)icss mail route between 
Austin and Houston. A. L. S. 1 p. 1505 



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178 Texas Library axd Historical Commission 

1839 Oct. 26 Hamiltox, J[ame?.] Macon, C4eorgia. To M[irabcaiij 
B[iionaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Delay in starting for Texas : ho|}e for news regarding the loan nego- 
tiations; suggestions for the annual message. A. L. S. 1 p. 15(n; 

1839 Oct. 26 Stiff, T[homas] E. Eichmond, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, Texas. 
Denouncing Lamar for false charges against the writer. A. L. S. 1 p. 

loor 

1839 Oct. 2S DrPREE, Geofrge.] Brunswick, Georgia. To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston [Austin], Texas. 
Inquiry regarding the advisability of trying to introduce the morns 
multicaulus mulberry and silkworm culture into Texas. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1508 

1839 Oct. 28 Evans, Musgrove. Second Auditor's Office, Austin, ^ 
[Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Defects in the law constituting the court of claims; Lamar's executive 
order suspending proceedings; inclosing statements of amounts paiil 
before the order and of that drawn since the order and remaining unpaid. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 150f> 

1839 Oct. 28 D-ARLixG, E. C. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 
Offering the military services of himself and a company of young 
men to the Eepublic on condition of sufficient inducement. A. L. S. 1 j». 

1510 

1839 Oct. 29 Amory, X[athaniel.] Austin, [Texas.] 

"Appointments made l)y the President needing the confirmation of 
the Senate as registered in the State Department.'' A. D. S. 2 p. 1511 

1839 Oct. 29 Amory. Xath[anie]l. Department of State, Austin. 

[Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] B[uona|)arte] Lamar, [Austin. Texas.] 

Sending a list of the civil appointments made since the last congrcs-. 

A. X. S. 1 p. 151-i 

1839 Oct. 29 Eeily, James. Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 

Delay in reporting at Austin from ]\Irs. Eeily's illness; Indians i:'- 
the East; Sherman's prospects for beating Houston; tlie political li;in- 
ings of the Eastern representatives; personal and family matters an^i 
messages. A. L. S. ') p. 

"Private." 15i:> 

1839 Oct. 29 Sami'I.i:. l)[avi(l.| Beaumont, Texas. To ^[irabcau 
B[uona[tarte] L;nnar, lAu-iin. T(\\as.] 
The beginning and j^rngrc-s of ibe boun(biry survey; estimates i>i 
nionev recpiired for [)res('nt noeds nnd of the ultimate cost of the surv.\ 
A. L.' S. 4 p. 1511 



Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte La:\[ar 179 

1S30 Oct. 29 A^roRY. XfatlianieL] Department of State, Austin, 

I Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] E[uonaparte] Lamar. [Austin, Texas.] 

Senclin^r for signature Webb's answer to "the communication from 

Bejar" ; the answer and a cop}' of "the former petition" to be sent to 

Cornelius Van Xess. A. X. S. 1 p. 1515 

18S9 Oct. SO Smith. W[illia]ni E. :\robile, [Alabama.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonapartel Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Delay in reporting at Austin from illness in his own and ^Major ^Lay- 
rant's family; the yellow feyer in ]\robile : a suggestion for his displace- 
ment should his absence work public injury. A. L. S. 3 p. 151G 

1839 Oct. 30 Starr. Ja[me]s H. Treasury Department, Austin, 
[Texas.] To ]\[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
A statement of Doswell's exorbitant charges as auctioneer at the sale 
of lots on Galyeston Island ; a suggestion for instructions to the agent 
[Waller] regardirg a contract to prevent a similar overcharge at the 
next sale in Austin. L. S. 2 p. 1517 

1839 Oct. 30 Swete[?] T. W. Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Application for a commission in the Marine Corps. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1518 

1839 Oct. 30 Rusk. Tho[mas] J. San Augustine, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, Texas. 
Recommending Col. K. L. Anderson for collector of customs "of this 
district." A. L. S. 1 p. 1519 

1839 Oct. 30 Woodward. John. Consulate of the Republic of Texas, 
Xew York, [Xew York.] To Mirabeau B[uonaparre] Lamar, Aus- 
tin, Texas. 
Introducing a committee representing a company of German emi- 
grants to Texas. L. S. 1 p. 1520 

[1839 Oct. 30] Roberts,. W[illis.] Galveston Island. [Texas.] To 
^I[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Payment of part of his dues to the Government; arrangements for 
paying the lialance due. A. L. S. 3 p. 1521 

1830 Oct. 31 Fraxklix. William W. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uona])artel Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
RequestiuLT a ytroclamation fr.v an election for district clerk, vacant 
through the death of Westley W. Race. A. L. S. 1 p. 1522 

[1830? Oct.'] Jeffkhs, John L. [Galveston, Texas.] To :\rirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Tloiiston or Austin, Texas. 
-\pplicatiou for appointment as ])o<tmast('r of |(ialveston] to suc- 
ceed W. W. Pace, deceased. A. L. S. 1 j). 1523 

[1839] Xor. 1 Bkk. Barnard L. Steandmat near [Xew Orleans? 

Loui-iana.] To | .Miraiieau ]'>iionai)arte | Lamar, | Austin, Texas. | 

His own'and Hamilton's itinrrarx' to Texas; Mrs. IVv: Freneh recc^u- 



180 Texas Library and Historical Com:mission 

nition; Hamilton's success; prospects of peace with. Mexico; advice; 
Judge Webb. A. L. S. 3 p. 152-i 

1S39 ^^ov. 2 Stewart, Ch[arle]s B. Montgomery, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
The early unpopularity of the Administration giving way before in- 
telligent understanding of its difficulties and purposes; political senti- 
ment ''in our immediate neighborhood"; the conversion of "our mem- 
ber/' Col. Bennett, to support of Lamar; the importance of a guod 
understanding between the Executive and every member of Congress. 
A. L. S. 4 p. ^ 152o 

1839 Nov. 4 Jones, W[il]iam] Jefferson. Austin, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Eecominending Captain W[illiam] G. Lewis for promotion. A. L. S. 
1 p. - 1526 

1839 Nov. Jf Fantiiorp, H. Fanthorp's Postoffice, Montgomery County, 
[Texas.] To ]\rirabeau B[uonaparte] Lam.ar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Introducing Uriah F. Case. L. S. 1 p. 1527 

1839 Nov. 11 Cooke, W[illia]m G. Austin, [Texas.] To J[ames] H. 
Starr, [Austin, Texas.] 
_ Declining ''the honor of signing the Presidents name to the Promis- 
sory notes of the Gov[ernmen]t, conferred u]X)n me bv Act of Congress 
Oct 23, 1837." Copy. 1 p. ^ 152S 

1S39 Nov. 12 La^far, ^[irabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive Department. 
Austin, [Texas.] 

"General Lunar's Second Annual ^lessage to Congress. Communi- 
cated November 12th 1S39." D. S. 1 p. 

In no. 361, p. 139-79. 1529 

1839 Nov. IS Starr, Ja[mo]s H. Treasury Department, Au^tin, 

[Texas,] To ^lirabcau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas. 1 

Sending the resignation oi William G. Cooke [Xov. 11] as signer ot' 

promissory notes; sua'.iiesting the appointment of the chaef clerk of the 

Treasury Department in his stead. L. S. 1 p. 1530 

1839 Nov. IJf :\[cLeod, H[uo-h.] Adjutant General's Office, Austin, 
[Texas.] 

General order no. 20, ordering a court-martial at the headquarters of 

the First TJegiment of Infantry ou Walnut Creek, on [Xov.] 14, to try 
Eoljert ^Forris. Printed. 

In no. 1544, p. 3. 1531 

1839 Nov. IJf ^lojmis, Robert. Headquarters, Camp on Walnut Creek. 
[Texas.] 

Trial by court-martial for aitem])t to murder Captain J. C. P. Kenny- 
more. Printed. 

In no. 1544, p. 3. 1532 



Papers of ^Iir-vbeau Buoxaparte Lamar 181 

1839 Nov. 15 SiiAW. G. Xewton. [EnoclancL] To A[lbert] T. Burn- 
ley, [New York? ^s^ew York?] 

The suspension of the Bank of the United States; the effect upon 
foreign credit and upon the Texas loan; Ardoin's negotiations; the pos- 
sibility of an advance by the French government; a promise to aid Texas 
negotiations in London and Paris; sending a French code; the sale of 
state stocks. Copy. 4 p. 

Including appended letter (no. 1584). 1533 

1S39 Nov. 15 WiLsox, :Melvil. London, [England,] To A[lbert] T. 
Burnley, [Louisville? Kentucky.] 

Shaw; the suspension of the Bank of the L^nited States and its effect 
upon the Texas loan negotiations ; improving financial conditions in 
England; inclosing a broker's list of prices of American stocks. Copv. 
2 f . 

Appended to no. 1571. 1534 

1S39 Nov. 16 Fraxklix, Benj[amin] C. Galveston, [Texas.] To 

M[iraheau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 

Indorsing for notan- public of Galveston port and county James Cole, 

and, in case of a second vacancv, AVilliam Franklin; his own late attack 

of "the fever.''* A. L. S. 1 p.^ 1535 

1839 Nov. 16 McLeod, H[ugh.] Adjutant General's Office, Austin, 
[Texas.] 

General order no. 21, publishing the proceedings of a court-martial 
on 'Nov. 14, to try Corporal Robert ^lorris for attempt to murder Cap- 
tain J. C. P. Kennymore ; ordering the sentence to be executed ; and 
dissolving the court-martial. Printed. 

In no. 1544, p. 3. 1536 

1839 Nov. 18 Lahar, ]\Iirabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive Department, 
Austin, [Texas.] 

Message to the Senate, transmitting a list of recess naval appoint- 
ments. D. S. 2 p. 

Including the list. 1537 

1839 Nov. 19 Starr. Ja[me]s H. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Uriring a temporarv or permanent appointment for stock commis- 
sioner. A. L. S. 2 p. 1538 

1839 Nov. 20 FooTi-. Honrv S[tuart.] Jackson, [^fississippi.] To 

Mirabeau B[unn{ii>arro] Lamar. Austin, Texas. 

Hope for Hamilton's success; his own forthcoming work on Texas; 

his indecision regarding a iimve to Texas; Burnet; Houstoms visit to 

^fississijtpi and Tennos-et'; personal messages. A. Ij. S. 3 p. 15;")0 

1839 Nov. 25 Porjr.uTs. \\Tilli>.] Custom Ilou^e, Cnlvcston, [Texas.] 
To ^[[irabeau] B[uona parte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
LTrging tbe a]>pointinent of an appraiser, and suggesting Chark-'S 
Monell for tbe appointment. L. S. 2 p. 1510 



182 Texas Library axd Historical Co:\[mission 

1S39 Nov. 2-5 :\[oni:ll, Cha[rle]s. Custom House, Galveston, [Texas.] 
To X[athaiiiel] Amorv, Austin, Texas. 

Requesting- indorsement for appointment as appraiser of the port of 
Galveston. A. L. S. 1 p. 

With no. 1559. 1541 

.1S39 Xov. 2.J Gaillardet. F. :^ew York. [Xew York.] To [:\rira- 
beaii Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 
His own visit to Texas Avitli Salignv; sending his work on Texas 
printed in the Paris Journal des Debats; its reprint in the Counter dr.<! 
Etats-Unis; his acquisition of the Courrier; plans for its conduct. A. 
L. S. 2 p. 154-3 

1SS9 Nou. 26 WiLLiA^^rs, W[illia]ni 'M. Eepresentative Hall, Austin. 
[Texas.] To ]\[emncan Hunt, [Austin, Texas.] 

Thanks for Hunt's interposition in favor of [Red River County] : 
the advantages to accrue from Hunt's acceptance of the appointmeiu 
as boundary commissioner ; his '^energetic course'' while minister to the 
United States. Printed. 

In no. 1556, p. 3. 1543 

1839 Nov. 21 AusTix City Gazette. Austin, [Texas.] 

Volume 1, no. 5, containing tlie journal of the Senate, Xov. 12-10. 
and of the House, Xov. 12-14, an account of a dinner to General Hous- 
ton on [Xov.] 14, and the proceedings of a court-martial on Xov. 14, 
Printed. 4 p. 

Bee nos. 1531-2, 1536. * 1544 

1839 Nov. 27 Huxt, IMemucan. Austin, [Texas.] To AY[illiam] :\[. 
Williams, [Austin, Texas.] 
Answering Williams's letter of [Xov.] 26. Printed. 
In no. 1556, p. 3. • 1545 

1839 Nov. 2S Forster, Tho[ma]s Gales. Austin, [Texas.] To ^Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Application for appointment as secretary of legation to the United 
States. A. X. S. 2 p. > - ^^ ^^. 

1839 Nov. 30 Treat, James. Vera Cruz, [Mexico.] To ^[[iraheau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 

References to his despatches to the State Department: hopes for the 
success of his mission; Hamilton. A. L. S. 2 p. 

"Confidential'-' ; ''duplicate." 1547 

1839 Dec. 1 Goodall, Albert G. [Austin? Texas.] To :\Iiral)eau 
B[uona[)art(.'] Lamar, [Austin, Texas. | 
Applicatifui for a mid-hi}mian's conimis.Niou. A. L. S. 1 p. l')iS 

1839 Dec. 1 Hardwick, X. S. Sparta, [(icorgia.] To M[iral)L'aul 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Introducing .]()<e})h J>erry. A. L. S. 1 p. 151-"> 



Papers of ^Miiubeau BuoxapaPvTe La:mar 183 

2S39 Dec. 2 Loxg, Jane H. Richniond, [Texas.] To Mfirabeau] 

B[iionaparte] Lamar. Austin, Texas. 

An interview witli Carradine regarding Stiff's notes indorsed by 

Lamar; Stiff's hostility to Lamar; a lost cane returned; "the account"; 

personal messages. A. L. S. 1 p. 1550 

IS^^ Dec. 2 Waltox, Geo[rge.] Mobile, [Alabama.] To [^lirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar. [Austin, Texas.] 
Introducing Col. Shields and Mr. Harwell. L. S. 1 p. 1551 

75-5-9 Dec. 5 Cle^eexts, A[bner] L. ^Fobile, [Alabama.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparteJ Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Introducing Benjamin Shields. A. L. S. 1 p. 1552 

1SS9 Dec. 3 Hortox, A[lbert] C. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Requesting Lamar to send his bond securing five shares of stock in 

the Colorado Navigation Company and a league of land on the Colorado 

Eiver. X. S. 1 p. 1553 

1S39 Dec. 3 Browx^, Emmeline C. Handy. Philadelphia, [Pennsylva- 
nia.] To ^firabeau [Buonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Introducing the Rev. William L. ^[cCalla; regret at the neglect of 
Texas to do honor to Handv, and at Lamar's failure to answer her 

letters. A. L. S. 2 p. "^ 1554 

• 

JS39 Dec. 4 HouGHTOX, Jo[h]n. Wetumpka, Alabama. To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Xotice of intention to apply for a patent for a mill which "obviates 
tlie necessity of having Dams." A. L. S. 1 p. 1555 

1839 Dec. 4 Austix City Gazette. Austin, [Texas.] 

Volume 1, no. 6, containing the journal of the Senate,, Xov. 18-21, 

and of the House, Xov. 15-18. Printed. 4 p. 

See nos. 1513, 1545. 155G 

1S39 Dec. 5 Cullex. E. W. San Augustine, [Texas.] To :\r[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Introducing W. \V. Parker, editor of the Bed Lauder. A. X. S. 1 p. 

1557 
1S39 Dec. 5 Sal:\[OX. P. Houston, [Texas.] To ^[[iral)enu | B[uon- 
aparte] I^amar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Sending his own claim against the Pepuljlic througli his represent- 
ative; a clue to the whereabouts of ^[ilanTs lost memorial. A. L. S. 2 ]). 

1558 

1839 Dec. 7 A:morv, X[athaniel.] Dojiartment of State. Austin, 

[Texas.] To :\[|irabeaul B[n.maparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Indorsini::- [Charles] Munell lor aj'[.r.ii>L'i- of the port ut' Calve^ton. 

A. X. S. 1 }). 

See no. 15-iL 1559 



184 Texas Library axd Historical Commission 

ISSO Dec. S Wood, George T. Houston, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar]. Austin, Texas. 

Eequesting the return of a letter of guardianship sent recently to 

Lamar for signature. A. L. S. 1 p. 15C0 

7839 Dec. 9 Huston, Felix. ^N'atchez, [Mississippi.] To Mirabcau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

His own health and plans; his election as major-general; his dcsiro 

for frontier service; the need of legislation to render the militia more 

eificient. A. L. S. 2 p. 15G1 

1S39 Dec. 9 Hayden. D. E. "New Orleans, [Louisiana.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Introducing George Washington Hayden. A. L. S. 1 p. 1562 

1839 Dec. 10 Eddy, Zimri 0. W[illia]ms. Beaumont, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas, 
Resigning as notary public of Sabine Pass; indorsing Thomas C. 
Bunker for appointment. A. L. S. 1 p. 1563 

1839 Dec. 10 Walier, Edwin. Austin, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Declining appointment as postmaster general. A? ^NT. S. 1 p. 1564 

1839 Dec. 12 Harris, John W. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Indorsing Dr. G. M. Stone for postmaster general. A. N. S. 1 p. 

1565 

1839 Dec. 12 Shelby, A. B. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Kamar, Austin, Texas. 
Introducins: J. ^1. Ogden, brother of District Attorney F. W. Ogden. 
A. L. S. 1 p. " 1566 

1839 Dec. 12 Thompson, Algernon [P.] Austin, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uoDaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Application for appointment as secretary of legation in the United 
States. A. K S. 1 p. 1567 

1839 Dec. 13 Jack, W[illia]m H., and Samuel M. Williams. Austin, 
[Texas.] 
Indorsing Dr. G. M. Stone or John Pice Jones for postmaster (general. 
D. S. 1 p. ^ ir)<''> 

1839 Dec. U Pobektson. E. S. C. Postoffice Department, Austin, 
[Texas.] To ^[iraboau B[unnaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Rcquestinir instructions rogardinn the legality of closing the mail con- 
tract for the ensnin,<2 year, in view of the rumored appointment of i 
postmaster general. A. L. S. 1 p. 1'''''^ 

1839 Dec. 15 Worcf.stkr. C. T. Galveston, [Texas.] To :^[irabt'aii 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Mrs. Worcester's death from vellow fever; appointment for her son-- 
James P. Goodall and Albiat G." (.^oodall. A. L. S. 2 p. L">:'-' 



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Papers of Mirabeau BuoNArARTE Lamar 185 

1S39 Dec. 17 Burxlet, A[lbert] T. Louisville, Kentucky. To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 

Citing his former letter of [Dec.] 3; inclosing a copy of Wilson to 
Bumlev, 1839, ^ox. 15. A. L. S. 1 p. 

See no. 1534. 1571 

1839 Dec. 17 Dawsox, Fred[erick.] Baltimore, [Maryland.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

The interest upon two bonds of the Republic provided for by draft 
of General Dunlap upon the Bank of [l^ew] Orleans. L. S. 2 p. 

1572 
[1S39 Dec. 18] Texas. House of Representatives. [Austin, Texas.] 

Resolution calling for information from Lamar regarding his alleged 
order to pay Samuel Wliiting an additional amount for paper used in 
printing the Journals and Laius of 1837. Copy. 1 p. 

In no. 1574. " 1573 

1839 Dec. 18 Ward, Tho[ma]s W[illia]m. House of Representatives, 

[Austin, Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, 

Texas.] 

Sending a House resolution relative to the payment of an additional 

€um to Whiting for paper used in printing the Journals and Laius of 

1837. A. K S. 1 p. 

See no. 1573. 1574 

1839 Dec. 19 Lewis, W[illia]m G. Executive Department, Austin, 
[Texas.] To George T. Wood, Houston, [Texas.] 
Answering Wood to Lamar, 1839, [Dec] 8 regarding a letter of 
guardianship. Copy. 1 p. 1575 

1839 Dec. 19 Whitxey, Eli. Princeton, [Xew Jersey.] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston [Austin, Texas.] 
Announcing his election to honorary membership in the Cliosophic 
Society of the College of Xew Jersey, conditioned upon his non-election 
to membership in the [American] Whig Society. A. L. S. 2 p. 1576 

1839 Dec. 19 Lamar, ^Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive 'Department, 

[Austin, Texas.] To John P. Borden, [Austin, Texas.] 

Calling for a statement of the expenses incurred in the. removal of 

the Archives to Austin, in pursuance of a Senate resolution calling 

upon Lamar for such a statement. Copy bv William G. Lewis. 1 p. 

1577 

1839 Dec. 20 Bordex, John P. Austin. [Texas.] To :\r[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] -Lamar, [Au-tin, Texas.] 
Sondiu.i:: the statement rcqiio^ted in Lamar's note of [Dec. 19] re- 
gardimr the expense of removal of the Archives to Austin. X. S. 1 p. 

VuS 

1839 Dec. 20 :\[iltox. Jo[h]n. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To ^Nfira- 
beau [Buonaparte I Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Asking Lamar to propose him to Judjje Webb as a law partner. 
A. L. S. 1 p. ^' 1579 



186 Tex^is Library axd Historical Commission 

1S30 Dec. 20 Joy, Cvnis. Texian Consulate Office, Philadelphia, 
[Pennsylvania.] To ^I[irabeau] B[iionaparte] Lamar, Austin, 
Texas. ^ 
Introducing the Eev. William :\rcCalla. A. L. S. 1 p. 1580 

lSo9 Dec. 22 Harris, David Ivelsey. Prestonburg, Kentucky. To 
Miral)eau R[uona])arte] Lamar, Houston [Austin, Texa=^.] 
Requesting information regarding Texas and his nephew, General 
Kelsey H. Douglass; commending James Love. A. L. S. 3 p. 1581 

1839 Dec. 22 Duxi.ap, R[ichard] G. Washington, [D. C] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
His own agency in rescuing the credit of Texas in England; mone- 
tary conditions in America and England; the present status of Texan 
credit and loan negotiations; mistakes made in the past; O'ComielTs 
attack upon Texas; the delay in English recognition; advice regarding 
interest, etc. A. L. S. 8 p. ' 1582 

1839 Dec. 23 La:^iar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive Department, 
[Austin, Texas.] 

"Veto message nddressed to the House'\; a veto of the "Joint Resolu- 
tions of instructions to our Commissioners to negotiate a Loan/^ passed 
in joint secret session of [Dec. 18.] Copy. T p. 

In no. 301, p. 180-6. 1583 

1839 Dec. 2Jf Burnley, A[lbert] T. Louisville, [Kentucky.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 

Referring to former letters to Lamar, of [Dec] 3 and [c. Dec. '20], 
giving "a history of his movements in Europe after Hamilton's depart- 
ure, suggesting amendments of the loan law, and transmitting a letter 
from Wihon; -ending a copy of Shaw to Burnley, 1839, Nov. 15; talk 
of the General Government's assumption of state debts. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Appended to no. 1533. 1581 

1839 Dec. 2Jf. Starr, Ja[me]s H. Treasury Department, Austin, 
[Texas.] To ^Tirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Reilv's services as loan commissioner and the compensation due him; 
inclosing [Webb] to Reily, [1839], Apr. 13. A. X. S. 3 p. 

See no. 1195. 1585 

1839 Dec. 2-') Powel. Thomas J. Washington, Texas. To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Requesting the discharge from the Pu'iinlar Army of Shephard Jack- 
son, enli-ted without his parents' consent. A. L. S. 2 p. 158G 

1839 Dec. 25 Picitardson. John P. Pontiac, ^Michigan. To [^lira- 
beau l>uoiiap:irte] Lnmar, [Austin, l\\\as.] 
A rerpK'st for ini'onnntiiui r<'i:";u'(llnu- Texas f(U' tlie Ix^iiefit of a com- 
pany of y<_)i! ng men desirouc of eniigi-aling. A. L. S. 2 p. 15ST 

1839 Dec. 25 Hi;nt, Memucan. Houstou. [Texas.] To M[irabeau| 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Funds received for the expenses ot running the line; plans; Lamars 



Papers of \Mir-\beau BroxApAirn-: La:\[ar 187 

intended visit to Yicksburg. [^lississippi] ; recommendation of Judge 
John Scott for appointment as chief justice in the event of Rusk's resig- 
nation. A. L. S. 2 p. 1588 

1,939 Dec. 21 Stapr, Ja[me]s PT. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Precedents for loan commissioners' compensation. A. N. S. 2 p. 

1589 

1SS9 Dec. 21 Duxlap, R[ichard] G. AYashington, [D. C] To :M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
A conversation with Saligny regarding the views of the French gov- 
ernment and the prospects of the loan; his own rejection as minister 
and his good wishes for Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. 1590 

1SS9 Dec. 28 Hamiltox, J[ames.] Houston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 

beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Requesting relief for the members of lean [Ikin]'s colony, sent out 

on faith of a purchase of land from Judge Woodward, who proved 

unable to give title. A. L. S. 2 p. 1591 

1SS9 Dec. 2S Latoeer, B. F. New York, [Xew York.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Offering his services as captain of a squadron of horse artillery to be 
recruited by himself. A. L. S. 2 p. 1592 

1S39 Dec, 2S Tpio^epsox, H[enry.] Houston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau I B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin^ [Texas.] 
Enlisted men detained on Galveston Island for want of government 
credit to secure their transportation; the advisability of a government 
transport to ply on the Bayou between Houston and Galveston; the 
unjust imprisonment of Andrew Lawson by Bob Wilson; his own pros- 
pect for election as mavor; the sales of Texas bi/ Mihm, A. L. S. 5 p. 

1593 

1SS9 Dec. 20 Hameltox, J[ames.] Galveston, [Texas.] To :\[[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Indorsement of Burnley for continuance as loan commissioner; delay 
of Henderson and the ratification of the French treaty; good prospects 
for the loan after instructions to the bankers to pledge the l)onds ; his 
own desire to conduct the neirotiations for recognition in England ; 
advice. A. L. S. 3 p. ^ . ' 1'591 

1S39 Dec. 30 I^ve. James. Houston, [Texas.] To ^^[[irabeau] 
J^>[uona parte! Lamar. Austin. [Texas.] 
Lamar's alleged unpo])ularity : a liope to meet Lamar '*'and the young 
ladies'' in Xew Orleans. A. L. S. 2 p. 1595 

1S30 Dec. 30 Hockley, Geo[rgel W. Houston, [Texas.] To Mira- 
l)eau B[uonaparte] I^amar, [Austin. 'J'cxas. | 
IndorsiuLT Albert G. (loodall tor a midshipman's commission. A. 
L. S. 1 p! LVJ<> 



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1S39 Dec. 30 Goodall, James. ITouston, Texas. To Mirabeau B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Indorsing his brother, Albert G. Goodall, for a midshipman's com- 
mission. A? L. S. 1 p. 1597 

1839 Dec. 30 :Maxsox, Thomas. New York, ['New York,] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte] Kamar, Austin, Texas. 
Inquiry regarding the whereabouts of Hiram Strait. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1598 

1S39 Dec. 30 Euter. H. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Introducing Mr. De Witt, with a company of German colonists. A. 
L. S. 1 p. ' ^ 1599 

lS39i Dec. 31 \Yatrous, John C., and others. Austin, [Texas.] To 
Anson Jones, [Austin, Texas.] 

Opinion regarding the constitutionality of a proposed law changing 
the time and place of holding the Supreme Court. L. S. 5 p. 

Indorsed: '^'Messrs Watrous Harris & Hemphill in reference to ad- 
journed Session of Suprenie Court Jan 1 1840." 1600 

1839 Dec. 31 Smith, Ashbel. Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Ikin's colony and Woodward's bad faith; business, political, and hy- 
gienic conditions at Houston ; his own intention to support Lamar*.? 
administration bv articles in the Morning Star; personal plans; the high 
cost of living in hotels; the "Eeviews.^' A. L. S. 6 p. 1601 

1839 Dec. Axdl'ZE X. B. (Abbe.) New Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 

M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 

Introducing the Reverend ^Messrs. Clark and Haydon, sent by the 

Bishop of Louisiana; expecUition of an apostolic vicar for Texas. A. 

L. S. ip. 160-> 

11839] Egberts, W[illis. Galveston, Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[iion- 
aparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Answering Lamar's ''conciliatory and friendly" letter;, his own and 
[Samuel] A. Eoberts's continued confidence in Lamars good faith and 
sincerity; his removal from the collcctorship at Galveston; his arramre- 
ments to pay his debts to the Government; the question as to his lia- 
bility for the defalcation of his cashiers; Eeu])en's desire for an annv 
appointment. A. L. S. 2 p. l^J^'^ 

[1839? Starr, James IL? Ausi in ^^ Texas.] 

'•Suggestions concerning the Eovenue of the Ecpublic with a view^ to 
ensure its better collection.'' Copy? 4 p. 1^^^^"^ 

[ISJO'?] Lkcleuc. Frcilcrirk. Toui-^, [ FraruM.'.] To 'Mirabeau [Bii<>n;'- 

parte] Lamar, Hcuston rAusiin, Texas.] 

A request for ]iermi^sion to dcdicafe his own t'orthcoming work "ti 

Texas to Tiamar and for statistics for the work; his citizenship in Tr\!-^ 

personal plans. A. L. S. "J p. l<i""> 



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Papers of Mirabeau Buoxafarte Lamar 189 

[1S39?] Ar:mstkoxg, James. Houston, [Texas.] 

Speech in the House of Eepresentatives opposing Houston's bill to 
incorporate the Xeches and Angelina Navigation Company and abusing 
Houston. A. Df. 8 p. " " 1606 

[1S39?] Quix, Caleb. [Brazoria? Texas.] 

Petition to M[irabeau] B[uon[iparte] Lamar,, [Houston? Texas], 
praying for the commutation of his sentence of imprisonment for man- 
slaughter to service in the Army. L. S. (mark). 3 p. (including 2 p. 
o{ appended signatures of indorsement). 160:7 

[1S39] AxoxYMOUS. 
Proposal for the creation of a board of internal improvements. 2 p. • 

1608 

[1839?] E[VAXs], M[usgrove. Second Auditor's Office, Austin, Texas.] 

"Account of Balances remaining in the hands of different disbursing 

Naval ofhcers whos[e] accounts are not vet settled — '' D. S. 1 p. 

1609 

[1839? Lamar, ^Mirabeau Buonaparte? Austin? Texas.] 

Message to Congre-s, recommending the passage of a law adjusting 
the claims of a citizen of Texas ; the financial needs of Texas. Df . 4 p. 

1610 

[1839? Lamar, ]\[irabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

Laffite; Beal's search for the remnant of Long's expedition; Baron 
Bastrop. ' A. Df. 1 p. 1611 

[1839? La:n[ar, Mirabtau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

"luformation derived from Col. S. ^[. Williams respecting Lafitte," 
from [181-1] to 1819. A. Df. 3 p. 1612 

[1839 JoHXSTOX, Albert 'Sidney. Austin ? Texas.] 

^'Memoranda" upon the recent history and present status of Indian 
relations. A. Df. 3 p. 

Note of Lamar appended. 1613 

[1839? LA:iiAR, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Galveston? Texas.] 

**Lafitte*'; his persecution by the Spanish; his duel in Charleston^ 
[South Carolina]: his Galveston establishm.ent; his privateers. A. 
Df. 3 p. ' 1614 

[183 — ? Lamar, [Mirabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

Notes regarding t!ie accounlal)i]ity of tlio Secretary of the Navy for 
the violation of his instructions by a squadron upon which he was a 
passenger. A. Df. 1 p. 1615 

[icV-i— '/] Jack, Patiri.-k| C. [Brazi.ria ? Texas. | 
Notes regarding the disiurljances at Anahuac, 1832. A. D. S. 5 }>. 

1616 



190 Texas Libilvry and Historical Commission 

[ISS—? Harris. William P.] 
Account of the ejection of Tenorio, 1835. A? D. 5 p. 1617 

[ISS — ? Lamar, ^Mirabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

Notes upon the takin<r of tlie Martha and the Columhia, Fisher, tlie 
early history of xVnahuac, ineludinir the disturbances of 1832 and the 
expedition and subsequent history of Mejia. A. Df. 16 p. 1618 

\_18S — ? ^McKixsTRY, George B. Brazoria? Texas.] 

The disturbances at Anahuac and A^?lasco, 1832. A. D. 2 p. 

Note of Lamar on the expulsion of Piedras appended. 1610 

[1S3—? Hardix, William.] 
Account of the disturbances at Anahuac, 1832. A? D. 15 p. 1620 

[JSS—?] :N[cTvixstry, [George B.] 
Notes on the troubles leading up to the Texan revolution. A. D. 2 p. 

1621 

[JSS — ? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas?] 
Address on freedom of trade. A. Df. 2 p. 
Fragment. 1622 

[183~? RrsK. Thomas J. Houston? Texas.] 

Account of the fight at Gonzales, [Oct. 2], 1835. Df. 5 p. 1623 

\18S — ?] AXOXYMOUS. 

Invitation [io the Mexican Federalists to join Texas?] Df. 2 p. 
Fragment. 1624 

[788 — ? La:mar, ]\Iirabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

Notes upon tlie operations of Thompson off the Texas coast in 183.'>. 
his capture, trial, and subsequent historv; the ejection of Tenorio. A. 
Df. 17 p. " , 1625 

[183 — ? Jack, S|)encer. Brazoria? Texas.] To [Mirabeau Buona- 
parte Lamar, Houston? Texas.] 
His own and Grayson's trip to Mexico in 1834 to secure Austin*- 
release from pi-ison: the disturbances in Coahuila in 1834; the capture' 
of the Martha and the Cohunbia in 1835; his own losses. A. L. 10 \^- 

1626 

[183—? Jack. Spencer. Brazoria? Texas.] To [:\rirabeau Buona- 
parte Lamar, Houston ? Texas.] 
The disturbances at Analmac in 1832. A. L. 8 p. 1627 

[-7,9.?—?] Emisox [?]. K. S. Jr. [ ?] Tuscaloosa, Alabama. T^ 
A[[irai)eau] B[uona parte] Lamai-. [Hnust(m? 'i'exas?] 
Introdiu'inL:- .IcflVr^m I'uford, A. N'. S. 1 p. 16v^ 

[1S3 — .' Lamai;. Mirabc.ui Bnonafnirte. Kichmond, Texas?] 
Notes u|XMi Texas historv, 1812-1836. A. Df. 2 p. 
:^[utilated. ^ 162:' 



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Papers of Mirabeau Buoxaparte Lamau 191 

[1S3 — ? Lamar, Mirabcc^.u Buonaparte. Coliimhns? Georgia?] 
Speech upon the etforts of the "Christian party" to unite churcii and 

state. A. Df. 2 p. 

Fragments. • 1030 

[1S3 — ? La:n[AR, [Nrirabeaii Buonaparte. Columbus? Georgia?] 

Abel Terrell's announcement to Mrs. Long of General Long's deatli; 

B. M. Patterson. A. Df . 1 p. 

hi no. 2472, p. 62. 1631 

[183 — ?] Anonymous. 
Notes upon Texas history, 1812-1830. 3 p. 
Mutilated. 1633 

[183 — ? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Columbus? Georgia?] 
Fragments of book reviews. A. Df. 4 p. 1633 

[183—? Busk, Tho[mas] J. [Houston? Texas.] 
Account of the "Grass fight/' Xov. 26, 1835. A. D. S. 4 p. 1634 

[183 — f Lamar, Mirabeau Buonoparte.] 
"Anecdote" of the battle of Concepcion. A. D. 1 p. 1635 

[183—?] .?^e Errata and Addenda, p. 317. 1636 

[183—?] R[0YALL] B[ichard] R. [Houston? Texas.] 

Notes upon tlie ["'Battle of Medina obtained from Frank Johnstone."] 
A. Df. 3 p. 1637 

[183 — ? Lamar, ^Mirabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] ' 
"Delegates to the State Congress." A. D. 1 p. 1638 

[183 — ? Jj-^^iAii, ^[irabcau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

Notes "from Dr. Jas. B. Miller" upon Mexican land and colonization 
laws^ Guerrero's attempt to emancipate slaves in Texas, and the out- 
break of the Kevolutioii in 1S35. A. Df. 10 p. 1631) 

[183 — ? Lamar, ]\[irabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

Table of distances Ijetween Xatchitoches and other points in Texas 
and ]\rexico; the beainning of the repeopling of Nacogdoches, 1822-3. 
A. Df. 1 p. ^ 1640 

[183 — ? La:m:ar. ^Mirabeau Buonaparte. Houston, Texas.] 

"InfornuUion derived from Col. Hayden Edwards [upon] The Cbero- 
kees in Texa«," Edwards's dilhcultifS in colonization, and the Fredonian 
War. A. Df. 17 p. 1641 

[183?—] AxoxY^[ors. 

Notes upon the "Fir<t Settlements On ^fatagorda Bay," Do Wirt's, 
De Leon's. Austin's, and Power's colonies. Powell, Bustamante and the 
Northern Lidians. A:- DL r. p. ltM2 

[183 — ? Eamak, Mirabeau I>ii.>ii;i[>aite. Houston ? Texas.] 

"A. short conversati(Ui with Sand. Williams respecting the first rise 

of the Revolution — " A. J>f. 3 p. 

:^rutihited. 1613 



192 Texas Libr.\.ry and Historical Commission 

[183 — ? Lamar, :\rirabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

"Expulsion of Pedres [Piedras] from Xacogdoches 1832.^' A. Df. 
16 p. 1644 

[183—9 Brown, E. P.] 

Account of his part in the Texas Pevolution; the Matamoros expe- 
dition; his prison experience in Matamoros. A. D. 10 p. 164o 

[183—9] Morehouse, E. 

Account of his military movements in March and April, 1836, espe- 
cially his attempt to reinforce Fannin and his prevention of the de- 
struction of property in Columbia by the Mexicans after the battle of 
[San Jacinto.] A.^D. S. 4 p. 164G 

[183—9] Thornton, Francis W. [Houston? Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Houston? Texas.] 
Account of the Tampico expedition. A. L. S; 88 p. 1647 

[183—] Pagsdale, Tho[ma]s. 

Early settlements and Indian fights in the Ped Piver country, espe- 
ciallv in the vicinitv of Jonesborough. A. D. S. 2 p. 

Mutilated. " 1648 

[183—9 Williamson, Pobert M. Houston? Texas.] 
Notes upon the history of Texas, 1832-1835. A. Df. 9 p. 1649 

[183 — 9 Lamar^ Mirabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

"Information Peed, from [Wm. L.] Hunter respecting Fannin Hous- 
ton and Grant and Ward—" A. Df. 3 p. ^ 1650 

[183—9 DeBray,, Zavier. Houston? Texas.] 
"Casas's Insurrection at San Antonio,*' Januarv, 1811. A. D. P. 2 p. 

1651 

[183 — 9 DeBray, Xavier. Houston? Texas.] 
"Defeat of Perry's Party,'' June, 1817. A. D. P. 2 p. 1652 

[183—9 De Bray, Xavier. Houston? Texas.] 

"xV List of the Prisoners who surrendered at Discretion at La Bahia, 
after a battle of 24 hours, on the 0th day of October, 1821, and were 
placed in charire of Ensign Don Joaquin Saeus, for the disposal of the 
Commandinsr General." A. D. 2 p. 1653 

[183—9 De Bray, Xavier. Houston ? Texas.] 

"San Antonio de Bexar— The Alamo": their hiMory, 1716-1805; th.' 
origin of the name "Alamo." A. D. 1 p. 1654 

[183—9 De Br-:VY, Xavier. Houston? Texas.] 

"Colonel IgnacJo Peres's Expedition to the Trinity — 1819." A. Dt". 
3 p. ^ ^ l^^"' 

[183—9] Baker, :\rosely. 

Account of his defence of the Brazos crossing 0[)})0site San FcUih'. 
April, [183G.] A. D. S. 2 p. 

Postscript of J. W. E. W[allaLe] appended, upon his reinforcement 
of Baker at San Felipe. 1656 



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pAPEits OF .ArnuBEAU BroxApAP.TE La^far ]r>3 

[jS-1 — ? LA"^fAl^ ^firnljeaii Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

Xote? iijion tlio San Jacinto campaiirn and Santa Anna's a.ttempts to 
establish contrali-m in ^Foxieo. A. Df. 4 p. lGr>7 

r/,s".? — ?] AxoxYi^rous. 

;>Mrn1lcn and McGloin's colony: bcs^innings, earlr Indian figlit.^. 
revolutionary activity: Johnson, Grant, King, and Waid. 10 p. 

^[utilatecL ' ' 1658 

[1SS — ? LA:\rAr., ^[irahean Buonaparte Houston? Texas.] 

Xotes upon the fate of filihustcring republicans and upon the nomen- 
clature of San Antonio de Bexar; Alaria Jesus Garcia. A. Df. 2 p. 

1659 
[JS3 — ? Laaear. Mirabcau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

Xotes upon John Brady's attempt to secure an empresario grant for 
colonizing Texas and upon Xolan's expedition. A. Df. 2 p. 1660 

[ISS — ? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

Xotes upon the revolutionary career of Juan Bautista de las Casas, 
1811, the Orcoqui^as, and the election of Herrera and Saucedo as mili- 
tary and civil governors, 1811. A. Df. 3 p. 1661 

[ISS — ? Lamar, ^lirabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 
Xotes upon Zavala's, Pedraza's. and Santa Anna's family history and 

domestic relations : the Correo. A. Df. 2 p. 

Fragment. 1662 

[1S3—?] AXOXYMOUS. 

The expedition of Francisco ^Eanagual to Santa Fe in 1808 to quell 
an insurrection. Df. 2 p. " 1663 

VS.]—?] Fisiir.R, Gco[rge.] 

''Biographical sketches of Geo: Fisher, Collector of the Port of Gal- 
veston, Comi^sary General of AVar of .M'atamoros and Editor of the 
'^Fercurio del Puerto de ^Eatamoros' in 1833. 3-i & 35. with Xotes and 
Docunu^ntarv Evidences relative to His Expulsion from ^[exico, by 
order of the President General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.'" A. D. 

■,<; p. 

Including appended document^: see nos. 164-T, 179, 185, 188, 191. 
19(;-S, rM[ 21k 250. 252-3. 325, ():i. ' 1G61 

\7S.] — ^ I.A^rAR, ^[irabeau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

••Fisher": TIi< career in Texas and liis relations with Austin. A. Df. 
3 p. 1665 

[^S3 — ?] ANoxY:\rors. 

'•Anecdote of the l-attle of San Jacinto — '' 2 p. 

Xott' nf r.aiuar. rei^arding Abi'jun Go-nay's aiding prisoners' escajx' 
fi'«Mn )ratamor(»<, apficiidcd. 1G66 

[/,s'.;-_/ r.AMAR, ^Lrabrau Biionapai to. Houston? Texas.] 

Votes upon tlie Mexican War of Independence, especially tbe activity 
of Bernanh^ |Giitu>rrez de Lara] to LslL A. Df. 21 p. ' H't^ 



19-1 . Texas Libilvky axd Histouical Co-\[mission 

[hSo — ? Lamar, ^ifirabcau Buonaparte. Houston? Texas.] 

'•Causes of the Texas lievolution 6:q. . . . [from] the Laws vV 
Decrees of C'oaliuila and Texas.'' A. Df. 2 p. inrj^! 

[/<S'.?— ? BuRTox. L-aae W.] 

Account of his experiences in Texas; the trou])les of 1832; the begin- 
nino- of the Tievolution ; Houston. A. D. li p. 

^iutilated; incomplete. IGGO 

[ZSW— ?] PrRCELT., Edward. [Houston? Texas?] To :>[[irabeau"] 
B[uonapartel Lamar. [Houston? Texas?] 
Eeturninu: papers handed iiim for translation. A. X. S. 1 p. 1G70 

ISM) Jan. 1 Hewes, Sam. Lamar. [Texas.] To ^^[[irabeaii] B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar. [Austin. Texas.] 
Tiequcsting transfer from the coUectorship of Lamar to a more, lucra- 
tive otiice. A. L. S. 1 p. 1671 

ISJtO Jan. 2 HrxT. :\remucan. Galveston, [Texas.] To :\r[ira]ieau] 

B[u()naparte] Lamar, [Austin. 1'exas.] 

Indorsing Edward G. Eadcliffe for first lieutenant of cavalry; plans: 

the arrival of the Sew York on [Jan. 1] with funds for [the Boundary 

survey.] A. L. S. -1 p. 16 T> 



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ISJjO Jan. 3 L A:\rAR. ^lirabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive Department. 
Austin, [Texas.] 

"A ^[essage. Tn replv to a Eesolution of the Senate calling for in- 
formation concerning the Navy" ; the right of the President to make 
certain recess naval apnointments. Cop}'. 5 p. 

In no. 361, p. IST-Ol. '^ 1673 

]S'fO Jan. 3 Case, Joel T. Galveston, [Texas.] To ^^[[irabeau] B[uou- 
aparte] Lamar, Austin. [Texas.] 
liesignation as notary public of refugio County: application for ap- 
pointment as notnrv })ublic of Galveston County. A. L. S. 1 p. 16\ I 

IS.'iO Jan. Jf HuXT, ^Femucan. Galveston, [Texas.] To ^[[irabeauj 
B[unnaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Phir.<: funiis for the survev: the rejection of Sample; [Ikin's] Col- 
ony: pu'.jlic condemnation of Woodward's action: a suggestion for the 
r'nnoval of \\'oodward .ind the ajipointuicnt of Jolm S. lU'iant as (.on- 
sul to Xcw Yoi'k : iiidor>.Miient of- (hnieral Green for secretary o( \\:w 
in the event of .]ohn-t<)n"s ri'sigiiation : the advisability of appointing ;i 
secretarv of strile in \ iew of the general disapproval of Burnet's holdimr 
two oHiees : Fnote as a possibility: his own losses in ^lississippi : his 
yilans tor a trade witli the North ^^exi(•an states, and a questi(m as t<' 
the Government protection to lie expected: incbu'senu'Ut of ILigh Xeb-ou 
f(u- a <'avalry a[»pointuient : fauiily messages. A. L. S. C) p. l"i^' 

JS'iU J, in, ti \\v^n^\iv\v^.\\ William. La (irangi', |Tt\\as.] To .Mira- 
beau 1)1 unnaparte| Lamar, Austin, | Texas. ] 
Tile proposed !>ill' f<u' the eoniiscation of tiie. Cherokee lands; its injus- 
tice to wbdte S(>t tiers. A. L. S. W p. l^ro 



Papeijs or IMiijABEAi: Bi'OXApAirrr: Laz^iar l!)."i 

IS.'fO Jan. 7 Bovkin'. James. Co]iiiiibu«, [Georgia.] To Miraheau 
B[i!ona|)arte I Lamar, [Austin. Texas.] 
TntrodiiC'ing tlie llov. ^Iv. ITuekiii^. A. L. S. 1 p. 16T7 

mo Jan. 7 Pratt. Thomas. Piehmond, [Texas.] To M[irabeau| 

B[iiona parte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 

Demandin,^^ an answer to his former request, Octo])er, [1839], for 

an expUmation of his "dishonored application for a CaptaincA'." A. 

L. S. 2 p. "^ 1678 

JSJfO Jan. 7 HA>[rLTOX. J[ames.] Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
]\rrirabean] ^[nonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Praise of Henderson : Starr s report ; Lamar's project for a Texas 
national hank. A. L. S. 2 p. ' 1679 

ISJfO Jan. 8 Lamar, ^Lrahean B[uonaparte.] Executive Department, 
[Austin, Texas.] 

"Special ^re<sa<:"e in relation to certain demands of the British Gov- 
ernment against the liepiihlic of Texas*'; transmitting four documents. 
Copy. 4 p. 

In no. 3(31, p. 192-5. 1680 

1S!^0 Jan. 8 HiiL, G. W. Austin. [Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uona- 
parte] Lamar. [Austin, Texas.] 
Urging the appointment of a notary puhlic for Robertson County and 
indorsing Thomas Dillard for appointment. K. L. S. 1 p. 16S1 

18k0 Jan. 10 THo:A[Psoy, Henry. [Houston, Texas.] To :\[[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Talk of Houston as Lamar's successor : tlie rapid influx of strangers ; 
Ids own defeat for mayor; the Geriiian vote; his agency for the German- 
American Lmiii-ration Societv of Pliiladelphia ; family messages. A. 
L. S. 2 p. ^^ - 1682 

18J^0 Jan. hi Tho.mpsox, 'Algernon. Senate Cham])er, [Austin, Texas. | 
To ^liiaheau B[u(mai)arte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Ivoturning the list of naval a]>pointments submitted by Lamar to the 
S-nate on Xov. 18,1839. A. X. S. 1 p. ' 1683 

lSJ,(>J(,u. Ui Gaxt. W[illia]m W., and others. [Austin, Texas.] To 
^[[irabeau] B[uona]!arte | Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Indorsing Chaiies H. Piaymond for district attorney of the Tliird 
.hidicial l)i<tr!.t.. L. S. I'p. " IGS 1 

7,s".V> Jan. n; WrLi.rAAts. W[illia|m W. TTous(^ of Peprescntatives, 
Au-tin. I Texas.] To Mirabca.ii P)[u()na{)arte] Lamar, [Austin. 
Texas. I 
Indorsing William ('. IFarfison and Tiavis (L Wright for notarie- 

pnblic ill 1^,| i;i\vr Coun.tw A. N. S. 1 p. M'>>~i 

IS.',o .laa. 17 1Io\i:y. A-a. lnde|;(ii.U'nt('. | 'l\,'xas. | To ^r[irabra'i| 
F)| uonapa.rte I haniar. An-tin, Texas. 
Introdueing Mr. Srni-k of Mi.-.-i-.-ippi, and indorsing his pr<\ieet iVu* 
n mail-stage line between Au.-tin and Houston. A. L. S. 1 p. H\>^'^ 



19(3 Texas Library axd ITtstorical Commission 

[7SV> JniK^ 75] Bt-nxcT, D[avidl G. Senate Cliamber, [Austin, Texas.] 
To ]\rirabeau Bfuonapaite] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Indorsing: Jiulgo [II. C] Iliulson for reappointment as district at- 
torney under the new law. A. N". S. 1 p. 16ST 

ISJtO- Jan. 20 Burxet, David G. Austin, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[nonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
L^rging the apjwintment of a secretary of state, in view of the "recent 
attempt to create an excitement on this subject.^' A. N". S. 2 p. 168S 

[ISJiO c. Jan. 20] Robixsox, James W. [:N'acogdoches ? Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Resigning as district judge of the Fourth Judicial District. A. L. S. 
1 p. 1689 

ISkO Jan. 21 ArsTix, W[illia]m T. Yelasco, [Texas.] To M[ira- 

bcau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Introducing Captain S. W. ^letcalf, bearer of despatches from the 

Governor of tlie Windward Ishinds ; the first exchange of salutes with 

a British vessel of war. A. L. S. 1 p. . 1690 

lS.!iO Jan. 21 [La:\[ar, ]\rirabeau Buonaparte. Austin, Texas.] To 

the Chief Justice and the Associate Justices of the Suprem^ Court, 

[Austin, Texas.] 

Inquiry regarding the constitutionality of "An act to provide for the 

holding of an annn[al] session of the Supreme Court in the eastern 

section of the Repu[blic].'' Copy. 1 p. 1691 

181,0 Jan. 21 Shelby, A. B. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Individual opinion on the constitutionality of the act providing for 
an annual session of the Supreme Court at Xacogdoches. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1692 

ISJiO Jan. 22 Rusk. Tho[mas] J. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Austin, Texas.] 
Answering Lamar's letter of [Jan. 21] regarding the constitutional- 
ity of the act to establish a branch of the Supreme Court at Xacog- 
doches; his own action in the Congress of 1837-8. A. L. S. 1 p. 1693 

ISJiO Jan. 2Jf Goodall,, James. Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Au-tin, Texas.] 
Introducing Sergeant S. !>. Simnionds and indorsing him for pro- 
motion. Copy? 1 ]i. 1694 

ISJiO Jii)}. ?-7 LA>rAR. ^Lraboan B[uonnparte.] Executive Department. 
[Austin, Texas.] 

"Veto [a.hlres^e.l to Ww TTou^-] nf ilio Bill [cntifled: 'An Act to 

provi(l(> for tli(^ boMing (•!' an annual .kIjohi'iumI Si'^>ion of the Supreme 

^'ourr in the l']a<tern Section of the Repuldir'] regulating the Sessions 
oi' tlie Su])rcnie Court.'"' A. D. S. 6 p. 

fn nn. :]CA^ |,. ii)(;-20l. 1695 






Papehs of Mjuabkau Buoxaparte Lamar 197 

ISW Jan. 25 Vax Xess, C[orncliiis.] xVnstin, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[iioiiaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
IiulorsiDg John D. ]\[orris for ■reappointment as district attorney of 
the Fourth Judicial District under the new law. A. IST. S. 1 p. 169G 

ISIO Jan. 25 Haderafaxx, C. J. Covington, Georgia. To []\Iira1)eau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Suggestions regarding a polytechnic school in Texas; his own readi- 
ness to take charge of such an institution. A. L. S. 3 p. 1697 

IS.'iO Jan. 26 LA:,rAR, ^[irabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive Department, 

Austin, [Texas.] To Louis P. Cook[e]^ [Austin, Texas.] 

Calling for a report regarding the misconduct of certain naval officers 

in Xew Orleans: his own recent withdrawal of nominations from the 

Senate in view of Cooke's statements. A. Df. S. 1 p. 1698 

18JfO Jan. 21 Laz^ear, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive Department, 
Austin, [Texas.] 

'"YetD of the Bill [entitled ^an Act] to detect fraudiilent Land Cer- 
tificates [and to provide for issuing Patents to legal claimants'] .^^ 

In Tio. 361, p. 202-205. 1699 

ISkO Jan. 21 Peid. John E. Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uon- 

apartel Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 

The reorganization of the judicial districts; the impossibility of his 

own continuance as district attorney except in the district including 

Harrisburg County; Lamar's health. A. L. S. 2 p. 1700 

ISkO Jan. 2S La:mar^ Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive Chamber, 
[Austin, Texas.] 

"Supplementary ]\Ies?age to the foregoing [Veto of the bill to detect 
fraudulent land certificates.]'' Copy. 7 p. 

In no. 361, p. 206-12. " 1701 

IS'tO Jan. 29 Burlesox, E[d]\v[ar]d. "Austin, Texas. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Austin, Texas.] 
Pesignation as commander of tlie first regiment of infantry; the pros- 
perous condition of the frontier. A. L. S. 1 p. 1702 

IS',0 Jan. 20^ Xavarro, Jose A[ntoiuo.] B6xar, [Texas.] To [— ? 
Austin? Texas.] 
Well-founded rumors of a ^Fexican invasion of Texas; late Centralist 
triumphs in Xortli :\[exico. L. S? 2 p. 1703 

ISJiO- Jan. 20 Forster, Tho[ma]s Gales. AYar Department, Austin. 
[Texas.] 
Certificate of the discharge of C. W. Yickery from the Texas Army. 
Copy. 1 p. 

ApinjirJcJ to no. r.31. KO! 

lSJ,a Jnn. SI Peii), Jolin P. Houston, [Texas.] To ]\[irabeau B[uon- 
aparte] Lanuir. Austin, ['I'exas.] 
Indorsing Colonel D(^ 1)1 and for his successor as district attorney for 
the ScLOnd Judicial District. A. li. S. 1 p. 170.''> 



198 Tkxas Libraky and Historical Commissfox 

JS^OJun. 31 riPKi;, Silvester. Sacketts Har])or, Xew York. To [Mira- 
beaii Biionaj)arte'| Lamar, [Austin. Texas.] 
Inquiry rep^arding tlie fate of his ■l)rotlier, Thomas Piper, and the 
means of secui'ing anv property left 1)V him in Texas. X. L. S. 2 p. 

170G 

ISJtO Feb. 1 Lester, J[amesl S. Senate Cham])er, [Austin, Texas.] 

To ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

LTrging the substitution of F. ^Morris for Anderson as nominee for 

district attorney for the Third Judicial District to save Anderson's 

rejection by the Senate. A. L. S. 1 p. 1707 

ISJfO Feb. 2 ^ St:^[^[Oxs, William, and others. Bastrop, Texas. 

Petition to ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas], in- 
dorsing Greenleaf Fisk for chief justice of Bastrop County to succeed 
L. C. Cunningham, resigned. D. S. 2 p. 1708 

ISltO Feb. 2 Greex, Tho[mas] J[ef!erson.] Austin, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Indorsing F. A. Morris for district attorney of the [Third] Judicial 
District. A. X. S. 1 p. " 1709 

ISW Feb. 3 Forbes, Charles PL Xe\y York, [Xew York.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] I^amar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Inclosing a letter [Feb. 3] from John Woodward. A. L. S. 1 p. 1710 

l^O Frb. 3 AYoonAyARD, John. Xew York, [Xew York.] To Mira- 
bcau B[uonaparte| Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Defence of liimself- against charges preferred in a recent public meet- 
ing in Galveston of fraud in connection with Ikin's colony; his un- 
answered letter of Aug. 20, 1839. resigning the consul-generalship. L. S. 
L3 p. 

See nos. 441, 1414, 1429. • 1711 

ISJ^i} Feb. 3 Smith, Ashbel. Houston. [Texas.] To :\r[irabeau] 
])[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Introducing- Captain ILimilton, of the British Xavy. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1712 

IS'fO Fi'b. 4 IIa!jtuiix;e. H. E. Tallahassee, Florida. 'J\^ :\[[irabeau] 
B[u()naparte| Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Asking for an Army ])osition for a relative. A. L. S. 1 p. 1713 

IS'fO Frb. J, S^[ITI^. W. W. T. Gonzales, [Texas.] To :\r[irabeau] 

B[uonapaite! Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

SugL'-esting the establishment of a line of coTumunication with some 

southern point to keep tiie Government apprisid of ;i pos<il»Ie Centralist 

iii\.;sion and to ailay the fears of tlio ])eople. A. 1.. S. 2 p. IT 14 

iS.'iC- Fi'h. .'4 Kaikmax. D|avi<l| S. Austin, [Texa-.] To :N[[irabeau] 
r»[uonaparte| Lamar. [Austin, Texas.] 
Cr-inii' llie \et') of the '"I'hmU.-h hill." A. N. S. 1 p. 1715 



Papeij.s of ^TrifABEAu BroxAPAirn-: La^far 199 

Is'.trFeh. 5 DrxLAP. lJ[icliarai G. Wa>hiii,i,-ton, [D. C] To M[ira- 
Ihmui] Bfiinn:-i])arte| Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Indorsiiii:- Jolm Ii. Bnike for aD|>nintiri^nt a? consul-general to snc- 
.<v.l Woodwarf]. L. S. ? p. ^ " 171G 

Is'^C-Feh. 6 ^foLLiTArsEX. H. Austin, [Texas.] To ^lirabeau [Buon- 
aparte] Tainar. Austin. [Texas.] 
C^om])lainin<i- of the injustice of settinp: aside his application for topo- 
Lrrpphical map-work in favor of Sanduskv of the Second Auditor's office. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 17.17 

iSJfO Feb. S Starr, Ja[me]s H. [Austin, Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Tamar, [Austin. Texas.] 
^[ollhausen's complaint at the award to Sandusky of the contract for 
topoirraphical maps of the region about Austin. A. X. S. 2 p. 1718 

ISJ/O Feb. 8 Caxales, Antonio. Guerrero, [Mexico.] 

Address to the troops under his command. English translation bv 
T. G. AYestcrn. 2 p. 1719 

I'^iO Feb. 10 Lipsco^rr.. Ahner S. Department of State, [Austin, 

Texas.] To [^rira])eau Buona])arte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 

xVdvice in view of tlie unfairness and the inconsistency with the 

French treatv of tlie tariff on wines adopted bv the last session of Con- 

,lr^e^^«. A. L. S. 4 p. ' ^ 1720 

JS'jO Fpb. 11 Beacit, LL. ^ CovtPAXY. Xew Orleans. [Louisiana.] To 
[^[irabeau Buonaparte] T>amar, [Austin. Texas.] 
-Vccount for a carriage purchased bv [William] Bryan for Laniar. 
L. S. 1 p. ^ ' ^ 1721 

TS],n Feb. U Stewart. Ch[arle]s H. Austin, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Austin, Texas.] 
liequestinu- as agent for tlie State of ^lichigan the extradition of a 
man accused of forgerv. A. L. S. 3 p. 1722 

fSJ^O Fi'b. Uf, KiXTZiNci. Anna Alaria. Pliiladelphia. [Pennsylvania.] 

To ^[[iral)eau] B[uona]iarte] Lamar, [Austin. Texas.] 

licquesting tlie appointment of lier son, Charles ^IcAlester Kintzing, 

^•> a lieutenancy in the Army or Xavv; inclosing a letter of introduction 

;.''ven to Kintzing by Dunbip. A. L. S. 3 p. 1723 

1^';0 Feb. 1') Vax Xes<. ('[nrnelius.] San Antonio, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] n[uonaparte ! L;iin;ir. Austin. [Texas.] 

Indorsing .Tolin G. TTavs for appointment as surveyor to run the 
!'"rthwe-;t"rn line of Ti-avis CouiUy. A. L. S. 2 j). 

Inrludinir ajipcnded <ignatur','> of indorsenu'iit. 172-1 

1^',|| F<'h. I.') (Ji.'KKR. S. v., and other-. Snn Augustine, Texas. To 
Mirabc.ui 1>| uonapartt' | Lam.ir. Au>tin. Texas. 
l*rntcstinL;- agaii'st the etlort to supersede Ghiet' Justice Alexander AL 
'>a\is a- notary public. L. S. 2 p. l"-"' 



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18JtO Fih. 16 Hunt. ^Memiican. Texas Boundary Commission, Sabine 
Pass, [Texas.] To David G. Burnet, [Austin, Texas.] 

An interview with Overton, the United States boundary commis- 
sioner, upon thxe instructions of the two governments. L. S. 3 p. 

"Despatch No 3.*' 1720 

ISJiO Feb. 17 Hill, Henry P. Bastrop, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uon- 
apcirte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Declining the appointment as chief justice of Bastrop County. A. 
L. S. 1 p. ' 17-27 

ISl^O Feh. 10-27 Galvestox Uxitersitt. 

"Project of the Galveston University'' : Proposed charter, minutes of 
citizens' and trustees' meetings. Broadside. 1728 

1840 Fell. 2\ Patillo, G. A. Pattillo's Postoffice, Jefferson County, 

[Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Inclosing a petition of Jesse Ashworth to be allowed to stay in the 

Eepublic until the next meeting of Congress. A. L. S. 1 p. 1729 

1840 Feh. 25 Andrews, J. D. Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uon- 
aparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
The opposition to StubblefLeld's appointment as postmaster of Hous- 
ton; the refusal of the local newspaper to nublish Stubblefield's defence. 
A. L. S. 3 p. ^ 1730 

1840 Feh. 25 Moody, J. A. Victoria, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau Baona- 
parte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 

Inquiry regarding the eligibility of C. W. Yickery as associate of the 
countv court in view of his dishonorable discharge from the Army. 
A. L.'' S. 3 p. 

Including appended certificate of discharge: see no. 1704. 1731 

1840 Feh. 20 Hkwes, Sam., and others. Lamar, [Texas.] To ^l[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Austin, Texas.] 
Indorsing William Bvrne for secretary of legation to France. L. S. 
1 p. ^ ' '^ 1732 

1840 Feh. 27 Amory, Xath[anie]l. Washington, [D. C] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Arrival and presentation of Dunlap to the President and Secretary of 
State; Roberts's plan to sail in the new brig of war; Captain Clark's 
service in Venezuela; the delay in Bee's confirmation; general satisfac- 
tion with Dunlap and Poberis; Dunlap's retort to the Spanish minister; 
personal messages. A. L. S. 2 p. 1733 

1840 Feh. 27 Bokdkx, J..hn P. Cenoral Land Omoe. Austin. [Texas.] 

To ^[ir;):)c;iu 1 > | unii;i |);i ru- 1 Lnni;ii-. [Au^iin. Ttwa.^.] 
Indorsini!" S. (\ Wilt- or II. S. Morgan for .-urvtyor to run the wesi- 
ern boundary line of [Travis] County. L. S. 2 p. 1731 



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iSJfO Feb. 28 Eldredge, Jo>[eph] C. Houston, [Texas] To M[ira- 

beaii] B[iioDaparte] Lamar, Austin. [Texas.] 

Indorsing ^Ir. Jones for postmaster of Houston in tlie event of the 

removal of [Stubblefield], of Brazoria, in accord with the wishes of the 

people. A. L. S. 1 p. ' ' 1735 

ISJfO FeJ). 2S Greer. S. V. San Augustine, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 

Buonaparte Lamar, Au-tin, Texas.] 

Declining the proffered a])pointment as commissioner to examine the 

records of the boards of land commissioners for the counties having 

county seats east of the Brazos. L. S. 1 p. 1736 

[ISJiO? Ffih.'?!^ DiMTTT, Phil[ip.] La Villa de los Jacales, [Mexico?] 
To [^[irabeau Buonaparte Lamar? Austin? Texas.] 
"The com[mission]ers that visit the Govt.'^; the urgent need of mak- 
ing peace; distrust of England as a mediator because of her interests 
in Mexico; the faithlessness of ]\[exico. A. L. S. 4 p. 1737 

[ISW? Feb.? MoLLHAusEX, H. Austin? Texas.] 

''Sketch," setting forth his intended use for the benefit of Texas of 
the money he would have received for the topographic maps [of Austin 
and vicinity] had the contract been awarded to him. A. D. -1 p. 1738 

38JfO Mar. 1 "]\L\xy Citizens of Jasper County, [Texas.]'' To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Reasons for an additional issue of Treasury notes. 1 p. 1739 

18^,0 Mar. 2 Roberts, W[illis.] Galveston, [Texas.] To :\r[irabcau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Alexander [Ro])erts''?] plans for return and for htw practice with 
Judge Webb; personal and family matters. A. L. S. 1 p. 1710 

USJ^O Mar. 9 :\[oore, Francis. Jr. Galveston. [Texas.] To :\[[ira]uau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Praise of the Xavy'; the need of putting it into action: Houston's 

conversion to Lanuir's navv policv: his intention not to run for the 

presidencv. A. L. S. 2 p."^ "^ 1741 

18J,n Mar. IS Owex. Jaines D.. and others. Victoria, [TtAas.] 

Petition to ^[ira1-)eau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin. Texas], praying 
for protection to the ^texican trade from the deprt<hitions of lawh^ss 
Americans. D. S. 3 p. 1742 

18',0 ^far. 13 :\roT.LT[ArsEy, H. Austin. [Tt'x:i>.] To :\rirabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin. [Texns.] 

Suggesting tlie removal of the cannou to *'tho Pr-sidcnt's Hill'- for 

lu.ore. eflicient })roteciion against the Tii('i;ins, .nid oiTcriug to command 

**t]iis juece of artillcrv." A. L. S. 1 p. Kl-J 

^S',0 ^far. U't Bancks. C. W. Galvo.^on, [Tixiis.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lanuir, [Austin. Texas. | 
.Vpltlication f'.r appoinmuMit in tlw ''L.tpd l^rnartmrnt or in that cf 
internal Improvement^." A. L. S. .2 p. 1744 



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ISJiO M'l.r. Ui Lamaii. ^lirabeau B[iionaparte.] Executive Department, 
Austiiu [Texas.] 

^*A(](lrcjs^ to the Army," offerins" pardon to all deserters voluntarilv 
retiirniiiir to duty, and announcing strict enforcement of law agaiu>t 
future deserters. Copy. 2 p. 

In no. 3G1, p. 213-1-1. ITIO 

ISJiO Mar, 15 Love, Ja[nie]s. Galveston, [Texas.] To [MiraI.eau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
The unlikelihood of a Mexican invasion just now; Treat: suggestions 
regarding the disposition of the Navy and the organization of a land 
force; advance in Texas funds; the visit of "tlie Great Ex.'' [Houstinij 
to the Island; his prospects and his approaching marriage. A. L. S. 
4 p. 174G 

ISJiO Mar. 10 Miller .^^ Dexter. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonai)arte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Forwarding a box of merchandise. L. S. 1 p. 1T4T 

ISJfO Mar. 17 :\1cLeod. IT [ugh.] Bexar, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

The Indians; unconiirmcd ruuiors from ]\Iexico; the troops; crop^ ; 

Judge Thom})son's announcement of his appointment to Belgium: hi- 

encounter with a party of Tawacanas; the climate. A. L. S. 1 p. 1T48 

ISJfO Mar. 19 Roberts, AY[illis.] Galveston, [Texas.] To M[iral)eau] 
B[uonaparte] Lanuir, Austin, [Texas.] 
A request for an interview with Judge Webb regarding his willing- 
ness to enter a law partnership with S. A. Roberts; Alexander's plan 
for return. A. L. S. 1 p. IT-ll) 

IS-'iO Mar. .20 Yax Xess, C[ornelius.] San Antonio, [Texas.] To 
^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lcimar. [Austin, Texas.] 
Introducing Antonio Canales. A. L. S. 2 p. 1"'">'* 

ISJfO Mar. 23 Starr. Ja[me]s H. Tr^?asury Department. Austin. 
[Texas.] To ;Miral)eau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Application for leave of al)-^ence: recommendation (d' Chief Clerk Sevrv 
for acting secretary during the leave. L. S. 1 p. 1"'^1 

ISIfO Mar. 23 Shephf.rd. W[illiau\] ^\. Houston. [Texas.] To 

M[irab.eau B[uon;'j)artc | Lamar, Austin. Texas. 

His own laek of cnnneetion witli a suit about to be brought again-t 

L.-imar bv the present hohler of a note of Lamar in favor of Col. Smith. 

A. L. S.' 1 p. • l-'- 

[7sV'/<) .]f'ir. J7] Evr.nrrT. SrteplKMi] H. | r.^'.uimont ? Texas.] 'V'^ 
^l[iiabeaul Bru(.r.;.parfe ] L-:mar, Austin. Texas. 

The satisfaelion of Ins frie'^-ls with his p.ilitieal eour>e: the erowdimr 
out of polities bv mercantile pursuit--; !iis own and otbers' sati>factn'ii 
with the appointment of Arcber; personal nu>ssages. A. L. S. 2 ]'■ 

V;ul\\ ille-ible. l''">'^ 



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:^iO Mar. 20 Siikldex, Ezekiol. Brnrswick, [Xew York?] To ]Mira- 

1)eau B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Toxais.] 

His own acquisition of emprcsario lands; inquiry regarding the truth 

. f i!'.e report of the re])udiation of tlie empresario claims and of the hnv- 

:,^>ness of Tcxans. A. L. S. 2 p. 1754 

IS'fO Mar. 31 ^[iller, B[urchard. Second Auditor's Office,] Austin, 

[Texas.] 

''List of all Xaval claims, audited ^ince the 1st of ]\raY 1839, the 

.late of the Hon. Louis P. Cooke's appointment, as Secretary of the 

Xavv." D. S. 3 p. "^ 1755 

JsyjMar.Sl Lamar, (T[aza\vay] B. Savannah, [Georgia.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Promising a loan after hearing from Lamar relative to the location 
"f his land scrip: advice regarding peace with Mexico and public inter- 
nal policy. A. L. S. (carbon). 2 p. 1756 

JSJfO Apr. 1 Jack, W[illia]m H. Brazoria, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Introducing Captain Dryden, possessed of valuable information re- 

-jirding Santa Fe. A. L. S. 1 p. 1757 

IS1,0 Api'. 1 Williams. W[illia]m M. Eed River County, [Texas.] 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Introducing Pierre Juzan, a friendly Choctaw chief in search of his 
nogro slaves, enticed away by Mexicans. A. L. S. 2 p. 1758 

-^s'/O Apr. 2 Cooke, Louis P. Navy Department, Austin, [ Texas.] 
To Musgrove Evans, Austin, [Texas.] 
Calling for a draft to pay salaries and outstanding bills up to De- 
•cinber 31, 1839. L. S. 1 p. 1759 

iS.'iO Apr. 3 Cooke, Louis P. Xavy Department, Austin, [Texas.] 
To M[irabeau| B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Sendino^ for a]iproval a draft upon tlie second auditor [^lusgrove 
I'vans.] ' L. S. 1 p. 17G0 

^VV> Apr. 3 Lap.raxciie, Alcee. Houston, [Texas.] To ]\Iirabeau 
B[uonapartel Lanuir, Austin, [Texas.] 
Taking leave. A. L. S. 3 p. 1761 

-'-S'/O Apr. 5 Cooke. Louis P. Xavv Department, Austin, [Texas.] 
To ^[[irahoau) B[uonap;;rte] Lamar, [Austin. Texas.] 
Requesting instructions regarding the mode of drawing for the sum 
i'«(rssarv to meet the obliL:ati(.n< of the Xavv Department. L. S. 1 p. 

1762 

''>/^^ \pr. r> ToitRAXCE. Man^i'oM. [Aj-nabicliicola, Georgia 'j To 

^l[iraheau| ])| uonr.narlc | Lama.r, Aiu-tin, Texas. 

IVrsonal plans: views upon marriage; the wisdom of opposing annex- 

•'tion: his own and LauLrdon Chcves's views upon the unwisdom of the 

•"^'^'Uhern statos' ]oinin'j: the Federal Lnion : hi- own intention to urge 



204 . Tex^vs Library xVXD Historical Co^[:.iissiox 

the noni illation of Troup for prGsiclent by the approaching state coii- 
vention: the decline of statesmanship and patriotism; political corrup- 
tion; tlie Troup family; personal news. A. L. S. 3 p. 17G.", 

1840 Apr. 7 De :\[orse, Charles. Austin,, [Texas.] To M[irabeau) 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Austin^ Texas.] 
Xotice regarding: a note of Lamar to James H. Smithy placed in 1)- 
Morse's hands for collection. A. I^. S. 1 p. 1764 

1S40 Apr. <S Caedexas, Jesus. Victoria, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

The late misfortune of the Government of the Frontier of the Xorth 
of ^lexico; the need of an asylum in Texas; an agent sent to negotiate 
with the Texas government for a union of interests. A. L. S. 2p- 

Spanish. ^ 17G5 

J840 Apr. 9 Williams, Samuel M. Galveston, [Texas.] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 
Hamilton and Burnley's delay from non-receipt of necessary papers; 
Lamar s proclamation; letters of General Hamilton; commercial dis- 
tress in the United States; the Bimk of the United States; terms pos- 
sible for the sale of the .$l'.000,000 8% bonds; the advisability of send- 
ing one of the large naval vessels abroad with a cargo of cotton; the 
ebullition of the "genius of IMatagorda"' upon the tariff, direct tax, etc.; 
opinions thereupon in the L'nited States. A. L. S. 3 p. 17G6 

1S.!;0 Apr. 10 GoRDOX, Tho[ma]s G. Houston, Texas. To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Pitkin's otter for three of Lamar^s negroes; the Fox-Forsyth corre- 
spondenL-e regarding the boundary; general satisfaction among goo'i 
citizens with Lamar's administration as ascertained by Green and Gor- 
don; personal plaiis; provisions for the Army; Green's plain talk to 
Hunt about his conduct before leaving Austin; advice regarding vii^i- 
lance to discover "'the whole rascalitv"' connected with the '"^So.OOO lo~' 
bills.'' A. L. S. 3 p. " ' Kii: 

IS.'iO Apr. 12 Starr. Jarme]s H. X:icogdoches, [Texas.] To :\r[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Xotice of liis own intention to resign in Julv as secretary of the 
Treasury; the impossibilitv of making collections for his medical serv- 
ices in the present ''hard times" and in tlie present condition of t;i'.' 
judiciary. A. L. S. 3 p. l'<»>^ 

IS'iO Apr. 12 La^iar, ^lirabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive Department. 
Austin, [Texas.] To Asa Brigluim. [Austin. 1\-xas.] 
Xotice of disnii--al from [lie oilice of troasuivr and of the temporary 
appointment of J. L. r.arhydt. A. L. S. 1 p. KG'^ 

[7.V//0 Apr. 12^ DnriTT. Llul[ip.] Villa de los Jacales, [^[exico;] 
To ^[[irabeau] T.j 'i""'-'p*^'"''M Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
IntrotiucinLT Juan .Mnlano. A. L. S. 1 p. l'^-' 



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;.5'/0 Apr. 13 Tno^ipsox, Al.iiornon P. Honston, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beaii B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Application for appointment as secretary of legation at the Court of 
St. Cloud. A. L. S. 1 p. " 1771 

ISW Apr. 13 Lyxch, J. B. Galveston, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Inquiry regardinir certain private business papers entrusted to Lamar 
for delivery to an agent. A. L. S. 3 p. 1772 

IH'^0 Apr. l.!f La^iar, ^lirabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive Department, 

Austin, Texas. 

"'T^etter to the people of Santa Fe," inviting close union and co-oper- 
ation as fellow-citizens of the Texas Eepublic; promise regarding the 
Santa Fe expedition. Copy. -1 p. 

In no. 361, p. 211-18. '^ 1773 

18J{0 Apr. IJf Love, James. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonapcirte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
A company ^nth General Johnston for captain to be raised on the 
Island in case of a Centralist invasion; his own support of Lamar^s 
^Fexican and Indian policy; hostility to Lamar s administration decreas- 
mg; Houston; a rumor of a trace with Mexico; a loan. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1774 

JSJfO Apr. U :\L\sox, Charles. Austin, [Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Inquiry in behalf of the committee appointed to investigate the Treas- 
ury regarding the mode of investigation. A. N. S. 1 p. 1775 

ISW Apr. 15 Starr, Ja[me]5 11. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uouaparte| Lamar. [Austin, Texas.] 
Peference to his own notice of intention to resign, Apr. 12; ^lajor 
Kurton's .£frievance against Lamar: his plans for an opposition press; 
Imlian depredations: the return of hostile tribes to former haunts on 
t!ie Xeches and the Ane"elina : the advisability of their removal; ]\rajor 
Augustine and the land certificate examination; his own doubt of its 
boucficial ro-ults: the unpopularity of the Cherokee land bill; increase 
in population in [East] Texas; agriculture. A. L. S. 4 p. 1776 

iS',0 Apr. 16 S^TARR. Ja[me]s IT. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lnmar, Austin, [Texas.] 
The murder of an Indian in retaliation for dej'iredations upon whites: 
^^Mteration of advice for the removal of hostile tribes; a request for 
postponement of judiciary appointnumts until after a conference 
with Starr; corrupt influences at work; funds for Treat; papers in 
Lacey's hands. A. L. S. 3 p. 1777 

' y'^O .!/-/•. /S' Cmvi^iov A^oi.rx'rrrn B VTTAr.TON". lTra(l(]iiartci's. Camp 

at S:icc]iarnr)n, [Texas.] 

Invitation, addresse.' to M[iral)eau] B[nonaparte] Lamar, [.Vnstin? 

'i"«'xa<,] to tlie encampment on [Apr. 1'.)] ''to meet a soldier's greeting, 

•'M partake of soldiers' fare.-' Broadside. " 1778 



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ISJiO Apr. 20 Skcltx. Juan X. San Antonio, [Texas.] To :\r|i!,v 
beau] B[nona{)arte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Intro(hicin<i- General Antonio Canaies. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Spanish. i;;-* 

ISJfO Apr. 20- IIexdersox, J[ames] Pinekney. San Augustine, [Texa<. I 

To ^[[irabeau] P>[uoiiaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 

Indorsing Jucloe George \V. Terrell for appointment to succeed Jud-. 

Braneli and Jolmston for appointment as district attorney. A. L. S. 

3 p. ITbo 

ISJfO Apr. 23 He.aephtll^ John. Victoria, [Texas.] 

Proceedings and resolutions of a meeting of citizens of Western Tcxn- 
to consider measures for the defence of the frontier from Cordova, tli*- 
Centralists, and their Indian allies. D. S. 2 p. 

Coimtersigned by A[ndrew] Xeill, secretary. 1181 

ISJ^O Apr. 21, P0J5ERTS, P[euben] IL Galveston, [Texas.] To ^l\n\- 

beau B[ui)naparte] Laraar, Austin, Texas. 

Application for a lieutenant's commission in the Army; Charles IT. 

Burge^^s's wish for a lieutenancv; Samuel [A. Roberts]; a voluntetr 

company "now raising for immediate duty." A. L. S. 1 p. ITS'? 

ISJiO Apr. 23 :\rAYFrELD. James S. Xacogdoehes, [Texas.] To :\r[ira- 

beau] P>[uonaparte| Lamar. [Austin, Texas.] 

Inquiry regarding the coincidence of Lamar's opinions regardini: 

finance and ^fexican relations with his own, with a view to determining 

whether to run for Congress as solicited. A. L. S. 3 p. 17cS;> 

ISJiO Apr. 25 ArAYEiELi). James S. Xacogdoehes, [Texas.] To M'wd- 
bean B[uona);arte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Urging {io-tj;onement of appointment of district attorney and jud::*' 
until proper recommendations can be ma<le ; Indian hostilities and re- 
taliation bv whites;' warning sent to an Indian agent. A. L. S. "3 |'. 

l.%0 Apr. 2') :\rArRY, P. F. Louisville, Kentucky. To :\[irabeau 
[Buonaparte I Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 
Pecpiest for information I'cgarding the salaries and regulation> '-; 
the Texas Armv and his own pros[)ect of securing an a[)})ointiiu'iii- 

A. L. s. 2 p. ■ ^ i:>- 



ISlfO sipr. 23 FooTi:, Henry S[tnart. j Pnymond. [^Lssissippi.] '!'• 
^[[irabean] B[u()n;i parte] Lamar, Austin, Tt-xas. 
Introducing Judge | James ( '.] ^Iitcb(>U; the recent encounter oi ''•' 
Centralist- ;nid Federalists on the I'io Grande; oll'er to raise volunU"' ■ 
in Mississippi if r.otiflcd of nee<l; the progress and prospects of the h:~ 
tnry of Texa-; it^ style A. L. S. :; n. 1 >•• 

iS'pi Apr. ^3 \\\\.\.\\y\>()\. li|()herl| M. Columhus, [Texas.] T 
Miraheau | litinnapai'te | l,ani;ir. Au-lin, | 'I'ex:i-. | 
Judge William J. J(»ne^; his derision in tlu> ease of the Land Ctun- 
missioiicrs of l-'orl lu'tul ("ountv v. tlu^ Txiai-d of CJeiieral Gommissiouv i"- 



Papers of MiraBicAu BLOXArAun: La^mak 207 

west of the Brazo:^ ; despatches upon T^iniar's exercise of his prerogative 
in the apnoiniment of a eonmiissioner of the General Land Otlice. A. 
L. S- 3 p. ITSr 

ISJ^O Apr. .2.J Love, Ja[mels. Galveston, [Texas.] To :\[[iral.eau] 
B[uonaparte| Lamar, Anstin, [Texas.] 
Sending a letter from Treat; Treat's wish to see T^imar; the Galves- 
ton volunteer company: its difficulty in getting officers; its readiness to 
move at the first appearance of real danger : Lamar's efficiency in pro- 
viding defence: Houston's treatment in Galveston; his sympathy witii 
the Indians; Johnston; the dismissal of linnt; Hamilton and Burnlev. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 1788 

ISIiO Apr. 25 PLrM^^rEii, Sam[ne]l A. Victoria, [Texas.] To [Mira- 
beau Bnonaparte Lamar, Anstin, Texas.] 
The public meeting [A])r. '25] ; general sentiment in favor of a dash 
upon the Kio Grande to ])reak up C(3rdova and lus Indian allies; 
•friendly feeling for the Federalists: the public dinner, etc., to the Presi- 
dent [Cardena-] ]n Victoria: the advisability of joining the Federal- 
ists; his own distrust of England and ^lexico; advice regarding mili- 
tary preparations. A. L. S. 4 p. 1789 

ISliO Avr. 20 Bt'uxley, A[lbert] T. Xew York. [Xew York.] To 
^[[irabeau] B[uonaj)artel Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
His own and Hamilton's delay, plans, and movements; hopeful indi- 
cations for the success of the loan. A. L. S. 4 p. 1790 

ISl^O Apr. 2S De ^Iorse, Charles. Stock Commissioner's Office, Austin, 
[Texas.] To ]\[irabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Iiequest for an additional clerk in the Stock Commissioner's office. 
L. S. 2 p. 1791 

ISJiO Apr. 2S :\rrRRAY. Louisa. Edge Hill, [South Carolina.] To 
^rirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin. [Texas.] 
Inquiry regarding Willard Richardson. A. L. S. 3 p. 1792 

ISJfO Apr. 2n Drydex. W. G. Galvoton, [Texas.] To :\[[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Personal plans and movements; the races; provisions and prices: cur- 
rencv; elections for militia officers; Jolins[t|on; (ireen. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1793 

ISJfO Apr. 20 Caxalt:s. Ant[oni]o. Austin, [Texas.] To :\[[irabean] 
B[uona|)arte I L;imar. [Au.stin, Texas.] 
Xotice of int<>ntion to dep ii't on May 2; gratitude for kind treatnu-nt 
in Texas; plans. A? L. S." 2 p. 1T91: 

IS'fO Apr. .J^• SMiTir. \V[iIlialni U. Austin, [1'exas.] To [Mirab,>au 
Buonapai'te| Laniai-, |Au>tin, 'l\\\as. | 
Advice and prescri[)tion. A. X. S. 1 p. IVJo 



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jSJfOAi>r. Hall, E'lward. Hmistcm. [Texa?.] To :\[[irabeau] B[iiona- 
parte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Calling attention to the unpaid notes for the carnage purchasnl 

through Bryan. A. L. S. 1 p. 179»; 

[1840 Apr.?] Bijowx, Emraeline C. Handy. Philadelphia, [Pennsyl- 
vania.] To ]\[irabean [Buonaparte] Lamar, [xlustin, Texas.] 
Eequesting his personal attention to the liberation of Handy's inden- 
tured servant, James Eohinson, and to tlie return to her of Handy's ]X'v- 
sonal effects. A. L. S. 2 p. " 1797 

ISJfO May 1 Joy, Cyrus. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uona- 
parte] Lamar, Austin. [Texas.] 
On his own rejection by the Senate. A. L. S. 3 p. 1798 

ISli-O May 5 Edwards, ^fonroe. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To M[ira- 
bcau] B[uonapartc] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Stating the facts connected with the importation of negroes from 
Havana into Texas and the fraud practiced upon him; his innocence of 
intention to cause trouble l)otween England and Texas; his former let- 
ter [Apr.] 26. A. L. S. 3 p. _ 1799 

iSIfO May 5 Cooke, Louis P. [Austin, Texas.] 

Account of receipts and disbursements of the Naw Departnient, Aug. 
23, 1839-May 5, 1840. 4 p. '^ 1800 

ISJiO May 5 Hatch, S^ilvanus. Jackson County, [Texas.] To M[ira- 

beau] B[uona])arte] Lamar, [Austin Texas.] 

Requesting a demand addressed to President Ccirdenas and General 

Canales for a runawav slave of the writer; his former letter, Apr. 1. 

A. L. S. 2 p. ' 1801 

18.^^0 May 7 Bykxe, William. Refugio County, Texas. 

Oath of office as notarv public of Refugio Countv. D. S. 1 p. 

Xo. 1307 appended. ' "' ISO"? 

18J,0 May 15 Rusk. Tho[ma]s J. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Resignation as chief justice of the Supreme Court. A. L. S. 1 ]k 

ISO,") 

18JfO May 17 Plumper, Sam[ne]l A. Victoria, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beaii] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Lamar s aaencv for a tract of land on Copano Bay: Dr. Robert -'s 
interest; prospects of the r(\aion; land litigation; the feeling of security 
and the impetus to imlustrv from the late otlicial encouragement to the 
Eederalists : Lamar's ]>o|ndarity with Tcxans and Federalists ; cniii- ; 
the Comanche; "'feelini:- my way for Congress for next winter": 
Houston's intemperance -inee tl-e lii'-t nundiei- of Prd)lins; brick luiil-'i- 
ings; the ^fexican trade; iuviiation for Lamar to visit Victoria; CanaN- 
expected. A. L. S. 3. p. 1S<>1 






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JSJiO May 21 Slocomb, John E. Austin, [Texas.] 

Receipt to ^lirabeaii B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas], for bal- 
ance due on Austin lots. D. S. 1 p. 1805 

ISIfO Mat/ 31 Caxales, [Antonio.] Galveston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
[Buonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 
His own approaching departure on the Constitution; his intention 
to return soon. A. X. S. 1 p. 180G 

[JSJfO? before June~\ Washixgtox, Lewis ^I. H. Xashville, Texas. 

"Prospectus for publishing a literary periodical, to be entitled 'The 
Eamblers Sketcli-Book.' '' A. D. 2 p. 1807 

ISJfO June 1 HexdeRsox, J[amep] Pinckney. San Augustine, [Texas.] 
To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Requesting the prompt relief of ]\[cIntosh by the appointment of a 
charge d'affaires, unless ^Iclntosh is to have the appointment as ex- 
pected; his own mortification at the outcome of the matter. A. L. S. 
3 p. 1808 

ISJfO June 1 Galvestox, [Texas] Citizens (Tod Robinson and others, 
committee). To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, 
Texas.] 
Tendering a public dinner. Copy. 2 p. 1809 

ISJfO June 2 Lamar, ^Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Galveston, [Texas.] 
To the Citizens of Galveston, Texas. [Tod Robinson and others, 
committee.] 
Declining their invitation of [June 1] ; defence of his administration. 
Copy. 15 p. 

Appended to no. 1809. 1810 

18W June 2 Starr, Ja[me]s H. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparto] Lamar, Galveston, [Texas.] 
Recjuesting a prompt reply to Rusk's letter of resignation of the chief- 
justiceship ; the conduct of the Treasurv Department durinsr his own 
absence. A. L. S. 1 p. ' ^ 1811 

ISJ^O June 2 Cooke, Louis P. Xavy Department, Austin, [Texas.] 
To [^Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston. Texas.] 

Inclosing an acting commission for John Clark and George 
Wheel [w] right as naval commanders, to be forwarded if still approved. 
L. S. (by authority?) 1 p. 

Signature not in Cooke's hand. 1812 

ISJiO June Jf Ikix, Jon[athan.] London, [England.] To "M[irabeaiil 
B[nonaparte] Lamar, Austin [Galveston. Texas.] 
W()0(h^■ar(^> fiMuduh'nt dealing in the sale of empn^-avio >cri}t; an- 
swvring Woodward to Lamar [IS 10, Fob. 3.] L. S. o 2>. 1813 



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ISJiO June 5 Bailey, Sam[iie]l A. Columbus, Georgia. To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin [Galveston J Texas. 
Requesting his attention to the care of the personal effects and the 
settlement o^f the estate of the late William D. Eedd. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1814 

18W June 10 Moore. E[dwin] W. Texas Sloop of War Austin, Gal- 
veston Bay, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Gal- 
veston,] Texas. 
Reporting his own action in pursuance of Secretary Cooke's order to 
arrest Lieutenant Postell. and requesting an order suspending the order 
for arrest: inclosing copies of Cooke's order and of his own correspond- 
ence with Commander J. T. K. Lothrop. A. L. S. 2 p. 1815 

ISJ^O June 11 De Cordova, J[acob.] Galveston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 

beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 

Invitation to attend the installation ceremonies of Galveston Lodge 

no. 2, I. 0. 0. F. of the Eepublic of Texas on June 16, 1840. A. L. S. 

1 p. 1816 

ISIiO June IS Waller, Edwin. Yelasco, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Galveston, [Texas.] 
Indorsing [H. P.] Brewster for appointment as district attorney for 
the [Second] Judicial District. A. L. S. 1 p. . 1817 

ISJfO June IS Lehximaxx, Chr. Madison, [^N'ew Jersey?] To Louis 
Louis Capt und Comp, Austin, Texas. 
Personal and business matters ; rumors of Indian and Mexican incur- 
sions in the vicinity of Austin. A. L. S. 2 p. 1818 

ISJfO June 15 Greex, Tho[ma]s J. Yelasco, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 
Insistence upon Lamar's visiting Yelasco as Green's guest; indorse- 
ment of H. P. Brewster for district attorney; Brewster's services to 
the Administration througli the Brazoria press; his killing of ^'Dr. 
Anson's Yice Presidential aspirations." A. L. S. 2 p. 1810 

ISW June 16 ^Iayeield, Ja[me]s S., and others. ;N"acogdoches, 
[Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin [Galves- 
ton, Texas.] 
Indorsement of John H. Holland for appointment as district judge 
of the [Fifth! Judicial District, to succeed Judge Branch, resigned. 
L. S. 2 p. " 1820 

ISJ/O June 16 ^[cTlhexy, Sam[ue]l K. Custom House, District of 

Sabine. [Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin 

[Galveston. Texas.] 

A))])lica{ion for ap])()intniont as collector for the district [of Sabine], 

in view of Swainfs intenthnl resignation. A. L. S. 1 p. is-jl 

ISW June IS :NrcCL0SKEY, P. D. Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Houston, [Galveston?] Texas. 
Requesting tlx' paymtMit of a small loan. A. L. S. 1 p. 1822 



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ISJfO June 21 Moore, E[thvin] W. On board Ship of War Austin, 
[Galveston Bay? Texas.] To M[irabeaii] B[nonaparte] Lamar, 
[Galveston? Texas.] 
Eeqnesting an order to the commandant of Post Galveston for three 

seamen. A.^L. S. 1 p. 1823 

ISJfO June 21 Jewett, Henry J, Austin. [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[nonaparte] Lamar, Galveston, Texas. 
Henderson's letter [Jnne 1] re^irarding the appointment of a charge 
to relieve ^EcTnto-h : the question of Borden's reappointment and term 
of office; Starr's intended resignation and the necessity of appointing 
a successor; the recovery of runaway negroes; the bad influence of 
^^Mexicans and renegade -whites'' upon the slaves: suggestions regarding 
instructions for tlie militia: the Federalist force near San Patricio; 
Forster's plans: arrangements for the printing of official documents in 
Xew York or Washington. A. L. S. 3 p. " 1824 

ISItO June 26 :\[oore, E[dwin] W. Texas Sloop of War Austin, Gal- 
veston Bay, [Texas.] 
Order to Commander George Wheelwright, Brig WJiartoii, Galveston 
Ba}', for ■ the manning, provisioning, and preparation for sea of the 
Wharton; the hrig Galveston; the brig Enipresario. Copy. 1 p. 1825 

ISJfO June 26 Starr. Ja[me]s . H. Treasury Department, Austin^ 
[Texas.] To Eeuben M. Potter, Yelasco, [Texas.] 
'Tendering the appointment of commissioner of revenue. L. S. 2 p. 

1826 

ISJfO June 2S Ada:msox. John. London. [England.] To [Mirabcau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 
His own efforts in behalf of Texas; suggestions regarding the encour- 
agement of emigration and the development of the mines of Texas; 
British objections to recognition : the British treatment of Texas as 
commercially a part of Mexico. A. L. S. 3 p. 1S2T 

ISJfO Juhj 1 SwAn[, John D. Custom House, [District of Sabine, 
Texas.] To ^lirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin [Galveston, 
Texas.] 
Resignation as collector. L. S. 1 p. 1828 

ISIfO Juhj 2 WiEss. S. Sahine, [Texas.] To :\[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] 
Lamar, Austin [Galveston,] Texas. 
Indorsins" A. J. F. Phelan for collector of the port of Sabine. A. 
L. S. 1 p". 1829 

ISJiO Juhj 2 :\riT.LARD, Henrv. Sabine City, [Texas.] 

Certificate regarding tlie lo^s of recommendations of A. J. F. Phelan 
for collector of the port of Sahine. A. D. S. 1 p. 1S30 

ISJiO Juhf 2 :\riLLARD. Henrv. Sa])ine Citv. [Texas.] To :M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Galveston, Texas.] 

Indorsement of Andrew J. F. Phelan for collector of the port of 

Sabine. A. L. S. 1 p. 1831 



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ISJkO July 3 G-ALVESTOx Chowder Club. Galveston, [Texas.] T 
M[irabeaii] B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 
Invitation to a fishing party, [July 4.] A. X. S. of Math. [NTorwoof 
secretary. 1 p. 183 



mo July 3 jA:i[ES, A. F., and others. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Galveston,] Texas. 
Invitation to a public dinner, July 4. X. S. 1 p. 1833 

ISJfO July Ji Bivixs, U[r]iah H. Savannah, Georgia. To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Houston [i. e. Galveston,] Texas. 
Bequest for information regarding the terms for securing lands, for 
the benefit of fifty-seven families of intended emigrants. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 

ISJtO July 13 SwAiM, John D. Beaumont, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin [Galveston,] Texas. 
Indorsing Andrew J. F. Phelan for collector of the port of Sabine. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1835 

18JtO July 15 ^Morgax^ J[ames.] Xew Washington, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin [Galveston, Texas.] 
Urging the prompt settlement of the claim of [Samuel] Swartwout. 
A. L. S. 2 p. , 183G 

ISJiO July 16 Lester, J[ame3] S. La Grange, [Texas.] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 
Suggestions regarding the defence of the frontier; the importance of 
opening up tlie road from Austin to the Red Eiver provided for by an 
act of Congress; Col. John H. Moore for the head of an expedition 
against the Indians; Indian allies; frontier conditions; the need of 
Lamar's return to the Capital; enemies of the Administration; crops. 
A. L. S. 6 p. 1837 

ISJfO July 16 Leclerc, Frederick. Tours, [France.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston,] Texas. 
French shipping for the Texas trade; the Cliamber of Deputies' ship 
subsidy; O'Connell's '•'nonsensical speeches'"; personal plans; daily in- 
quiries regarding Texas; his own emigrants' guide under way; 'Svork 
on Texas" sent a few davs airo; a cotton manufacturer '"'inclining*' to 
Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. ' ^ 1838 

ISJiO July 17 Robl:rtsox. ^F. Phinters and ^[echanics Bank, Colum- 
bus, Georgia. To Miral)eau l>[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin [Gal- 
veston.] Texas. 
Notifying him of a credit at tlie rcciuest of J. J. Lamar, in tlie City 

Bank of Xrw Orleans; tlie prosidcnti;)! cxcitonieiit in tin.' Lnited States. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 1S3!> 

lSJfOJuh/21 Pkkry. James. Galveston, [Texas.] To James 11. Starr, 
Austin, [Texas.] 
Application for increase of saUiry as surveyor and l)oarding otrkor 



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under the act defining the compensation of collectors and other customs 
ofHcers, Jan. 16, 1840. A. L. S. 3 p. 1840 

ISJiO Juhj 21 Caxales, [Antonio.] San Patricio. [Texas.] To Mira- 
beaii B[nonaparte] liamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 

Movements of the Centralists; troops on the east side of the Pio 
Grande; his own position, plans, and orders. L. S. 3 p. 

Spanish. 1841 

ISJ^O July 22 Feizzell, AT. W. San Augustine, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
bean] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin [Galveston.] Texas. 
Thomas Johnston's refusal to applv for the district judgeship; Ter- 
relPs eligibility. A. L. S. 1 p. " 1842 

ISJfO July 22 Was;iiixctox, LeT\ds :\r. H. Nashville, [Texas.] To 

M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin [i. c. Galveston, Texas.] 

Sending part of the manuscript of The Recluse of the Valley; literary 

plans. A. L. S. 3 p. 1843 

]8!f0 July 26 Case, L^riah F. Fanthorps Postoffice, Montgomery 
County, [Texas.] To ^firabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin 
[i. e. Galveston?] Texas. 
Application for appointment as chief justice of [Montgomery] 

County to succeed Jesse Grime^^, now a candidate for the Senate. A. 

L. S. ^1 p. 1844 

7840 July 21 ^roRSE, G. W. "Marseilles, [France.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston?] Texas. 

Application for appointment as Texan consul at Marseilles. A. 

L. S. 1 p. 1845 

ISkO July 21 Carbajal. Jose Vi. J. Galveston, Texas. To Mirabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lanuir, Houston, [forwarded to] Austin, [Texas.] 

Inclosing a letter from Cajia.lcs [July 21?]; Centralist movements: 

troops east of the Pio Bravo: Canalcs's strength, orders, and plans: 

Lamar's opportunity to nc]iieve immortality. A. L. S. 2 p. 1846 

ISkO July 2S Ha^[iltox. J[ames.] The Hague, [Xetherlands.] To 
"NEirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin [Houston?] Texas. 

Advising a strictly defensive and neutral policy with reference to 
^Fexico until apprised of tlie result of the European diplomatic and 
financial negotiations: "Treat's mission; his own stake and hope in the 
negotiations: per-onal sacrifices and losses; prospects for recognition 
and a loan in the Xetherlands; the date of the conunissions to treat 
with Belirium and tlie Xetherlands : proiTer of personal services. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

"Private .1' confidential." 1847 

ISJfO July 28 Gri-RR. J. Stewart. Alexandria, TX C. To :Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar Houston [ ?] Texas. 

Inquiry regarding the possibility of securing a midshipman's c(^m- 

mi^siou in tlie Texas Xavy. A. L! S. 1 p. 1S4S 



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ISJiO July 29 JoxES, Oliver. Austin County, Texas. To M[iraheaii] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston?] Texas. 
Eesigning his seat in the Senate. A. L. S. 1 p. 1840 

IShO Aug. 3 PiTKix, Jo[li]n AY. Austin, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Regret at having to leave without seeing Lamar regarding the "propo- 
fiition made by vou" in Houston; personal plans; his hope to hear from 
Lamar after his arrival [in Austin] ; the Santa Fe expedition. A. L. S. 
2 p. 1850 

ISJfO Aug. 6 JoHXSTOX, x\[lbert] Sidney. Galveston Bay, [Texas.] 
To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin [?Texas.] 
Volunteering for a militarv expedition against Mexico. A. L. S, 1 p. 

1851 

ISJfO Aug. 6 Watrous, John C. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin [ FTexas.] 
Bryant's non-receipt of a letter from Lamar regarding complaints 
against him; his own and Bryant's desire for an opportunity for Bry- 
ant's vindication. A. L. S. 1 p. 1852 

1840 Aug. 8 Robixsox, Tod. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [en route to] Austin, Texas. 
Introducing Charles E. Brame, and recommending him for promotion 
in the Army. A. L. S. 2 p. 1853 

18U0 Aug. 9 Greex, Tho[ma]s J. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [e7i route to] Austin. Texas. 
^^Universal surprize'' at J. \Y. Pitkin's expectation of the secretary- 
ship of the Treasury; Pitkin's business failures. A. L. S. 2 p. 1854 

1840 Aug. 9 Kerr, James. La Baca, [Texas.] To John H. Moore, 
La Grange, [Texas.] 
Call for assistance, in view of the burning of Linnville and the sur- 
rounding of Victoria by Indians. A. L. S. 1 p. 1855 

1840 Aug. 10 ^IcIxTOSH, Gco[rge] S. Paris, [France.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Requesting the prompt transmittal of his commission as charge; the 
importance of vesting powers in himself or another to treat with other 
powers on tlie Continent for recognition; Belgium's readiness to treat; 
poor prospects for recognition in England; ''O'Connell and his band 
of fanatics''; the recent Bonapartist hasco ; the King"s friendship for 
Texas; Burnley; Hamilton. A. L. S. 3 p. ^ 185G 

1S40 Aug.ll CiiTLDERS, G. Xashville. [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uona- 

parte] Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 

His own and others' wish to sottlt} witli tlu'ir faniilios near Little 

River Fort; their need of assurance of Government protection. A. 

U S. 1 p. 185: 






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iSJfO Aug. 12 McLelf.ax, Piufiis. ^NLatagorda, [Texas.] To ]\Iirabeaii 

B[iionaparte] Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 

Application for appointment as collector of the port of Linnville. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 1858 

IShO Aug. 13 Hixsox, Augustus P. Pioxbury, Massachusetts. To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte]' Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Application for a commission in the Texas Armv. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1859 

ISJtO Aug. IJf Gray, W. F. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Sending a saddle of Lamar's; Henderson's health and movements; 
the race for Congress; the health of the town. A. L. S. 2 p. 1860 

ISJfO Aug. 15 [La^^iae, Mirabeau Buonaparte.] Executive Department, 

Austin, [Texas.] To John P[ice] Jones, [Austin, Texas.] 

The impropjiety of the recent appointment of a chief clerk of the 

Postoffice Department ; the necessity of his immediate removal. A. Df . 

of James Webb. 1 p. " • 1861 

ISlfO Aug. 17 Tarpley, S. 0. [Linnville? Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Application for appointment as collector of the port of Linnville. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 1862 

ISJfO Aug. IS Andrews, J. D. Houston, [Texas.] To ;\Lirabeau 
[Buonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
The dissolution of the firm of League, Andrews, & Company; his 
own wish to engage in business for the Government in connection with 
his own; the Indian troubles at Texana and Linn's Lauding; Austin 
and Victoria; popular ideas regarding the defence of the frontier; the 
scarcity and depreciation of money; the congressional election; the sen- 
■atorship; personal messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 1863 

ISJfO Aug. IS Jones, Jo[h]n Eice. Postoffice Department, Austin, 
[Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Justification of his appointment of the late chief clerk of the Treas- 
urer as chief clerk of lie Postoffice Department; answering Lamar's 
letter of [Aug.] 15. A. L. S. 3 p. 1864 

ISJfO Aug. IS EvERiTT/S[tephen] H. Jaspc^r, [Texas.] To :\r[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Introducing G[eorgeJ W. Smyth. A. L. S. 1 p 1865 

IS',0 Aug. 20- [LA:\rAR, ^[irabeau Buonaparte.] Executive Department, 
Austin, [Texas.] To John P[ice] Jones, [Austin, Texas.] 
Reiterating his order for the dismissal of \W chief clerk; answering 
Jones's letter of [Aug.] IS. A. Df. of .James WYbb. 1 p. ' 1866 

ISJtO Aug. 20 Starr, Ja.[mc]s H. Nacogdoches, [Texas.] To A[[ira- 
beau] B[uonar)arte] Lanuir, Austin, [Texas.] ' 
The prevailing fever; his own resignation; crops; the election for 



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senator and representatives for the district; the question of removing th*/ 
seat of government. 'A. L. S. 2 p. - 1807 

ISJ^O Aug. 20 :\[exefee, J[ohnl S. Texana, [Texas.] To M[irabeaii] 
B[iionaparte] Lamar, Austin^ Texas. 
Application for appointment as collector of the nort of Lavaca. A. 
L. S. 1 p. ^ 18GS 

ISJ^O Aug. 21 McLeod, H[i-igh.] San Antonio, Texas. To M[irabeaii] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 
Requesting authority to allow the disbanded border guards to retain 
their arms as part pay. A. L, S. 2 p. 18G9 

18^0 Aug. 23 Sutherlaxd, George. Springhill, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Indorsing John S. Menefee or John Sutherland for collector of the 
port of Lavaca. A. L. S. 1 p. 18T0 

ISJ^a Aug. 25 Austin, W[illia]m T. Yelasco, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Indorsing Horatio X. AValcott for notary public of the port of Velasco, 
to succeed John Sharp, deceased. A. L. S. 1 p. 1871 

ISJ^O Aug. 27 Joxes, Jo[h]n Rice. Postoffice Department, Austin, 
[Texas.] 

Order to J. P. Barhydt for the payment of Garraty Grimes and High 
Smith for carrving mail between Austin and Houston. Copy. 1 p. 

See no. 1876. 1872 

ISJfO Aug. 2S [Lamar. Miraheau Bponaparte.] Executive Department, 
Austin, [Texas.] To John R[ice] Jones, [Austin, Texas.] 
Calling for Jones's resignation for disobedience of orders in the reten- 
tion of Johnson as chief clerk: Johnsons late ^^insolent paper traducing 
the motives of the President in removing him from his former situa- 
tion.'^ Df. 2 p. . 1873 

1840 Aug. 28 ^[cLeod, H[ugh.] Bexar. [Texas.] To M[irabcau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin. [Texas.] 
Van Xess; his own uncertainty in reference to entering the race [for 
Congress]: his political standing: Seguin's enmity: the Navarros an J 
Veramendis: indorsement of Roljert Patton for a lieutenancy of infan- 
try; the disposal of the Comanche women: the Federalists' capture and 
plunder of Laredo: the dismissal of the "worthless & complaining" 
Pitkin and Border Guards. A. L. S. 3 p. 1871 

18JfO Aug. 28 :\riT.LAKn. Henry. Beaumont, [Texas.] To ^NFiralieau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Apph'cation for appointment as commissarv of snl)sis{ence. A. L. "^. 
1 p. ■ . 1875 

18JfO Aug. 29 Smith. J[aines] VC. Austin. [Texas.] To :M[irah-au] 
B[uona])arte] Lamar, [Austin. Texas.] 
Rejx)rting the non-paynunt of [Jones's] draft upon tlie Treasury 



Papers of ^Iirabeai: Buo><,iPAKte Lamar 217 

[Ang. 27] for the payment of tlie mail carriers between Austin and 
Houston. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Apy>finded to no. 1872. 1876 

liSJfO Aug. 29 Joxes, Jo[h]n Eice. Postoffice Department, Austin, 

[Texas.] To ^Firabean B[uonaparte] Lamar, [An&tin, Texas.] 

Eef usal to resign : Johnson's paper ; the protest of Jones's draft for 

the payment of the mail carriers [Auir. 27] ; answering Lamar's letter 

of [Aug. 28.] A. L. S. 3 p. ^ 1877 

ISJiO Aug. 31 Starr. Ja[me]s H. :N'acogdoches, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Inclosincr his resignation; susrgestions regarding his successor. A. 
L. S. 2 p.^ 

"Private." 1878 

ISJfO Aug. 31 Starr, Ja[me]s H. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Resignation as secretary of the Treasury. K. L. S. 2 p. 1879 

ISJiO Aug. 31 Ltxx, Edward. Victoria, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austiu, [Texas.] 
Resignation as justice of the peace of Victoria County. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1880 

[ISJ^O Aug/q Texas Xaval Service. 

"Shipping articles" under which Captain George Wheelwright en- 
listed a crew for the bris: Wharton. Copy. 2 p. 

With no. 1900. ^ ^ 1881 

ISJfO Sept. 1 Eastlaxd. X. W. La Grange, [Texas.] To :\Iirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 
Requesting leave of absence to serve in the expedition against the 
Comanche Indians under the command of Colonel Moore. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1882 

ISJfO Sept. 2 JoxES. W[illia]m. Augusta, Georgia. To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, Texas. 
Inclosing a petition for land grants for himself and others and re- 
questing information regarding Texas. A. L. S. 1 p. 1883 

ISItO Sept. 2 JoxES, William, and others. [Augusta], Richmond 
County, Georgia. 

Petition to ^[irabcau B[unnaparte] Lamar. [Austin, Texas], praying 
for citizenship in Texas, and for land grants ^'iinder the bounty laws." 
D. S. 1 p. 

Apppnded to no. 1883. 1884 

ISJfO Sept. 3 Crkery. Jolm. I'altimoro, [Alary] and.] To ^[[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Eamar, Austin. [Texas.] 
Inquiry regarding tlie. fate of his son Joseph Creory, one of the Indc- 
pf'ndence prisoners, and later of the Texas Army. A. L. S. 4 p. 1885 



218 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

75^0 Sept. 9 King, John W[illia]m. Brandon, ^Mississippi. To ^-[[iia- 
beaii] B[nonaparte] Lamar, [Anstin, Texas.] 
Introducing his brother, tlie Eev. Thomas S. King. A. L. S. 1 p. 

188G 

ISJfO Sept. 10 Morgan, J[ames.] ^^ew Washington, [Texas.] To 

j\r[irabeau] B[nonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Inquiry regarding the receipt of the papers in reference to Swarr- 

wout's claim for advances for the Texas Xavy in Xew York in 183G. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 18Sr 

18JtO Sept. 12 Austin, W[illia]m T. Yelasco, Texas. To M[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 

Suggestions regarding negotiations in Havana for opening a direct 

trade with Cuba, with a view to securing recognition by Spain; Potter 

as an agent. L. S. 4 p. " 1888 

ISUO Sept. 13 Gayle, Alex[ander] T. [Houston, Texas.] 

Bill of lading for whiskey and other goods consigned to Lamar and 
Cooke by Gazley & Eobinson. D. S. 1 p. ^ 1889 

ISJtO- Sept. IJi- Gazley & Eobinson. Houston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Sending a bill of lading. L. S. 1 p. 
Appended to no. 1889. * 1890 

18ItO Sept. U Washington, Lewis M. H. Xashville, [Texas.] To 

M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Eequesting tlie return of manuscripts ; the bitter, unreasoning enmity 

against Lamar in ]S[ashville; the aspersions of Tavlor, of Mobile. A. 

L. S. 1 p. ' 1S91 

181'f} Sept. 15 Lirsco:v[B, Abncr S. Department of State, [Austin, 

Texas.] To L[ouis] P. Cooke, [Austin, Texas.] 

The President's directions for a war vessel to be ordered to A^era 

Cruz to convey despatches from the State Department to Treat under 

cover to Pakenham. Copy. 1 p. 1892 

ISJfO Sept. 16 Cooke. Louis P. Navv Department, Austin, [Texas.] 
To E[dwin] W. Moore, At Sea, [Galveston Bay? Texas.] 
Order to send to Vera Cruz the inclosed package directed to Eichard 
Pakenliam and to await Treat's reply thereto; O'Shaughnessy to succeed 
Po^tell in command of the Saii Jacinto, and to be relieved bv Tavlor. 
Copy. 1 p. "^ iS9:> 

ISJiO Sept. 17 PosTELL, W[illia]m Eoss. Austin, [Texas.] To Louis 
P. Cooke, [Austin, Texas.] 
Ecsignation as a lieutenant in the Xavy. Copy. 1 p. 1894 

]8J,(> Sept. 17 Cooke, Louis P. Xavv Department, Austin, [Texas.] 

To W[illiam] E[oss] Postell, [Austin, Texas.] 

Acceptance of his re^^ignation ; suggesting the policy of remaining in 

the 'Service until a full and fair investigation can be made; the recent 

"Court of Enquiry"'; the order for a court-martial. Copy. 1 p. 1895 



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Papers of ^[iilvbeau Buoxapakte La:\iai{ 219 

iSJiO Sept. 17 Leverixg, Jo[h]n. Eidimond, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[-uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Requesting the prompt presentation of his accounts against the estate 
I of the late Eohert Eden Handy and the firm of Lusk & Handy; and a 

copy or certificate of the bond or article Ijetween Lamar and Handy 
relative to the Strode land. A. L. S. 2 p. 189(3. 

iSJiO Sept. 19 Crawford & Shepherd. Galveston, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Suggesting as an act of justice the renomination of Cyrus Joy as 
consul at Philadelphia. L. S. 1 p. ^ "^ 1897 

18J^0 Sept. 21 Morton, John Y. Eichmond, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Scotfs proposal for a settlement of the "Stiff business/^ K. L. S. 
1 p. 1898 

ISJi-O Sept. 21 Love, James. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lam.ar, Austin, Texas. 
Lamar's health: settlements and expenditures for Lamar; whiskey 
forwarded through Gazley & Eobihson ; the defeat of the Houston party 
in Houston; Menard's intention to support Lamar; Gus and Jack Tomp- 
kins's attack upon Lawrence, the Recorder. A. L. S. 3 p. 1899 

1SJ{(> Sept. 22 Seeger, Augustus. Navy Department, Austin, [Texas.] 
To ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Inclosing a copy of the instructions of Commodore ^loore to Com- 
mander Wheelwright [June 20] and of the shipping articles imder 
which Wheehvrigiit recentlv shipped a crew in Galveston. A. L. S. 1 p. 

See no. 1881.^ " 1900 

ISJfO Sept. 23 Conner, James. Nq\v York, [Xew York.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Indorsinsf Charles Denman for appointment as lieutenant of marines. 
A. L. S. f p. 1901 

ISJfO Sept. 23 Platt, P. L. New York, [New York.] To :M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Indorsing Charles L. Denman for appointment as lieutenant of 
marines. A. L. S. 1 p. 1902 

ISJ^O Sept. 23 Weyant, M. New York, [New York.] To :\r[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, Texas. 
Indorsing Charles L. Denman for appointment as lieutenant of 
marines. A. L. S. 1 p. 1903 

IS.'ff) Srpf. 2U Den^^fax, Charles \i. New York, [New York.] To 
"^^[irab^'.•ul] B[uoiia]iarie] Lamar, Austin, Ttwas. • 

Application for appointment as lieutenant of marines. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1904 



220 Texas Libkary axd Historical Com:mission 

ISJ^O Sept. 27 Raxso.u, J[aines] B. Austin, [Texas.] ToM[irabeau| 
B[iionaparte] Lamar. [Austin, Texas.] 
Application for appointment as secretan^ of legation, preferably in 
France; plans for military service and for literary work. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1905 

J8W Sept. 29 BoRDEX, John P. General Land Office, Austin, [Texa>. ] 
To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Inclosing Major T. G. Western's account for translating titles an«l 
other land office documents, rejected by the Auditor. L. S. 1 p. 190a 

ISJ^O Sept. SO La^iar, G[aza\Tiiy] B. Alexandria, [D. C] To. M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
His loan to Lamar; suggestions regarding direct taxation in preftn-- 
ence to indirect taxation or a loan; family and personal news and sug- 
gestions. A. L. S. (carbon). 3 p. 190T 

ISJ^O Oct. 3 Eedd, Cha[rle]s A. Columbus, Georgia. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Repeating a former request for attention to the personal effects and 
the estate of the late William [D. Redd.] A. L. S. 2 p. 190S 

ISJfO Oct. Ji Raymond, Cha[rle]s H. Franklin, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Renewing application for appointment as district attorney to the 
Third Judicial District. A. L. S. 2 p. ^ 1909 

ISJfO Oct. 5 WiGHTMAX. E. R., and others. Matagorda, [Texas.] 

Petition to ^lirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas], praying 
the appointment of John Delap as judge of probate for Matagorda 
County to succeed Silas Dinsmore. Copy. 3 p. 1910 

ISJiO Oct. 5 Shackelford, Jack. Courtland, Alabama. To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin. Texas.] 
Introducing ^[aior John Bradley. A. L. S. 1 p. - 1911 

18ItO Oct. 5 GORDOX, Tho[ma]s G. Austin, Texas. To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Application for appointment as postmaster general to succeed Jone-. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 1912 

ISJ^iy Oct. 6 Levering. Jo[h]n. Riclimoiid, [Texas.] To ^[irabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 

Lamars claims a<:rairist the late firm of Lusk & Handy and the estate 

of [Kobert Eden] Handy ; answering Lamar's letter of [Sept.] 2-', 

inclosing mortgage and notes. A. L. S. 1 p. 1913 

1SJ,0 Orf. :\roirmN. Join, V. Richmon.l. [Texa^.] To M[irabcanl 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 
Rep<:'atin<j Judge Scott's ])roj)osal regarding the settlement of tbe 
fhiim of Stitf: answerini: Lamar's letter of Sept. 25. A. L. S. 1 p- 

1911 



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Papers of ^Miiubeau Buonaparte Lamar 221 

;.s.JO Oct. 9 Cooke, Louis P. Xavy Department, Austin, [Texas.] To 
[^[irabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 
Inclosing copies of the latest despatches to Commodore E. W. Moore. 
X. S. 1 p. 1915 

/5'/0 Oct. 9 Starr, .Ja[me]s H. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 

The death of K. -IT. Douglass and tlie consequent impossibility of his 
own return to Austin to help prepare the annual report of the Treasury 
Deparfment ; Eansom ; Tarrant ; Menef ee's refusal of the Treasury port- 
folio; the difficulty and expense of the expedition against the Indians; 
prophecy of Huston's failure; Hamilton; Dawson. A. L. S. 3 p. 

"Private." 1916 

iSIiO Oct. 11 Eldredge, Jos[eph] C. Houston, Texas. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Keport upon Lamar's nersonal business in Eichmond and Houston. 
A. L S. 1 p. ^ • 1917 

ISJiO Oct. 12 KoLB,AY[illia]m G. ]^ewman, Coweta County, Georgia. 
To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Requesting information and advice regarding Texas and emigration 
thither. A. L. S. 1 p. 1918 

IS.'iO Oct. 13 Rfid, John. District Court, Galveston County, Texas. 
Resignation as district attorney. Abstract. 1 p. 
Appended to no. 1921. ^ 1919 

ISJiO Oct. IJf EVERETTE, G[eorge.] Houston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Application for appointment as notary public of [Harris] County or 
to any other office. A. L. S. 1 p. " 1920 

lSJ,r> Oct. 16 :\rooRE. Charl6s. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte| Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 

Application for appointnu>nt a« district attorney for the First Judi- 
cial District: appending a certified copy [abstract] of the resignation of 
John ]{. Reid. A. L." S. 1 p. "^ 

See no. 1919. 1921 

T-^-'fO Oct. 16 Texas Cextixel. Austin, [Texas.] 

Figlit between Lind, the Shawnee Chief, and the Comnnches. A. Df. 
^f Lamar. 3 p. 

Synopsis. 1922 

IShOOrf. 19 HEvnr.itsoN-. W[i]lin]]n F[oimcr.] XncoLrdochcs. [Texas.] 
To ^[irai)eau ]^[uonn]i:n-to | Famai-. Austin, Texas. 
Thank-; for npp'.'iutni.'nt .i- [di>li'irt artorn<-\' of llic Fiflh Disirirf.] 
A. L. S. 2 p. ' 1923 

^<'^JfOOct.-20 Weuh. James. Austin, [Texas.] To :ir[irabeaul B[uoua- 
parte] Lamar, [.Vusiin, T<'.\;is.] 
H('(|m'sting a loan. A. X. S. 1 p. 1024 



222 Texas Library and Historical CoMi^rissiox 

ISJfO Oct, 21 :\rcLELf.AX, Rufus. :\[atagor(]a, [Texas.] To Mira].(;i',; 
B[nonapartc] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Inclosing a copy of a petition [Oct. 5] for the appointment of J<»]iii 
Delap as judge of probate for ^Tatagorda County. A. L. S. 1 p. irfj.") 

18.!i0 Oct. 21 :\rcLT:0D, [Hugli.] Camp at San :\rarcos Spring, [Texas.] 
To ^[irabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
The country about the Sprin,£^ ; rond-cutting; pbms for the selection of 
a site for the works; camp fare: health: inclosing Seguin's letter of 
resignation; the Avish of the people of Bexar for a writ of elecfion to 
enable them to elect tlieir senator in time for Congress; invitation to 
visit camp. A. L. S. 4 p. 192G 

mo Oct. 2.!f- Gray, AY[illiam] F[airfax.] Houston, [Texas.] T- 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Application for appointment as district attorney for the First Judi- 
cial District. A. L. S. 2 p. ^ 192r 

18J,(} Oct. 26 Hockley. [George W.] . Austin, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 
Declining an invitation to dinner. A? X. 1 p. 192S 

18Aa Oct. 26 Byrxe. William. Lamar, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Eesignation as notary public of [Refugio] County. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1929 

78J,0 Oct. 27 Taxkerst.ey. Benj[amin] A. Houston, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Application for appointment as district attorney of the [First] Judi- 
cial District. A. L. S. 1 p. ^ 1930 

J8Jf(} Oct. 21 ^[OORE, Charles. Galveston, [Texas.] To :\rirabonu 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
On his application for appointment as district attorney of the [Fii'.-t"] 
Judicial District [Oct. !(>.] A. L. S. 1 p. ^ ' 1931 

18^0 ^ov. 1 La:mar. ]\[irabeau B[uonaparte.] Executive Department. 
Austin, [Texas.] 

Annual messaiie to Congress. A. Df. 10 p. 

Presented to Congress Xov. 4: final form printed; House Jojirnal. V. 
Cong., 1 sess., p. 15-20. 1932 

ISJtO Nov. 2 BoPvDKX. John P. General Land Onice, Austin, [Tex;i>.] 
To Mirabeau B[ponaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Referring to Lamar the application of Tx}vi Jones and Edward ITidl 
for patents upon land on Galveston Island surveyed by virtue of laud 
scrip issued to "William Brvan Dec. 10, 1830. and by him assigned to 
Hall and Jones. L. ^. 1 [i. V.">">3 

ISJ^Q Xou. S RoRERTs. Saiii[ue]l A [Icxaiider.] Galveston, [Texas.] 
To ^[[irabeau] B[uonnparte] Lauuir, Austin, [Texas.] 
Indorsing Alexander P. Crittenden for appointment as district attor- 
^i;\v of tlieFirst Judicial District. A. L. S. 2 p. 



Papers of MipuVBeau Bloxaparte Lamar 223 

Including appended indorsement of Ja[me]s Love and A[l^)crt] Sid- 
ney Johnston. 1934 

iSJiO Xoi\ S Roberts, James F. ^.[obile. [Alabama.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, Texas. 
Eequest for advice re^ardins: the funding of a land claim against the 
Republic. A. L. S. 2 p. ^ " 1935 

ISIiO Xov. 9 PTocKLET, Geo[rgc] W. Austin, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Austin. Texas.] 
Relative to sending Lamar a Comanche boy. A. ^N". S. 1 p. 1936 

JSJfO Nov. 11 Parha:\l F. A. Chattanooga, Tennessee. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Introducing R. Henderson. A. L. S. 2 p. 1937 

18^0 Nov. 12 [Lamar, Mira]3eau Buonaparte.] Executive Department, 
Austin. [Texas.] 

Secret message to the Senate, transmitting letters from Bee and ex- 
tracts from Bee's secret agent in ]\[exico [A. S. Wright] ; Mexican de- 
signs to use Indians emisfratino; from Arkansas in the national wars. 
A. Df. 1 p. 

Final form printed: Senate Secret Journals, 185. 1938 

ISJfa Nov. IS Sims, W[illia]m. Columbus, Georgia. "To the Honor- 
able ]\[embers of the Electoral College of the United States of 
America.*^ 
Offerins^ himself as a candidate for the presidency; his platform. 

D. S. (bfoadside). 1939 

18ItO Nov. 17 BoRDF.x, John P. General Land Office, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Inclosing tbe account of John W. Smith for copying, and requesting 
an executive order for its audit. L. S. 1 p. 1940 

75//(> Nov. IS Greex. Tho[ma]s J. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonnparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Consrratulation upon restored health ; the ^lexican prize condemned 
by Judge Slielby; suggestion for a Senate resolution by Lamar's friends 
commend inc: ^loore for his defence of the national honor in her cap- 
ture; personal plans. A. L. S. 2 p. 1941 

tSJiO Nov. 19 EvAXS, ^hisgrnvc. Second Auditors Office, Austin, 
[Texas.] To !^[irabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
The misconduct of William Thonias Brannum as disbursing officer. 
A. L. S. 3 p. " 1942 

lS'(a Nov. 20 Shelby. A. B. TTon-^ton, [Toxa^.] To "\r[iia])eau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. .Vustin. T'exns. 
Introducing Cohnu-l Jolmson, ad interim district attorney, and in- 
dorsing him for permanent cippointment. A. L. S. 1 p. 1943 



224 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

[1840 Nov. 21] Savery, H. P. [Austin, Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[iionapartG] Lamar. [Austin, Texas.] 
His willingness to sell back to Lamar Caroline, a slave girl. A. X. S. 
1 p. 1944 

ISJ^O Nov. 23 SiocoMB, J. E. Austin, [Texas.] 

Contract for buildimx an addition to the smokehouse of Lamar, near 
College Hill. D. S. l^p. 

Witnessed by H[ugh] McLeod and William L. Cazneau. 1945 

ISkO Nov. 2Jf. Raguet, Condy. Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania,] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Indorsing Francis G. Smith for appointment as consul for Phila- 
delphia. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Including appended letter of C. C. Biddle (no. 1947). 1946 

18^0 Nov. 2Jf Biddle, Clement C. Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] To 
[Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 

Indorsing F. G. Smith for appointment as consul for Philadelphia. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

Appejifled to no. 1946. 194T 

18JfO Nov. SO- Mexard, M. B., and others. Austin, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Indorsing Thomas Johnson for ap|X)intment as district attorney of 
the First Judicial District. L. S. 2 p. 

Including appended letter of Kaufman (no. 1949). 194S 

J8JtO Dec. 1 Kaufman, David S. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Indorsing I'houuis Johnson for appointment as district attorn'ey for 
the [First Judicial District.] A. L. S. 1 t>. 

Appended to no. 194S. ^ 1949 

18IfO Dec. 2 Tod, Jo[h]n G. Austin. [Texas.] To :\[irabeau B[uonn- 
parte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
On his own rank and commission ; precedent in Moore's case. A. 
N. S. 1 p. ' 1930 

ISJtO Dec. 3 Hamilton, J[ames.] London, [England.] To :\[[in^'- 

bcau] B[uonaparto] Lamar. Austin, Ttjxas. 

Introducing Thomas Falconer, late editor of the Wesfniin^ter Revif i'- 

his own hope for Lamar's advocacv of imnu^diate ratification of I'n' 

mediation convention with luigland. L. S. '-? p. 19'»1 

ISJfO Dec. J^ :Mooue, Francis, Jr. Austin. [Texas.] 

Certificate rogardinGf the source of the "MiMuorial t<T tlie T'nited ">!< ^■■ 
can States,'' pu])lisluMl in ih.' Tr!t\</rnpi> (in<J Tr.i-/i.< Iti ,p\<lcr of Juni' ■>- 
1839, no. -207. \. D. S. I p. 19.v: 

ISJfO Dec. 6 ForvHKS. l^[ol)ert] M. Houston, .[Texas.] ToD[avid| >■ 
Kaufman, Austin, [Texas.] 



Papers of Mitlvbeau Buoxaparte La-Mar -^-^.-i 

Referring to Kaufman the inquiry of the purchaser of land in Ea-t- 
€rn Texas from R. D. W. Ward regarding the validity of AYard's title. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1953 

ISItO Bee. 10 McLeod, H[ugh], and J[acob] Sxivley. Austin. 
[Texas.] 

Certificate reirarding ]\[ajor "Mayfield's non-posse«sion of "the papers 
captured from Harris' wagon, near the Sabine, at the close of the Cam- 
paign, against the Cherokees in July 1839." D. S. 2 p. 

The body of the document in the hand of ^IcLeod. 1954 

18^0 Dec. IJf McLeod, H[ugh.] Austin, [Texas.] To John Baldwin, 
New Orleans, [Louisiana.] 
Introducing Lamar, going to New Orleans for his health. A. L. S. 
1 p. " 1955 

18W Dec, IJf. Lamar, Shelby W. Charleston, Coles County, Illinois. 
To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Requesting a loan to enable him to bring his family to settle in Texas. 
A. L. S. 3 p. ^ ' 195G 

lS!fO Dec. 15 Bell, P[eter] ITansborough. Austin, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Durhanrs [forwarded to] Hous- 
ton, [Texa.^.] 
Expression of personal regard and sympathy: hope for Lamar s safe 

return in improved health. A. L. S. 2 p. 1957 

ISJfO Dec. 20 Fowler, A. J. Clarksville, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Requesting- the oft'er of a reward for the apprehension of a murderer. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

"Duplicate"; notes of Lamar on cabinet appointments appeu<li(l. 

105S 

LUO Dec. 26 VTx^iocK. J. Shelbvville, Texas. To :\r[irabeau] B[uona- 
parte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Application for a contract to survey a ]tart of the Cherokee lands 
and for employment in the General Land (^tliee. A. L. S. 2 p 1959 

[IS'iO? La:n[ar. "\rirabeau Bucuiaparte. Houston. Texas.] 

Addre-s at a public dinner; defence of his administration. A. Df. 
of James Webl). 9 p. 19iJ0 

[c.lSJfO?] Campbell, R. C. Houston, Texas. To :\[[iral)eau] B[iiona- 
parte] Lamar. Austin. [Texas,] 
Requesrimi Lamar to rescind the saie and purchase of a house and 
lot in Houston. A. L. S. 2 p. 19.;1 

[c. ISJffi?^ BL(Ur, Anselm. [Coosawda. CefM-gia?] To M[iralu;ni! 
B[uona|>a'/te] La.mar. [Austin? Texas.] 
Introducing ^lajor J. P. Havnt's, millwright and liousc joiner. A. 
L. S. 1 p. ' ' 1 •"'•■• 



226 Texas Library axd Historical Com:mission 

[c. ISJiO? Roberts, Samuel Alexander. Austin? Texas.] 
"Memorandum" upon a proposed land law. A. D. 3 p. 1963 

[ C. ISiO?'] AXOXYMOUS. 

"Yucatan." 3 p. 19G4 

ISItl Jan. 10 Jacksox, Alden A. M. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte1 Lamar, [Independence? Texas.] 
The arrival and departure for Austin of A[rthur] Ikin with des- 
patches from General Hamilton and copies of the treaties negotiated 
by Hamilton with Great Britain; inclosing the London Journal of Com- 
merce containing articles on the late recognition; the death of Lamar^s 
brother, Jefferson J. Lamar; Lamar^s health. A. L. S. 2 p. 19G5 

ISJil Jan. IS Harris, Eli. Providence, Louisiana. To M[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

His own desire to settle in Texas; his claim upon the gratitude of the 

Republic for his services in Long'*s expedition; his printing press; his 

authorship of the Texas star and flag. 'a. L. S. 4 p. 19G6 

ISJ^l Jan. 18 Webb, James. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uona- 

parte] Lamar. At Dr. Hoxie's. Independence, [Texas.] 

Lamar's health; Dr. Herbert's plans; rumors of a Mexican invasion; 

reorganization of the departments; the emptiness of the Treasury. A. 

L. S. 2 p. 1967 

ISU Jan. 26 Roberts, Sam[ue]l A[lexander.] Galveston, [Texas.] 

To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Independence, Texas.] 

Contradictory reports regarding Lamar's health and movements; tlie 

sheriiFs lew upon a lot of Lamar's to satisfv a judgment against Lamar 

and Huntington last term. A. L. S. 2 p. ' ' ' ^ 196S 

ISJil Frh. IJf. Hamiltox, J[ames.] Paris, [France.] To the Editor 
of the Xew York Herald, [Xew York]. 

Announcing the conclusion of a contract with Laffitte & Company for 
the Texas loan. Printed. 

In: New Orleans Bee [1841, Apr. 7] ; with no. 1993. 1969 

ISJfl Feb. 16 [La:\[ar, ]\Iirabeau Buonaparte. Independence? Texas.] 
"Introduction" to his history of Texas. Copy. 2 p. 1970 

JSJfl Feb. 21 Blrxley, A[lbert] T. Houston, [Texas.] To 'M\\x:\- 

beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Dr. Hoxie's, [Inde])ondence, Texas.] 

Inclosins: a letter to Burnet: Lamar's health and movements. A. 

L. S. 1 p.^ 1071 

llSJfl Feb. La:s[Ar. :\rirabeau Buonaparte. Austin, Texas.] To tlio 
People of S^anta Vr. X''\v Mixioo. 

I'rging <hem to ackn.owli-dge the jurisdiction of Texas. A. Df. 36 p. 

S])anisli translation, dated Feb., LS40; another copy in no. 2416; a 
tliird copy is dated 'Munio 5 de 1851." " 1972 



Papers of Mir-\beau Buoxaparte Lazniar 227 

iSJfl Mar. J/- Cazxeau. William L. Austin^ [Texas.] To Mirabeaa 
B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Tiecomxmending for executive clemencv three enlisted men convicted of 
*!(->ertion. A. L. S. 1 p. " 197S 

JSJfl Mar. S Cooke, Tr[illia]m G., and others. Austin, [Texas.] To 
^lirabcau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Congratulations upon his restoration to health and his resumption of 
his ofticial duties; indorsement of his frontier policy; the action of Con- 
:rrcss; tender of a public dinner. L. S. 4 p. 
^ In the hand of Hugh McLeod. 1974 

ISJfl Mar. 9 Ikix, Arthur. Galveston, [Texas.] To ;M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Eegret at not seeing Lamar: Burnley; Lamar^s health. A. L. S. 2 p^ 

1975 

ISJfl Mar. 9 Lamar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Austin, [Texas.] To 
William G. Cooke and others, [Austin, Texas.] 
Declining their invitation [Mar. 8] to a public dinner. A. Df. S. 
■i p. 1976 

ISJ^l Mar. 12 McKixxey, Thomas F. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Sending a letter of Love regarding Lamar's funds in Love's hands. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1977 

ISItl Mar. [13'\ [Masox, Joseph B. Bangor, ^Maine. To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar], Houston, [forwarded to] Austin, Texas. 
Inquirv regarding his brother, Samuel Watson Mason. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1978 

ISJfl Mar. IJf Yax Xess, C[ornelius.] San Antonio, [Texas.] To 
[^lirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Congratulation upon liis recovery and resumption of official duty; 
*'the destructive measures of the late Congress"; the appointment of 
Daingerfield to succeed Mcintosh; funds for the foreign missions; Burn- 
ley; invitation to visit San Antonio. A. L. S. 2 p. 1979 

ISJfl Mar. 17 Powel, T. J. :\rilam County, [Texas.] To :\r[irabeau] 
BTiionaparte] Lam.ar, Austin, Texas. 
Offering to raise a companv of volunteers for the Santa Fe expedition. 
A. L. S. 1 p. " 1980 

IS-'tl Mar. IS Wright, A. S. [Xew] Orleans, [Louisiana.] To [James 
S. :\rayfield? Austin. Texas.] 

Conditions in ^lexico; tlie im])rolnibility of a ^Fexican invasion of 
Texas: a charge against Mousron current in ^[exico of bribery in con- 
nection with Santa Anna's release. Copy. G }>. 

Including appended Cfrtification of S. A. l^)l)ert^, acting Secretary 
of State. 1981 



228 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

lS.!fl Mar. 22 :\rcKixxi.:Y & Williams. Galveston, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeaii B[iionaparte] Lainar or James Webb, Austin, Texas. 

Aeknowledginfr receipt of a letter of [^lar. 1.] inclosing money for 
the recover}' of I^amar's lot sold to satisfy a judgment against Lainar, 
Huntington, and Evans; appending a statement. A. L. S. of J. Temple 
PoswelL 2 p. 

Including statement. 1982 

IS.'il Mar. 2Jf Kendrtck. Harvey. Matagorda, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin. Texas. 
Protesting against the effort being made l)y the enemies of [George 
M.] CollinswoiTh to effect Ids removal from the collectorship of [Mata- 
gorda] and urging suspension of action until Collinsworth can be heard 
in his own defence. A. L. S. 3 p. 1983 

ISJfl Mar. 25 Fisher, Geo[rge.] Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Application for appointment as agent, commissioner, or interpreter to 
the Santa Fe expedition. A. L. S. 1 p. 198i 

ISJfl Mar. 25 Cleveland^ Jesse F. Decatur, Delvalb County, Georgia. 
To [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 

Request for information regarding the mode and the expense of secur- 
ing a land claim purchased from John 0. Allen. A. L, S. 2 p. 

Allen's military record appended. 1985 

ISJfl Mar. 27 Apple^ian. John. Xavy Yard, Galveston, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Requesting retentiou in the naval service; his career; Moore's preju- 
dice against him. A. L, S. 2 p. 198G 

ISJfl Mar. 27 B[ee], B[arnard] E. Washington, [D. C] To tlie 
Editor of the Xeu' Orleans Bee, [Xew Orleans, Louisiana.] 
Announcing Hamilton's negotiation of the Texas loan. Printed. 
In: [New Orleans Bee, 1841, Apr. 1] ; with no. 1993. 1987 

ISJil Apr. 3 Sparks, William H. Assumption, Louisiana. To M[ira- 
beau] B[uona|,^arre] Lamar, [Austin. Texas.] 
Introducing 1*. Beck, lialf-brothei" of Captain Benjamin F. Cage, de- 
ceased. A. L. S. 2 p. ' ^' 1988 

ISJfl Apr. 5 Bell, W[illia]in. South Shaftsburv, Vermont. To 'M\"u-\- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lanuir, Houston [/'. e. Austin. Texas.] 
Inquirv regarding his son, William \\\ Bell; Bell's purchase of a 
printing: press from Lamar in Richmond; his sale to Callender. A. 
L. S. 2 p. 19>9 I 

r^'fl Apr. G FisiiLR. Cr..[rgr.l llou:^i(UL [Texas.] To ^Mfirabeanl | 

B[uona})art(' I Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 
Olfering to undertake a ])res* at Santa Fe under Government patioii- 
n.ue ''on the same terms as vou pro])Ose(l to me last vear to go to San 
Antonio." A. L. S. 1 p. " ' '' 1990 



Papers of Miiubeau Buonaparte Lamar 229 

[tSJ,1 Apr. 7 Xt:\v Orlkaxs Bee.] 

''Important for Texas": the nesfotiation of the Texas loan in Paris; 
including a letter of Hamilton, Feb. l-l, and of Bee, Mar. 27. Clippin.ir. 

With no. 1993. 1991 

IS.'fl A pi'. 9 Webb. James. Houston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uona- 
parte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Hammeken; Potter: the popularity of the Administration "even in 
Houston" and of the Santa Fe expedition project : general attitude 
toward Bookers rej^ort : Hunt's zeal in electioneering for the vice- 
presidency, A. L. S. 1 p. ^ 1992 



JSJfJ Apr. 10 Jacksox, Alden A. ^E. Custom-house, Galveston, [Texas.] 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Inclosing a slip from the New Orleans Bee [Apr. T], announcing 
Hamilton's nes^otiation of the loan with Laffitte & Company, Paris. 
A. L. S. 1 p/ 

Clipping appended ; see nos. 19G8, 1987, 1991. 1993 

ISJil Apr. m Love, Ja[me]s. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, Texas. 
The negotiation of the loan by Hamilton in Paris ; Bnrnley ; Hamil- 
ton's movements. A. L. S. 1 p. 1994 

ISJtl Apr. 12 Egberts, W[illis.] Giilveston, [Texas.] To M[irabean] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 
Congratulations upon recovery of health and resumption of official 
duties; a request to perfect Griffith's title to land purchased of Lamar 
on Copano Bay to ena])]e Poberts to recover the amount of Griffith's 
default as cashier of the Galveston Custom-house; his o^^TL wish for a 
diplomatic appointment for Alexander [Roberts] ; introducing: Captain 
Pillans. A. L. S. 2 p. ^ 1995 

lS.kl Apr. 13 Love, James. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, Texas. 
Urging the appointment of Burnley as minister to England; the fit- 
ness of ^\'atrous or Webb: the unjust abuse of Hamilton and Lamar; 
his own plan to accompany Hamilton to Austin: a change of public 
opinion in Lamar's favor ; general abuse of Burnet ; a characterization of 
Lamar's administration. A. L. S. 3 p. 199G 

ISJ^t Apr. IJ^ HA^riLTOX. J[ames.] Paris, [France.] To [David G.] 
Burnet, Austin, Texas. 
Difficulties preventing a direct governmental guarantee of the loan: 
contract with Laffitte ijv' C(unpanv: suggestions regarding a land system 
in Europe and jM-otection of the countrv assigned to immigrants: in- 
dorsem.ent of Ta^•lor for consul at Liverpool and llerckenrath at Am- 
>terdam. A. L. S. 3 p. 1997 

JSJ^l Apr. 1.'^ Cai'EX. Xalium. T^).-li)n. [Massadiusctts.] To Mira- 
beau [Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston, [Austin, T<'xa<. j 
Inqnirv regarding Texas, especially its educational institutions and 
its favor to literary and ^eientilie people. A. L. S. 1 p. 1998 



230 Texas Libilvry axd Historical Co:\r:\iissiON 

ISJil Apr. 17 Reid, John E. Hou?ton, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau Buona- 
parte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 
Indorsing Peter Gray for appointment as district attorney to succeed 
his deceased father. A. L. S. 1 p. "^ 1999 

ISJfl Apr. 11 GiBsox, F[enton] :\[. Galveston, [Texas.] To :^[[i^a- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Indorsing C{iar]es Moore for appointnient as district attorney for the 
[First Judicial District] to succeed W. F. Gray, deceased. A. L. S. 1 p. 

2000 

I8J1.I Ajrr. 19 Jacksox, Alden A. M. Custom-house, Galveston, Texas. 
To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 
Sending an official despatch of Hamilton, announcing the negotiation 
of the loan with Laffitte & Company, Paris.' A. L. S. 1 p. 2001 

ISJfl Apr. 19 Jacksox, Alden A. M. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Indorsing Charles Moore for appointment as district attorney of the 
[First] Judicial District. A. L. S. 1 p. 2002 

JSJfl Ap\ 19 Moore, Charles. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Application for appointment as district attornev of the [First] Judi- 
cial District. A. L. S. 1 p. " 2003 

ISJft Apr. 19 Webb, James. Galveston, [Texas.] To E. S. Perkins, 
Houston, [Texas.] 
Promising aid in funding his money; the President's habit of non- 
interference with the heads of departments. A. L. S. 1 p. 2004: 

18U Apr. 20 Washixgtox, Lewis M. H. Nashville, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Congratulations upon recovery of health, resumption of official duties, 
and tokens of public appreciation; literary plans. A. L. S. 3 p. 200.") 

ISU Apr. 20 \Yatkous, J[ohn] C. Hou-^ton, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
The indorsement by the local bar of Peter W. Gray for appointment 
as district attornev for the [First] Judicial District. A. L. S. 1 p. 

200G 

ISJil Apr. 21 FoxTAiXE, E[d]w[ar]d. Gay Hill, Washington County, 
[Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Promising to go as secretary to the Santa Fe expedition on condition 
of Lamar's obtaining ^[rs. Fontaine's consent: Pansom; plans for a his- 
tory of Texas and for church work in Austin; local apatliy toward the 
Santa Fe expedition; secret opposition of Lamar's enemies. A. L. S. 
3 p. 2007 

1SJ^1 Apr. 2.2 Everitt, S[tophen] H. Galveston, [Texas.] To :\[[ira- 
beau] Bfiionaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Congratulations upon recovery of health; the success of Hamilton with 
th.e loan; indorsing Charles ^foore for apitointment as district attorney 



Papers of :Miilibeau BroxAPARTE Lamar 231 

of the [First] JiKlicial Di.-trict and William Seybold, of Jasper County, 
as district medical censor; personal news. A. L. S. 2 p. 200S 

ISJa Apr. S.2 Porter. AV[ilIialm X. DcKalb, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[nonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Thanks for an intended honor: Ellison's reasons for not returning 
with the troops. A. L. S. 2 p. ' 2009 

JSJ^l Ap\ 2Jf- Durst. Ja[me]s IT. Angelina, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 

His own unsuccessful efforts to raise a company for the Santa Fe 

expedition; Eansom : objections to ^EcLeod; fears aroused by Houston's 

friends. A. L. S. 1 p. 2010 

ISJfl Apr. 2 If. Shelby, A. B. Bastrop, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Indorsing Peter W. Gray for appointment as district attorney for the 
First Judicial District. A. L. S, 1 p. " 2011 

ISJil Apr. 2Jf L-VMBE, Robert. Matagorda, Texas. To M[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Application for appointment as consul, preferably to Liverpool or 

Hull: his connection with Ikin's colony; his importation of improved 

live stock; his family connections; his plans. A. L. S. 3 p. 2012 

ISJfl [Api.?] 30 SiRVEXT DE Caloxgo, Ignacio. San Antonio de 
Bejar. [Texas.] To [^lirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 

Application for an appointment on the Santa Fe expedition. A. 
L. S. 1 p. 

Spanish. 2013 

llSJ^l Apr.?l^ :\[cLeod. H[ugh.] The Grove, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Requesting a letter to Cooke, authorizing him to raise a force and 
draw upon the Treasury for the necessary outfit. A. N. S. 1 p. 2014 

ISJ^l May 4- Wright, A. S. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To Mirabeau 

B[uonaparte] 'Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

The possibilitv of the acquisition bv Texas of California and of the 

Russian holdings on tlie Pacific coast : a warning to Judge Webb in 

view of his intended ^lexican mission. A. L. S. 2 p. 2015 

ISJil May 4 Webb. James. Houston, [Texas.] To [^[irabeau Buona- 
parte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 
His delay and its causes: a request for an order to despatch a ship 
for his voyage to Vera Cruz, instoad of a schooner; prospects of success 
of the mission: tlie advisability of calling an extra session of Congress 
late in June: fajuilv phm-: Burnlev for tlie Ens^lish mission. A. 
L. S. 4 p. ' ■ ^ ' 2016 

ISJtl May 5 Pehkix.^. E. S. Houston. [Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Requesting Lamar's interpivMtion in favor ot the funding of some 



232 Texas Library axd Historical Commission 

monev for the writer; inclosing a letter of Webb [Apr. 19.] A. L. ^^. 
1 p. ' 20ir 

ISIfl [.1/avl ^ :\rAYFiELD, J [araesl S. Houston, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[iionaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Advising an early call for an extra session of Congress to consummate 
General Hamilton's treaties and the loan; Houston's opposition to the 
loan; his prospects for election; personal plans; letters from Bee con- 
taining favorable news regarding a treaty with the United States; 
Green's ineligibility for the English mission. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Dated Apr. 6; postmarked mV 6. 201S 

ISU Maj/ 6 Torrey, John F. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Eequesting payment for a pair of spectacles. A. L. S. 1 p. 2019 

ISJfl May 8 Saxdusky, W[illiam] H. Executive Department, Austin. 

[Texas.] To [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Application for appointment to a position away from Austin for a 

few months, e. g., on the expedition for surveying the Texas harbors. 

A. IN". S. 1 p. ' "^ 2020 

ISJil May 15 Seguix, John X.. and others. San Antonio de Bexar. 
[Texas. 1 To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [San Antonio, 
Texas.] ^ 
Invitation to a ball, at a date to be designated bv Lamar. L. S. 1 p. 

2021 

ISJ^l May 15 Starr, Ja[me]s H. Nacogdoches, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
heau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Confusion in the customs administration under the new law; explana- 
tion of a transaction connected with Saligny's refusal to reimburse a 
wagoner for counterfeit m.oney paid him bv Saligny; congratulations 
upon recovery of health, resumption of otTicial duty, and constantly 
increasing }X)pularitv; expressions of personal appreciation of kindness. 
A. L. S/4 p. ' 2022 

[ISJ^l^ May 17 Daixgert'TFLd, W[illia]m Henry. Xew Orleans, 
[Louisiana.] To ^[[iraboau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, 
[Texas.] 
His own readiness to depart for France when ordered; the Cuban 

trade; Foster for secretary of legation; reasons for not reporting in prr- 

son in Austin: conL^ratiilatinns upon the neirotiation of the loan. A. 

L. S. 3 p. ^ ^' 2023 

ISJfl May IS Xavarro. Joso Antonio. Bexnr. [Texas.] To ^Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lanuir, [San Antonio, Texas.] 

Sending his own corros]>ondcnee witli Stephen F. Austin; characteri- 
:^ation of Austin. A. L. S. 2 r>. 

Spanish. " 2021: 



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iS-il May IS ^[ORELAXD, Jos[eph.] Lumpkin, [Georgia.] To Mira- 
beau B[iionaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
A murder trial; family and personal news. A. L. S. 1 p. '^025 


ISJfl May 18 Xavarro,, J[ose] A[ntonio.] Bexar, [Texas.] 
Atrocities committed bv tlie Eoyalist Armv after the capture of Bexar, 

1813. A. D. S. 5 p. / 
Mutilated; incomplete. 2026 


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ISJfl May 18 Ha:miltox, James. London, [England.] To [J. G.] 
Chalmers, [Austin. Texas.] 

The completion of the contract with J. Laffitte & Co. for the Texas 1 
loan. Printed. 2 p. 

Including appended contract; in no. 20G8. 2027 



ISJ^l May 19 Dos well, J. Temple. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Sending a statement of business connected with the recovery of lot 
no. 1, Galveston Island, for Lamar. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Including appended statement; with no. 2035. 2028 

[ISJfl] May 22 LA:^[BE, Pvobert. Gonzales, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Submitting a colonization contract for approval. A. L. S. 4 p. 2029 

18}il May 2S AVatrous. John C. Houston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Aus^-in, [Texas.] 
Introducing the bearer. X. S. 1 p. 2030 

ISJil May 25 Mayfield. J[ames] S. Cincinnati, [Texas.] To ^Nfira- 
beau B[uonap,arte] Lajiiar, Austin, [Texas.] 
His own letter to ^IcTnto^h remonstrating further against Saligny 
and ur2^n2: his recall: Saliiniy and Houston^s futile movements; the 
wisdom of not calling an extra session; Rusk's loss of friends and caste; 
Green, Watrous, and the mission to England; prospects of the treaty 
with the United States: Bee's need of a coadjutor; personal plans. 
A. L. S. 2 p. ' ' 2031 

ISJtl May 26 Jack, P[atrick] C. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Application for leave of absence from tlie Sixtli Judicial District and 
for appointment as judi]:e of tlie first in case of a vacancv. A. Ij. S. 1 p. 

2032 

IHJ^I May 29 Potter. Peul)en ^[. San Antonio do Bexar, [Texas.] 
To M[irabeau] B[uona]^arte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Sending the proposed form of a proclamation to the ])('0ple of Santa 
Fe, in Spanish and En,uli-h : acknowledging tlie receipt of Lamar's 
letter of the 2.")th : hi> own iiiahilitv to come to Aii>tin; Power; Van 
Xess. A. L. S. 1 p. ' 2033 



2:34 TEX.4S Library and Historical Coimmission 

ISJil \Maii'] e.9 PiLLAxs. P. J. Galveston, [Texas.] To :^[[i^abcau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin^ [Texas.] 
Inquirv regardiii<r Lamar's intentions relative to diplomatic appoint- 
ments; bis own preference; the Roberts family. A. L. S. 2 p. 203 5 

ISJil 'Mail 30 DoswELL. J. Temple. Houston, [Texas.] To ]^[[ira- 
beaii] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Sendin^iT letters re,2:ardino- Lamar's Galveston lot sold at sheriff's sale 
and recovered. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Inclosnre, 2 p; see no. 2028. 2035 

[ISIil Maij?] Falcoxer. Tho[ma]s. [Austin, Texas.]- To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
The impossibility of taking the latitude and lono'itiide of Austin 
before the departure of the Santa Fe expedition. A. X. S. 1 p. 203G 

18Ji.l June 1 Barbey, Theodore. Paris, [France.] 

Circular soliciting trade for his commission houses in Havre and 
Paris. Broadside. 

With no. 20.50. . 2037 

ISJil June Jf Burleson, Edw[ar]d. Mount Pleasant, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Declining to accompany the Santa Fe expedition. A. L. S. 1 p. 203S 

ISJil June 5 Saxdusky, W[illia]m H. Galveston, [Texas.] To :\rira- 

beau B[uonapartc] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

The journey; his health; the coast survey; Webb: Saligny; Houston's 

and Burnet's political prospects; Gail Borden; Lamar's popularity in 

the coast country. A. L. S.' 1 p. 2039 

lSJ/1 June 5 Potter, Eeuben Isl. Bexar, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
A real estate investment desired by Lamar in San Antonio; the Santa 
F6 proclamation; Xavarro as commissioner; advice regarding arramio- 
ments for printing in Santa Fe; l\Iengle's wish to know if his services 
are required for en^Taving mottoes and devices upon the guns. A. 
L. S. 3 p. ^' 2040 

ISJfl June 6 Vax Xess, C[ornelius.] San Antonio, [Texas.] To 
[Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Introducing ^lorgan, a translator: his own plans. A. L. S. 1 p- 

20-11 

ISJfJ June 7 Pillaxs. P. J. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[ira])cau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin. [Texas.] 
Peiteratinir his inquiry reirarding Lamar's intentions regarding diplo- 
matic appointments. A. L. S. 2 p. 20 1'^' 

18J^1 June 7 ^fAYFicLi), J[amos] S. Xacogdoclics, [Texas.] To 
[Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 
Hi? own candidaf^v for Con<;rrss: the ucneral sentiment in favor of 



Papers of ^riiLS-BEAu Buoxaparte LA:\rAR 235 

a nank: Hamilton's plan; popular support of the Santa Fe expedition; 
the increasing popularity of Lamar^s administration; personal plans; 
Mrs. :\rayfield. A. L. S." 3 p. 2043 

IS'fl Jv.ne S Mills, Jo[hln T. Washington County, [Texas.] To ]\rira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar^ Austin, [Texas.] 
Indorsing William H. Ewing for appointment as chief justice of 
Washington County to succeed D. J. Toler. A. L. S. 1 p. 2044 

[ISU^ June 8 Egberts, [Samuel Alexander.] Austin, [Texas.] To 
[^^athaniel Amory, Washington, D. C] 

Tendering anpointment as secretarA^ of legation to England. Copv. 
1 p. ^ 

In no. 2062. 2045 

18^ June 9 Paldi, Ange. St. liouis, [Missouri.] To ^lirabeau 
[Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston [Austin, Texas.] 

Application for a captain's commission, preferably in the cavalry. 
A. L..S. 1 p. 

French. , 2046 

i8Jfl June 9 Childress, Geo[rge] C. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Application for a government appointment, preferably as secretary 
to the president ; the contest between Shelley and Johnson over the dis- 
trict judgeship. A. L. S. 3 p. " 2047 

ISJ^l June 10 Fraxklix, Benj[amin] C. Galveston, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Bequesting a printed copy of the journal of the Convention of March, 
1S36, with a transcript from the State Department files of the pro- 
ceedings from Mar. 14-17 inclusive. A. L. S. 1 p. 2048 

ISJfl June 10 AIcLkod, H[ugh.] Camp [near Austin, Texas.] To 
!M[iraljeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
His desire to have the arrears of salary paid to enable him to pay his 
debts before leaving; movement of troops. A. N". S. 2 p. 2049 

181^1 June 10 Barbey, Th[eodore.] Paris, [France.] To [Miral.eau 
Buonaparte Lamar. Austin. Texas.] 

His former letter of thanks for appointment as consul of Texas at 
Paris; suggestions regarding means of encouraging emigi-ation. direct 
trade with France, and the purchase of government supplies through his 
houses; requesting a co])y of the customs duties and regulations; inclos- 
ing a circular of June 1. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Inclosure, 1 ip; see no. 2037. 2050 

JSJil June 12 AR:NrsTROXc^ James. Jasper, [Texas.] To "^^[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] I>amar, Au^^tin, Texas. 
The cause and the remedy of hard times; imreasonable po{)ular ideas; 
**the Big ^[ingo'' [Houston] and "'P'sau"; Houston and Sublctt's con- 



236 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

nection with fraudulent land certificates; a request for the journal? of 
the last two sessions of Congress and for the publication in the SentituI 
of his speech against Houston [1839?] A. L. S. 3 p. " 2051 

ISJfl June 15 IzoD, James, and others. Austin, [Texas.] 

Invitation to a Masonic ball at the Capitol, on [June] 24. Broadside. 

205? 

ISIfl June 11 ^IcLeod, H[ngh.] Headquarters Santa Fe Pioneer?. 
Camp Caznean, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, 

. [Austin, Texas.] 

Acknowledging receipt of his brevet as brigadier- general. A. X. 8. 
1 p. 2053 

ISl^l June 21 Joy, Cyrus. Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Introducing :\[r. Porter. A. L. S. 2 p. 205-1 

1SJ^1 June 25 Baylor,. Pi[obert] E[mmet] B[ledsoe.] La Grange. 
[Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin. Texas. 
Urging executive clemency in the case of William R. Smith, a young 
man of Austin convicted of gambling. A. L. S. 2 p. 2055 

ISJ^l J line 21 Potter, Reuben ]\r. Bexar, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B["uonoparte] Lamar, Anstin, [Texas.] 
Application for a government appointment. A. L. S. 1 p. 205G 

181^1 June 29 Lipscomb, Abner S. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Advice in view of the refusal of the ^Eexican government to receive 

Webb; plans for a public meeting in Galveston. A. L. S. 3 p. 2057 

ISJfl June SO Austin, W[illia]m T. Yelasco, [Texas.] To M[ira- 

beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Anstin, [Texas.] 

Indorsing Peter ]\rcGrcal for appointment as collector of the port cf 

Yelasco to succeed the writer; rumors against Ambrose Crane, another 

applicant. A. L. S. 1 p. 2058' 

ISJfl June 30 Love*. James. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 

B[nonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Advice in view of the refu-al of the ^Eexican government to receive 

Webb; a public meeting called for [Julv 3]; ''for War and no Bank." 

A. L. S. 3 p. ^ " 2051' 

ISJfl June SO Bef, Barnard E. Washington, [D. C] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Anstin, [Texas.] 

The preference shown for himself over Laingerfudd for the appoint- 
ment [to the English mission |; suggestions regarding the concilinti'>n 
of Dninuerfield. A. T/. S. I p. 

"Confidential.'' ' 20(;" 

ISJ^l Juhj 2 Brown. R. R.' Yelasco. [Texas.] To :\[[iral)eau] B[uona- 
j>arte] Lamar, [.Vustin, Texas.] 
Indorsing [Peter] ]\reGre;il for appointment a? collector of Yela.-c<> ; 



Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar 237 

Houston's popularity and political prospects in the lower country. A. 
L. S. 1 p. " 2061 

iSJfl July 6 Amory, X[athanieL] Boston, [Massachusetts.] To Mira- 
beau B[iionaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 

Acknowledging receipt of a letter of Eoberts of June 8, tendering 
the appointment of secretary of legation to England; his preference to 
remain in the United States. A. L. S. 2 p. 

See no. 2045. 2062 

liSJfl Juhj IJf Roberts,. Sam[ue]l xV[lexander.] Austin, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Galveston, [Texas.] 
The chief -justiceship of Washington County; a dispute over a Mexi- 
can prisoner desired as a guide by the Santa Fe expedition; the sup- 
ju'cssion of the proposed publication in Teulon's extra of Houston's 
Gonzales letter: ^layfield; personal plans; the dismissal of charges 
against the postmaster: Houston's political prospects in the East and 
tlie Eed Eiver country; inclosing a certificate of Bryan. A. L. S. 4 p. 

2063 

lS.!fl July IJ, Roberts, Sam[ue]l A[lexander.] Austin, [Texas.] To 

M[*rabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Galveston, [Texas.] 

A previous letter to Lamar of [Julv 14] ; the capture of Dimitt and 

others [July] 4 : the authorization by the Cabinet of the calling out of 

t'le militia; warning to Yan Xess and ]^[orris. A. L. S. 3 p. - 2064 

[ISJ^l July U] Temple. P [aimer] Columluis. [Post Caddo, Texas.] 
To ^lirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 
Urgino- measures to clieck the '^deadly spirit of hostility" existing 
among the late immigrants. A. L. S. 2 p. 2065 

lS>a July U JoHXSTOX, Geo[rge] J. xViistin, [Texas.] To :\r[ira- 
beau] B[uonapa'rte] Lamar, Houston or Galveston, [Texas.] 
Application for appointment as collector of Yelasco. A. L. S. 1 p. 

2066 

[ISJ^l c. Juhj Ik^ Jackson-. Alden A. M. [Galveston, Texas.] To 
Ar[irabean] B[uonanarte] Lnmar, [Galveston, Texas.] 
Sending packaa'es and letter received l)v the last steamer from Xew 
Orleans. \. X. S. 1 p. ^ 2067 

\1^'^l^^ July 15 Texas Cextixel. Supplement. Austin. [Texas.] 
*'*Texian loan.'^ 
See no. 2027. . 2068 

l^^'il July JJ RoTU-RTS Sam[u(^]l A[lexamler.] Austin. [Texas.] To 
^[[irabeni! I l>[\i"napnrr(' | Lamar, Galveston [forwarded to] Aus- 
tin, [Texas.] 
Orders issued bv Archer looking to the rescue of Dimitt: Fontaine; 

^[orris's lialiitual intoxication: Dr. and ^frs. Chalmers's accident. A. 

^- S. :} p. 206!} 



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238 Texas Libiury and Historical Commission 

18Jil July 23 Blackhode, Tliomas. Brazoria, [Texas.] To M[ira- 

beau] B[iionaparte] Lamar, Galveston [forwarded to] Austin. 

[Texas.] 

William G-. Dryden's report of the willingness of the Governor ami 

inhabitants of Santa Fe to come under the jurisdiction of Texas: hi- 

letter to Lamar; the Comanche Indians. A. L. S. 1 p. 20^0 

ISJtl July 23 FoxTAiXE, E[d]w[ar]d. Austin, [Texas.] To Mfira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Galveston, Texas. 
A visit to Captain Swislier and Dr. Hoxie; Lamar's popularity in 
that region; the scarcity of money; candidates for Congress in Wash- 
ington [County]; Houston's and Burnet's prospects; Houston's decline 
in popularity since the publication of his Gonzales letter; the health of 
Austin; the accident of Dr. and Mrs. Chalmers at Waller's Creek. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 2071 

ISJfl July 2Jf Egberts, Sam[ue]l A[lexander.] Austin, [Texas.] To | 

M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] J 

Morris's reformation. A. L. S. 2 p. 20T'2 

1841 July 25 Guilbeau, C. H., ills. Bexar, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Eequesting the removal of the Lipan Indians, in view of their (\i>- 
orders and depredations in and about the city; Castro's vain promise-?. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Spanish. 2073 

18Jfl July 25 Hortox, A[lbert] C. Matagorda, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Intro<lucing Colonel H. S. Kenney. A. L. S. 1 p. 2071 

ISU July 28 Mayfield, J[ames] S. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
His candidacy for Congress; opposition of the Houston party; sup- 
port in '^Old Xacogdoches" ; his desire for an outline of Lamars polis-y 
in view of the doubt concerning the loan and the rejection of Webi): 
his formal resignation as secretary of state to be sent in soon; BurnetV 
gains; Houston's losses. A. L. S. 3 p. 2075 

1841 July 30 Erxst, Fr[itz.] Industry, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonapartc] Lamar. [Austin, Texas.] 
Eequesting the loan of some books; revoking his refusal of the ap- 
pointment as envoy to the Xetherlands. A. L. S. 3 p. 20Tt« 

1841 Auq. 8 Hall. Edward. Xew Orleans. [Louisiana.] To ]\[[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
AcknowledirinLT reeei])t of a draft; his own and Brvan's loss "in tlii- 
Carriage Business": contests with supjvorters of Sam Houston regardiivj 
acts of Lamar and Burnet's administration; hope for Burnet's election: 
Burnet's war message: tlie loan; the Santa Fe expedition. A. L. S. 2 p- 

207 7 



Papers of Miiubeau Buoxapakte Lamar 239 

iSJfl Av.rj. 11 Jacksox, Aklen A. M. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beaii 'B[uonaparte] Lamar, Galveston, [Texas.] 
His regret at fiiiling to see Lamar on the day of (leparture from Gal- 
veston; his late illness; the health of the Island; Xew Orleans prices 
current for Texas money and bonds; the loan. A. L. S. 2 p. 2078 

ISJil Aug. 15 Aubrey & Ivinxey. Corpus Christi, [Texas.] To 

^[[irabean] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Urging the placing of a body of men near the Xueces for the defence 

of the frontier from desperadoes; a rumor regarding a body of men 

preparing to come to Corpus Christi; a mustang. L. S. 2 p. 2079 

ISJtl Aug. IG EvERETTE, G[eorge.] Victoria, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 

Application for a government appointment; his reformed habits. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 2080 

ISItl Aug. 18 JoxEs, S. L. Corpus Christi, [Texas.] To M[irabeaul 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
The irresponsible and tvrannical conduct of the volunteers chilled out 
to defend the frontier: the unjust apprehension of Aubrey & Kinney 
and of many ^lexican traders; Archer's good intentions; Quinn'g false 
reports; Kiuney's proposed trip to ^latamoros; question as to Mexican 
policy. A. L. S. 5 p. 2081 

{ISJil Aug. 21] LiMOX. Samuel. Orange, Peoria County, Illinois. To 
[Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 
Inquiry regarding Texas, especially the granting of lands to immi- 
grants under the bounty law. A. L. S. 1 p. 2082 

mi Aug. 22 Bee. Barnard E. Washington, [D. C] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Inclosing a letter from Hamilton to the Secretary of State inclosing 
a communication of ]\rcIntosh to the French government; application for 
leave of absence to accompany Hamilton to Austin in Xovember; hope 
for the consummation of the Tnited States treaty; personal and family 
plans, news, and messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 2083 

ISU Ann. 22 Potter, Ecuben ^l. San Antonio, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 
His willingness to accept the eollectorship of Velasco; Austin's in- 
dorsement. A. L. S. 1 p. 2084 

l^H Aug. 22 :MAYrTET.D, J[ames] S. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To 
[^rirabcau Buonaparte Lamar. Austin, Texas.] 
His formal resignation ns cecretarv of state to go by the next mnil; 
lUirnefs chances in the county; tlio corlainty of liis own election: the 
neces^'itv of patriots' rallying to {\\v ro-cue of the country next session 
in the "event of Houston's election; personal plans; Lamar's health. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 2085 



240 Texas Library axd Historical Commission 

ISJtl Sept. Jf Jackson, Alden A. M. Galveston, [Texas.] To :\rir;i- 
beaii B[iioDaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Announcing the arrival of ]\[artin Francisco Peraza, envoy of Yucatan 
to Texas, with Donaciano Rejon. his secretary. A. L. S. 1 p. 20>h 

IS.ffl Sept. 9 Allen, J. 31. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeaiil 
B[iionaparte] Lainar, [Austin, Texas.] 
A request made of Lamar while in Galveston ; application for appoint- 
ment as consul to Xew York. A. L. S. 2 p. 20S7 

ISJil Sept. 9 Shelby, A. B. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau1 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
His own and Johnson's resifrnation as judge of the [first] judicial 
district; application for reappointment. A. L. S. 1 p, 20SS 

1841 Sept. 9 :\[egginson, Jos[eph] C. Galveston, [Texas.] To :\[[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Introducing ^E. M. Potter and indorsing Judge Shelby for district 

judge. A. L. S. 1 p. 20 



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ISJfl Sept. 11 Reid, John E. Houston, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau Buona- 
parte] Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 
Application for ad interim appointment as district judge of the [first | 
judicial district. A. L. S. 1 p. ' 2090 

181^1 Sept. IJf Settle, John A. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau! 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Sending a receipt and reporting on personal business of Lamars; ili ' 
health of Galveston; the elections'.' A. L. S. 2 p. 20^' 1 

1841 Sept. 16 Lee, Joseph, and others. Austin, [Texas.] 

Invitation to a partv at the Capitol on [Sept.] IT in honor of Marti "i 
Francisco Peraza and Donaciano G. Eejon, of Yucaton. Broadsiii •. 

2m;'-.' 

1841 Sept. IS Aubrey & Kinney. Panclio, Corpus Christi, [Tex;>.' 
To ]\[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Austin, Texas.] 
Kinney's [ ?] intention to go to ^[exico to try to etl'ect Diinin - 
release; the question of Judge Ferguson's eligibility as representative: 
indorsement of W. B. Goodman for appointment as chief justice • ■ 
[San Patricio] County. L. S. 2 p. 20:»;'. 

1841 Sept. IS Green, Tho[ma]s J[eirorson.] Austin, [Texas.] T- 
^[[irabeau] B[uonaparto] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Urging the appointment nl Dr. Arelicr as envoy to the United St;::^- 
Copy bv'^J. B. Ransom, 4 p. " * 2t':'; 

[1S41 (\ Sept. 2()- Ward. Thonuis Williajn. Austin, Texas.] 

RciX)rt of surveys of college, university, school and Indian lands. 1 



Pai'ers of Mikabeau Buonaparte Lamaii 241 

ISItl Sept. 20 Ward, Tho[ma]s W[illia]m. Genera] Land Office, Aus- 
tin, Texas. 'J'o Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Sending a synopsis of surveys of college, university, common school, 
and Indian lands; the failure of certain county surveyors to send in 
transcripts of their field notes of surveys of school lands. A. L. S. 2 p. 

2096 

[ISW] Sept. 22 Plumper, Jos[eph] E. [Copano Bay?] Texas. To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Eequesting the loan of six sixteen shooters for the protection of the 
Bay from robbers. A. L. S. 1 p. 2097 

ISJf-l Sept. 22 Lamar, [Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Austin, [Texas.] To 
Tho[ma]s Jefferson Green, [Austin, Texas.] 

Refusing to send Archer as envov to the United States; answering 
Green's letter of [Sept.] 18. Df. 20 p. 

Additions and corrections by Lamar. 2098 

ISl^l Sept. 2Jf. Greex, Tho[ma]s J[efferson], and B. F. Johxson. 

Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeaui B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, 

Texas.] 
Eeport upon the account of D. P. Barhydt for recording land titles 
in the General Land Office. L. S. 1 p. " 2099 

1841 Sept. 21 Shannox. James T., and others. Austin, Texas. To 
[Miraheau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Application for relief; their destitution; their work at the Arsenal. 
L. S. 2 p. ' 2100 

IShl Sept. 28 Greex, Tho[ma]s J[efferson.] Austin, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Answering Lamar's letter "of this date" [Sept. 22] in regard to the 

proposed appointment of Archer as envov to the United States. A. 
L. S. 8 p. 

Note l)y Lamar appended : ^Tliis letter was delivered to rue by m\ 
private Secty on 3rd Octr. 1S41." . '2101 

18Jil Oct. 7/ SekCxER. Aug[ustu?.] Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabcau] 
B[uonapartc| Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Application for a testimonial. A. L. S. 1 p. 2102 

IS'il Oct. 5 Kor.ERTS. Sam[ue]l A[lexander.] Department of State, 

Austin, I Texas.] To John G. Chalmers, [Treasury Department, 

Austin, Texas.] 

Kequesting an order for the auditing of ap])rovcd accounts of mail 

<?untraitors for tlie quarter ending Sept. ;30, LS-H, and the issuance of 

scrip for their |)ay : the exhaustion ot the inail-tran>i)iM tation appro- 

prinlion. A L. S." 2 p. 2103 

iS'fl Oct. 5 C'iiAi,N[i:i{<. John 0. Tn.'asury Dcpartniont. Austin, 
[Texas.] To Aliraboau B[nona]>art(' | Lamar, | An-tin, Texas.] 
Sending a requisition [Oct. T) ] of | Snnuiid A. Koberts] ; suggestions 
in view of the fluctuation of the currency. A. X. S. 1 p. 2U>i 



242 Tex-vs LibPc-vry axd Historical Commission 

ISJ^l Oct. 6 Hart. AVilliam. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] 

Proceedings and resolutions of a public meeting of [Oct.] 5, denounc- 
ing Houston and appointing a committee to draft an invitation to 
Lamar to visit Xacoo-dochcs. J) S. 3 p. 

Countersjg-ned l)v K. Parmelee, secretary. 2105 

[■ " 

ISJil Oct. 6 Hart, W[illia1m, and others. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, '[Austin, Texas.] 

Invitation to a public dinner on March 2 or April 21, [1842 or any 
other date fixed by Lamar. L. S. 3 p. 

Written by James H. Starr, one of the committee. 2106 

JSJfl Oct. 6 Starr, Ja[me]s H. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Introducing Charles S. Tavlor; a meeting [Oct. 5.] and an invitation 
to visit :N^acogdoches. A. L." S. 1 p. 2107 

ISJfl Oct. 6 Aubrey c^' Kixxey. Corpus Christi, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. Austin, [Texas.] 
Conditions in ^lexico; Dimitt; invitation to visit Corpus Christi; 
quoting a letter from Pieynosa, ]\[exico. L. S. 1 p. 2108 

ISJfl Oct. 6 See Errata and Addenda, p. 317. 2109 

ISJfl Oct. 7 Cpiixx, E. Holmes. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
Application for appointment as chief justice of Brazoria Countv. 
A. L. S. 1- p. 2110 

ISJfl Oct. 12 Foxtaixe, E[d]\v[ar]d. Austin, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Resignation as private secretary. A. N. S. 1 p. 2111 

ISJil Oct. IS Saxdusky,. "\V[illia]m H. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
A request for a copy of The parting kiss; the scarcity of money; the 
Xavv ; the recovery of stolen Custom-house funds ; the health of the 
town. A. L. S. 1 p. 2112 

JSJ^l Oct. IS Beisel, Fred[eric]k F., and others. Harrisburg, Penn- 
sylvania. 
Petition to [^lirabeau. Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas], praying 
for a company in the Army in Texas. D. S. 3 p. 2113 

ISJfl Oct. 20 Foxtaixe, E[d]w[nr]d. Gay Hill [Texas.] To :\rira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, [Texas.] 
The birth of [Lamar Fontaine]; the Indepimdence camp meeting; 
Lamar's slaves: personal news and plnns. A. Tv. S. 3 p. 2114 

ISJa Oct. SO WooDiiorsE. ^L P.. and others. Austin, [Texas.] 

IV'tition to [^riralieau Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas], praying 
for a fair adjustment of their salaries as department clerks. D. S. 3 p. 
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Papers of ^[irabeau Buoxaparte La:n[ar 243 

■;s;y Xoi\ 3 Lamar, ^[irnbcau Buonaparte. Austin, Texas.] 

Part of the annual message to Congress, regarding tlie capture of 
I»iniitt and the consequent orders of the Secretarv of War. A. Of. 2 p. 

2116 

:<Jfl Xov. 21 Bell. P[eter] Hansbrough. Alctoria, [Texas.] To 
Branch T[anner] Archer, [Austin, Texas.] 
Report upon the condition and needs of the frontier and the execu- 
tion of Archer's" orders. A, L. S. 4 p. 2117 

iSJf] Dec. 29 Gaillaed, Ann Alston. !N'ear Tallahassee, [Florida.] 
To Mirabeau [Buonaparte] Lamar, Houston [Austin], Texas. 
Introducing John McMullen. A, L. S. 1 p. 2118 

[ISl^l Dec] HiCrHs:\riTH, S., and others. [Bastrop County, Texas.] 
To [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 
Tendering him a public dinner and ball at Bastrop at a date to be 
designated by himself. D. S. 3 p. 2119 

[ISJfl? La:MxVr. Mirabeau Buonaparte. San Antonio de Bexar? 

Texas.] 

"Information derived from Judge [John. M.] Smith'' relative ta 

Smith's life, the governors of Coahuila and Texas, the outbreak of the 

Texas Revoliition in 1835 and the site of Bexar. A. Df. 5 p. 2120 

[c. 1841? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Austin? Texas.] 

Notes upon the "Line Dividing Texas and the United States." A. 
Df. 1 p. 2121 

[ISJfl?] Xavarro, Jose Antonio. San Antonio de Bexar? [Texas.] 
Autobiographical notes. A. Df. 4 p. 2122 

[iSJfl? LuVMAR, [Mirabeau Buonaparte. San Antonio de Bexar? 
Texas.] 

Xotes "Respecting the fight at Morelos & capture of Zapata." A. Df. 

2 p. 2123 

[ISJfl? K-iMAR. ^riral)cau Buonaparte. Austin? Texas.] 

!N'otes upon land certificates issued Xov. 4, lS37-Xov. 25, 1841. A. D. 
2 p. 2124 

1SJ,2 Feb. 23 Jack. W[illia]m H. Galveston, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Galveston, [Texas.] 

The substance of his own remarks in tlie House in the session of 1839- 
40. on a resolution callinsx upon Lamar for a statement regarding his 
authoritv for appointimr David G. Burnet ad interim secretarv of state. 
A. L. s: 2 p. 

Mntilntcd. 21,25 

1SJ,2 Frh. 23 Lamar. ^firabcMiu B[uonn]ntrte.] Galveston, [Texas.] 
To James Webb, Austin, [Texas.] 
Requesting him to obtain a categ^^rical answer from Anson Jones re- 
garding liis alleged authorsbip ol' an anonymous article in the WerlAj/ 



244 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

Texian of [Jan.] 26 uro-ing Lamar's sacrifice to the Mexican Govlmh^ 
ment for the redemption of the Santa Fe prisoners. A, Df. S. Si*. 

21'i»; 

lSJi2 Feb. 27. Joxes, Anson. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mirabean 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 

Referring Lamar to General Hunt for information regarding Jones*- 

alleged authorship of an anonvmous article in the WceJcly Texian (>[ 

[Jan.] 26; answering Lamar's note of [Feb.] 26. A. K S. 2 p. 21-r; 

18J^2 Mar. 3 Mayfield, J[ames] S. Austin, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Galveston, [Texas.] 
Advice against permitting Hunt to draw him into a correspondence; 
ihe article signed "x^ristides'' ; the general belief in Jones's authorshi}* 
of the anonymous article in the Texian of [Jan.] 26; determination to 
call upon the editor for information; personal plans. A. L. S. 2 p. 

212S 

18Jf2 Mar. 3 Webb, James. Austin, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uoiia- 
parte] Lamar, Galveston, [Texas.] 
His former letters to Lamar; provision for the payment of Lamar? 
salary; personal business of Lamar s: advice against any notice of tlie 
anonymous article in the Texian of [Jan.] 26; its indignant reception; 
the absence of Jones in Columbia or Galveston; determination to aban- 
don the plan of calling upon the editor of the Texian for information; 
preparations to meet the rumored Mexican invasion; Whiting. A. L. S. 
3 p. 2120 

JSJf2 Apr. 12 Whiting, S[amuel.] Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabcanl 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Galveston. [Texas.] 
Requesting Lamar's aid to his candidacy for Congress; other candi- 
dates; the rascality of Houston, Burnet, and ^loore; determination t' 
keep Houston from removing the archives from Austin. A. L. S. 2 p. 

21 3' t 

[1 81^2'] Apr. 29 Hunt, ^Memucan. Galveston, [Texas.] To Alirabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston. Texas.] 

Inqnirv regardin.g Lamar's connection with the furnishing of inf*^!'- 

mation to the author of tiie article siaiied ^'Aristides" in the Austin- Ci''j 

Gazette of July 28, [1S41.] A. X. S. 1 p. 21:>1 

lSit2 Apr. 30 LxMAW. ^Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Galveston, [Texa.^. ! 
To ^[[emucan] Hunt, [Galveston. Texas.] 
His own ianorance of the article signed "Aristides"; his willinirni'-^ 
to reply to a definite complaint and to bear the responsibility for an;- 
of his post utterances; an^werinir TLuit** note of [Apr. ;]0.] A. Hi". ^• 
1 p. ^^ 2i:v: 

IS',2 Apr. 30 Ht;NT. Aronuirnn. Galveston. [T^'xas.] To ^MiraluM '. 
B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 
Sending a copy oi" a paper containing the article signed '^^Aristide- : 
iinswering Lamar's note of [A])r. -'lO.] A. X. S. 1 p. 21'';» 






i 

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I 754.^ 3/ay ;? L^uiAR, Mirabean Bfiionaparte.] Galveston, [Texas.] To 

f Memiican Hunt, [Galveston, Texas.] 

I His own responsibility for two statements in the article signed "Aris- 

f tides''; answering Hunt's note of [Apr. 30.] A. Df. S. 3 p. 2134 

I ]SI^2 May 3 Hunt, ^NFemucan. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 

I B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Galveston, Texas.] 

I On the two statements in the article signed "Aristides^' acknowledged 

I by Lamar in his note of [:\Lay 2.] A, N. S. 11 p. 2135 

I 

I lSJt2 May 3 ;Mtltox, Jo[h]n.- Velasco, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 

I B[uonapartc] Lamar, Galveston, [Texas.] 

I Promising to be in Galveston to-morrow with Colonel Brown, bring- 

I ing "the gun and pistols'*; requesting "a postponement of afiairs^' until 

I their arrival; answering a letter of Lamar^s. A. L. S. 1 p. 2136 

I m2 May 3 Lipscomb, Abner S. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
I B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 

His own recollection of the beginning of the breach between Lamar 
and Hunt. A. N. S. 2 p. 2137 

lSJt2 May 4 [LA:\rAR^ ^lirabeau Buonaparte.] Galveston, [Texas.] To 
[Memucan] Hunt, [Galveston^ Texas.] 
Answering Hunt's note of [:May] 3. A. Df. 5 p. 2138 

1842 May 5 Eossicxol, Cha[rle]s. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 
His endeavors to deliver to Lam^ar a note from Hunt; a promise to 
deliver it at the first opportunity. A. N. S. 1 p. , 2139 

1i 1842 May 8 Hunt, ;Nremu(^an. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 
Challenge; Rossignol his second. N". S. 1 p. 2140 

1842 May 8 [Lamar, ^^Firabeau Buonaparte.] Galveston, Texas. To 
[Memucan] Hunt, [Galveston, Texas.] 

Acceptance of Hunt's challenge of [May 8] ; Brown his second. 

A. Df. 1 p. 2141 

{1842 May 6'] JonxsTON', A[lV)ert] Sidnev, and others. [Galveston, 
Texas.] 
Urging the su])mission of the difficulty between Lamar and Hunt to 
arbitration. Copy. 1 p. 2142 

[1842 May 9 ] ^r.\YFiEU). J[ames] .S., and Cha[rle]s Eossigxol. [Gal- 
veston, Texas.] 
Agreement, at the instance of A. S. Johnston and other friends of 
Lamar and Hunt, to submit their ditfieultv to arbitration. D. S. 2 p. 

2113 

1842 May 9 JoiixsTOX, Aflbort] Sidney, and others. [Galveston, 
Texas.] 

Award in the ca^e of the controvcrsv between Lanuir and Hunt. 

D. S. 1 D. 2144 






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246 Texas Library axd Historical Commission 

18Jt2 May 9 Mayfield, J[ames] S., and Cha[rle]s Eossigxol. r;,V 
veston, [Texas.] To ]\[irabeau B[iionaparte] Lamar and Memur. . 
Hunt, [Galveston, Texas.] 
Sending, witli indorsement, the award of [Johnston and others] ;:. 
the matter of the controversy between Lamar and Hunt. N. S. 1 .. 

21]':. 

J8Jf£ July 76' Davis, Tho[ma]s C and others. Phi Gamma Ha^'. 

Emory College, [Covingion, Georgia.] To Mirabeau B[iionapari. 

Lamar, Cohimbns, Georgia. 
Announcing his election to honorary membership in the Phi Gamni:'. 
Society, L. S. 1 p. '^ 21-1'; 



{1842? before Nov. 30 Potter, Reuben M. San Antonio? Texas.] 

"The Texian Hunter'' ; a song. A. Df . 1 p. 

Printed: Telegraph arid Texas Register, 1842, Nov. 30; Bolton an^l 
Barker, With the makers of Texas, p. 176-9. 214T 

18Jf2 Dec. 1 Lamar, M[irabeau] B[uonaparte.] Macon, Georgia. T<) 
[Thomas C. Davis and others, Covington, Georgia.] 
Accepting honorary membership in the Phi Gamma Society; answer- 
ing their letter of July [16.] Copy? 1 p. " 214S 

{18Jf2?] Anonymous. 

'TBrief View of the Bill abolishing the seventh judicial district, di^- 
granchising its judge, and transfer [r]ing the judge of the fourth to a 
distant section of the Republic.'' Copy? 9 p. 21-10 

18JfS Jan. £4 Houston, Sam. Washington, [Texas.] To [Williainl 
Bryan, Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] 

Order for dry goods, furniture, groceries, carriage, and wagon. F(Z/- 
simih of A. L. S. 4 p. 

Including appended list and note of T. J. Green; list dated Jan. 2'-. 
1843; Green's note, October, 1855. 2i:.'' 

18JfS May Jf Webb, James. Austin, [Texas.] To Mirabeau B[iioi!-'-- 
parte] Lamar, Galveston, [Texas.] 
Declining to run for the presidency as suggested in a letter of Lamar: 
his fear of Rusk's intention to run as the administration candidate; t 
bad condition of Austin and the western country generally; the ii'' 
work of the Western Advocate; holding the Archives: efforts for a w«-'- 
ern convention, as snggested ))y the Times. A. L. S. 3 p. 21 "'l 

181^3 June 15 Houston. Sam. Washington, [Texas.] 
Proclamation of an armistice with ^lexico. Printed. 
In no. 2203. 21. v? } 

JS'JfS Ji'nr. 17 Ti'TLON. George l\[n!g]it], nnrl others. Austin. [T^^'^-^ | 

To ^[[iraheau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. ln(lo]iendence. [Texas.] 
Communicating a resolution of the Travis County public meeting ■' 
Austin, [June] 15. tendering to Lanuir a public barbecue at Austin a.: 
a date to lie designated ])y him. L. S. 1 p. 2ir>^ 



Papers of Miiubeau Buoxapakte La:mar 247 

18IfS Juhj 6 Doyle, Percy W. Mexico, [Mexico.] To[Jose Maria de 
Bocanegi-a. Mexico. Mexico.] 

Sendins^ a copy of Houston's proclamation of armistice, [1843, June 
15.] Printed. 

In no. 2203. . 2154 

18JfS July 7 BocAXEORA, [Jose Maria de.] Mexico, [Mexico.] 

Circular, transmitting Doyle to Bocanegra (no. 2154), Houston's 

Proclamation (no. 2152), and Bocanegra to Doyle. Printed. 

In no. 2203. 2155 

lS.!fS Sept. 26 Hill, G. W. Washington, [Texas.] To G[eorge] W. 
Hockley and Samuel M. Williams, [Washington? Texas.] 

Instructions for their conduct as commissioners to treat with Mexican 
commissioners upon preliminary articles for an armistice. Printed. 

Including an appended draft of the proposed armistice;' appended to 
2171. 2156 

18JiS Moore, E[dwin] W. Galveston, [Texas.] 

"Statement of the :N'aval force of Texas 1843." A. D. S. 5 p. 2157 

ISJfS Nov. 15 Edmunds, P. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston? Texas.] 
Eecollections of a conversation with Lamar in [N'ew Orleans, in the 
summer of 1842, in regard to the difficulty between Lamar and Hunt, 
and to Hunt's authorship of the article signed "A'^ in the [Weekly 
Texian of Jan. 26, 1842.] A. L. S. 2 p. 2158 

18JfS Nov. 16 FoxTAiXE, E[d]w[ar]d. Pontotoc, [^Mississippi.] To 
^lirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Macon, Georgia [forwarded to] 
Galveston and Washing-ton, Texas. 

Condolence upon the death of [Rebecca Ann I^imar.] A. L. S. 4 p. 

Including a poem. 2159 

181^3 Dec. 22 Lamar, :\[[irabeau] B[uonaparte.] Galveston, [Texas.] 
To [James] Love, [Galveston, Texas.] 
On a note of Lamar's to League & Companv now in Doswell's hands. 
N. S. 2 p. "^ 2160 

\_18JiS? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 

Chronology of Texan History— " 1528-1839. A. Df. 12 p. , 2161 

[TSJiS LA:^rAR, ]\rirabcau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 

Indian fiehts at the Falls of the Brazos and vicinitv, 1838-9; the fort 
built at the Falls by the Mihim Guards. A. Df. 7 p'. 2162 

1SJ,J4 Jan. 27 La:^[ar. ^Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Washinu'ton, [Texas?] 
To [Joseph?] IJiddle, [Holly Sprin.u^-' ^^ris-i-ii-i'i M 
Answering an inquiry regarding the merchants accompanying the 

Santa Fe expedition; Buchanan. A. Df. S. 1 p. 2163 



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ISJtJi- Jan. 3f} Eratpi, G[eorge] B. ^Yashington, [Texas. — 

"Sketches on Milam and Eobertson County . . ." especially the 

Indian troubles. A. D. S. 13 p. 

Including 4 p. prefixed by Lamar. 2164 

ISJfJf Feh, 1 [Jones,- William E.] Washin.^on, [Texas.] To [:Mira- 
beau Buonaparte Lamar, Washington, Texas.] 
Account of WolPs raid upon San Antonio in September, 1842, and 
the capture of the writer and other citizens. A? Df. 5 p. 2165 

18U Feb. 3 Parker, J[amos?] W. Washington, [Texas.] To [Mira- 

beau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Washington, Texas.] \ 

Account of the capture of Parker's Fort, on the Sterling Fork of the 
K'avasot, by Indians, on ]\[ay 19, 1836; the death of Elder John Parker, 
a soldier of the American Revolution ; the capture of James W. Parkers 
daucrhters ; the rescue of all except Cynthia Ann ; Mrs. Plummer^s writ- 
ingj^ A. L. S. 2 p. 2166 

ISU Feh. -4 [BuRLESOX, Edward.] Washington, [Texas.] To Mfira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Washington, Texas.] 
Sketch of settlers found by Burleson upon the Colorado in 1830 above 
the old Bahia Eoad. A. Df. of Burleson and Lamar. 5 p. 2167 

18U Feh. U Doom, Randolph C. Congress Hall, Washington, [Texas.] 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Washington, Texas. 
IN'otes regarding early settlers of Jasper County. A. L. S. 2 p. 2168 

{ISU Feh. Cooke, Williom G. Washington, Texas.] 

Account of the capture of San Antonio by the Texans in 1835. A. ? 
Df. 7 p. 2161> 

{ISU Feh.-] Burleson, Edward. [Washington, Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Washington, Texas.] 
Autobiographical sketch. A. L. S. 2 p. 2170 

18U Maij 10 Texian Democrat Office. Houston, [Texas.] 

The instructions to Hockley and Williams for their mission to Mexico. 

Broadside. 

See no. 2156. 2171 

tSU Ang. 3 Austin, William T. Brazoria, [Texas.] To the Editor 
of — . 

Defending Cencval Burleson's conduct in remaining with the m:"iin 
army during the attack upon San Antonio in December, 1835. Copv. 
4p.^ ^ - 

In no. 2178, p. 29-3-3. 2172 

[ISU? after Sept. 1] Anonymous. 

Thoughts upon a national safety-fund system. Copy. 4 p. 2173 

ISJfJf Dec. Jf Kellogg. Harriet Elvira. 

Verses "To A. E. & Co. 'Dairuerrotvpo Takers' I ! !" A? D. S. 3 p. 

2174 



Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar 249 

: ■ :.;-r . Southern Eevtew. [Eichmand, Virginia.] 

IN'ferences to articles in the Southern Review, October, 1844, and 
i) rober, 1847, upon the annexation of Texas and the colonial policy of 
.^Min. Df. 1 p. 2175 

i ;v44] "Old Settler." 

Tu'o chapters on political quackery with especial reference to Sam 
Houston. A? D. 55 p. 

[Chapter 1] "Public domain/' p. 1-6: [2] "Seat of Government," 6-55. 

2176 

[.^<?in "Old Settler." To the Editor of —? 

Sending for publication two chapters on political quackery. A. L, S. 
1 p. 2177 

\f^.'f Austin, William T. Brazoria? Texas.] 

The Texas Revolution, especially the campaign resulting in the cap- 
ture of San Antonio in December, 1835. A. D. 34 p. 

Including copies of documents ; com.pare : Scarff's Comprehensive His- 
ioru, I, 536-60. 

See no. 238-9, 243, 246, 2172. . • 2178 

ISJfJf [Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond ? Texas.] 

"Information furnished bv Judsre Toler respecting: the oria^in of the 
War in 1834-1835— ]\ronclover and Saltillo— " A. Df. 8 p. ^ 2179 

[IS^J,^ Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 

Tbe fight of Captains Bird and Brookshire with Comanches near Fort 
Smith, on Little River, :\[ay '2G, 1839. A Df. 6 p. 2180 

JSJ^5 Jan. 6 Sawyer, Caroline. Xew York, [iSTew York.] 
"Stanzas to Gen. ]\[irabeau B. Lamar." A. D. S. 2 p. 
Printed: Lamar, Verse Memorials, p. 11-12. 2181 

JSJ^o Feb. 2 Boone, Hamilton R., Ann T. Stephens, and J. M. 

S[torms.] Baltimore. []\raryland.] To [Mirabeau Buonaparte 

Lamar, Washington. D. C.] 

''Triple letter"; the discomforts of railway travel; the conspiracy be- 

t'Vf-en the hotels and the railroads; hope of seeing Lamar in New 

Vork. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Headed: "Xotes from the Wayside. Chap 1." 2182 

■'*^^45 ^far. S Lamar, ^[irabeaii B[uonaparte.] Washington, [D. C] 
To Joseph L. Williams. [Washington? D. C.?] 
Answering an inquirv regarding the character and standing of Charles 
'Vatrous. A. Df. S. 1 p. ^ 2183 

^^-/o .1/)/-. 21 IIoLMKS, T^nac. ^facon. [Ceorgia.] To :M[irabeau] 

Bfuoiiaparte] Lamar. "Macon, Ceorgia. 
_ Invitation to the twentieth anniversary celebration of the ^lacon 
Vohmtcers at Camp Oglethorpe, on [Apr.] 23, A. L. S. 1 p. 2184 



050 ■ Texas Library and Historical Co:\oiission 

llSJ^5 June 12?'] Hoyt, Nathaniel. [Galveston? Texas.] 

Petition to the Comrress of Texas, praving a grant of land in pay- 
ment for liis naval and privateering services. D. S. 15 p. 

Appended certificates. June 12-14:, o p.; see nos. 2186-90. 218."; 

18J,5 June 12 Falvel. Luke A. Galveston, [Texas.] 

Certificate regarding Nathaniel Hoyt^s naval commission and hi? 

service on the Bratu>. m 1836. D. S. 1 p. 

Appended to no. 2185. 2186 

lSIf5 June 13 Hitchcock, L. M., and others. Galveston, [Texas.] 
Certificate regarding Nathaniel Hovt^s service on the Brutus in 183t'). 

D. S. 1 p. 

Appended to no. 2185. 2187 

1845 June [IS?] Carper, W[illia]m M. Galveston, [Texas.] 

Certificate regarding Nathaniel Hoyt's acceptance of a naval captain's 

commission in April, 1836. D. S. 1 p. 

Appended to no. 2185. 218S 

181^5 June 13 Delesdernie, Geo[rge] H. Galveston, [Texas.] 

Certificate regarding the loss of the naval commission of Captain 

Hoyt. D. S. 1 p. 

Appended J.0 no. 21%^. __ 2189 

18Ji5 June lit Allen, J. M. Galveston, [Texas.] 

Jurat, certifying the signature and swearing of the foregoing certifi- 
cates [June 12-13, regarding the commission and service of Xathani' i 
Hoyt.] D. S. 1 p. 

Seal of the Corporation of Galveston attached; appended to no. 218."). 

2190 

[18Ji5 Aug.?] Texas.. Annexation Convention. [Austin, Texas.] 

Petition to James K[nox] Polk, [Washington, D. C], praying ap- 
pointments in the United States Xavv for the Texan naval officers. 
A. Df. of Lamar. 3 p. ' 2191 

18Ji5 Sept. 30 Webb, James. La Grange, [Texas.] To Miraboau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Galveston. Texas. 
Requesting Lamar's influence in aid of his candidacy for appointment 
as United States district judge: Lamar and Rusk's candidacy for tlio 
L^nited States Senate; a letter to ]\[oore remonstrating in tlie name 
of the West against his opposition to Lamar; personal and familv new-. 
A. L. S. 5 p. ^ 219-.^ 

ISJiS Oct. 17 L-niAR. ^{[iraheau] r>ruonaparte.] Galveston, Te^-n-^ 
To JaTnes I\[nox] Polk, Washington. F). C. 
Rf^conuncnding the a])pointmont of James Wehh as United Stat' ■• 
district judge, Hui:h ^IcLeod to command a new i-egiment in case "i 
its formation in Texas. William L. Cazeneau as Laiited States marstia! 
for the first district of Texas, Captains :\rark B. Skerritt and Jam.- 



Papers of Miil\bi:-vu Buonaparte Lamar 251 

Sutton in the United States Army, Fairfax Gray in the Xavy, and 
A. C. Crawford as collector of the port of Galveston. Copy. 3 p. 2193 

lSIt5 Oct. 25 A>TONYMOus. 

"Captain Elliot/' Houston, Jones^ and Great Britain in relation to 
annexation. Newspaper clipping. 

With no. 2204. 2194 

[1545 f Oc^.f] Storms, J. M. [N'ew York, Xew York.] To [Mira- 

beau Buonaparte Lamar, Galveston? Texas.] 

Answering a letter of Lamar's; promise of indorsement of [Mc- 

Leod?]; the Washington Union; Calhoun: Polk; Wright; Houston; 

personal news and messages. A. L. S. 3 p. - 2195 

[18J^5 Oct.?] AxoNrMOus. 

"Africa"; the late insult to the flag on the African coast; the duty 
of the Government to Liberia. Xewspaper clipping. 

With no. 2204. 2196 

[18Ii5 Oct.?^^ Anonymous. 

"Texas"; congressional possibilities; Kaufman and his mission to the 
United States during the pendency of annexation, j^ewspaper clipping. 

With no. 2204. " 2197 

[18J^5 Od.?] Anonymous. 

Editorial upon reforms demanded by the people, and their revolt 
against "non-committalism." NewsjDaper clipping. 

With no. 2204. 2198 

181^5 Nov. lU Bee, H[amilton] P[rioleau.] Washington on the Brazos, 

[Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston? 

Texas.] 

On the location and survey of land scrip for Lamar in Nacogdoches 

County. A. L. S. 2 p. 2199 

ISJid Nov. 15 Anderson, Tho[ma]s P. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston, Texas.] 

Calling for a r^ply to Houston's claim to have originated the annexa- 
tion measure. Printed. 

In no. 2203. 2200 

18It5 Nov. 17 Citizens of Texas. Galveston, [Texas.] To ]\[irabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston? Texas.] 

Requesting information to enable them to identify the friends of 
annexation from the .beginning; "twelfth hour friends," especially Hous- 
ton, and their boasts. Df. 2 p. 

Incomplete. 2201 

1SJ^5 Nov. IS La^far, Arirabeau B[uonaparte.] Galveston, [Texas.] 
To [Thomas P. Anderson and others, Galveston, Texas.] 
Houston and annexation. Printed. 7 columns. 
Including n|'})endod documents; in no. 2203. 2202 



252 Texas Library axd Historical Com:mission 

1SJ^5 Nov. 22 The Galveston" News. [Galveston, Texas.] 

Containing: Anderson and others to Lamar (no. 2200), Lamar to 
Anderson and others [no. 2202), extract from Eobinson's propositions 
regarding- an armistice, Boeanegra's Circular (no. 2155), Doyle to Ro- 
canegra (no. 2154), and Houston's Proclamation (no. 2152). Printed. 
2 p. 

Incomplete. 2203 

[18Jt59 Dec. lO] S[torms], J. M. [Xew York, New York.] To 
M[irabcan] B[iionaparte] Lamar. Galveston, Texas. 

Sending "two «light articles on Houston" and "the two leaders which 
gave such umbra [ge to] ^Mr. Polk and the Union.'' A. L. S. 1 p. 

Four clippings inclosed; see nos. 2194, 2196-8. 2204 

[18Ji5 Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 

The atrocities practiced bv the Rovalists after the battle of Medina. 
A. Df. 2 p. ^ ^ ^^^^ 

[18I{5 Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 

"The first a[nd e]arlv Settlers on the Bay — San jacinto a[nd] Buf- 
falo Bayou." A. Df. 3*^ p. 

Headed: "Gathered from Mrs Hardin formerlv ^Irs Lynch — "; mu- 
tilated. '^ 2206 

[ISJiD? Hamilton, James. Charleston? South Carolina?] 

Open letter to the self-styled "Fidus Achates of the Eepnblic of 
Texas/' examining the basis of the claim. A. D. 2 p. 2207 



[i5.^.5? Lamar., },rirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 

"Red Eiver Settlement"; its earlv settlers and its growth in the decade 
following 1833. A. Df. 2 p. " 2208 ] 

ISJiG Jan. 21 Younger, A. Eobertson County, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. Galveston, Texas. 
His trespass upon Lamar's land ; his willingness to buv. A. L. S. 1 p. 

2209 

1846 Feb.. 13 Berrien, J [oh] n :N[acpherson. Washington, [D. C] To 
[Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Galveston? Texas.] 
His own indorsement of Judge AYebb; his personal and political rela- 
tions with the President. A. L. S. 1 p. 2210 

lSJf6 Ff^h. 10 EUSK. Tho[mals J. Nacogdoches, [Texas.] To :\r[ira- 

beau] B[uonaparte| Lamnr, Austin, Texas. 

His own late movements: his attitude toward the senatorial election: 

the Eed Eiver country and its improving conditions; its loyalty tn 

Lamar: inunig'ration. A. L. S. 2 p. 2211 

ISJ^fi Fd). 25 [La:mar. Mir;iboau Buonaparte.] Belle "Monte, [near 
Austin, Texas.] To Barnard F. Bee, [Jr., Austin? Texas.] 
Presenting a sword first worn !)y Lamar as commander of a corp-' 
taking part in the welcome of Lafavette to [Georgia.] A. Df. 2 p. 

2212 



Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar 253 

iSJfG 2Iar. 5 Burk, David. Xacogdoches, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 

B[iionaparte] Lamar, Galveston [forwarded to] Austin, Texas. 

Requesting indorsement for appointment as United States marshal 

for the district of Texas or for tiie eastern district in case of division. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 2213 

18Ji6 Mar. 13 WiLLiA:.rs. Samuel M. Galveston, [Texas.] "To the 
voters of the Second Congressional District of Texas." 
In support of his candidacy for Congress. Broadside. 2214 

ISJ^e Mar. 23 Webb, James. Washington, [D. C] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Austin, Texas.] 
Answering Lamar's letter of [Mar.] 1; the question of publishing 
some verses of Lamar's; his own candidacy, its motives and prospects; 
other candidates; the present status of the Oregon question; Lamar's 
views. A. L. S. 4 p. 2215 

[181^6 Mar. ^7] Storvis, J. M. [Xew York, Xew York.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Galveston [forwarded to] Austin, 
Texas. 
Disgust at the result of the late elections; the suffering of Texas in 
the United States and Europe from servile devotion to Houston; hope 
for ^IcLeod's election to the House; Green's prophecy of a new state in 
Western Texas; liis book; suggestion for a plan of opposition, e. g. on 
the question of the admission of the Texan officers into the United 
States Xavy; the need of a one-volume history of Texas; her own inten- 
tion to undertake it if Lamar will not; Mrs. Holley's plan; her Austin 
connection; personal messages. A. It. S. 2 p. 2216 

18Ji6 Apr. 5 Starr. Ja[me]s H. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Suggestion for Lamar's attention to the framing of such a law for 
auditing the public debt to be assumed Ijy the General Government as 
will sh-ow distinctly the basis of each item; unjust charges against 
Lamar's administration by [Houston] ; his own and Husk's wish for 
Lamar's connection with the State government. A. L. S. 3 p. 2217 

1SJ,6 Apr. SO Texas Legislature. 

"An Act requiring the governor to notify chief justices of counties of 
the appointment of notaries j)ul)lic. and to have the same published in 
a newspa])er. Broadside. 

^\Uh no. 2379. ' 221S 

ISJiG M>ni 2 La>[ar. ^Nfirabeau Biuohaarte.] Austin, [Texas.] To 
J[ames] Pinckney nendei\-on, [Austin, Texas.] 
xVnplication for tlie pavniont of \ho. unpaid balance of his salarv as 
president ot Texas. A. Df. S. 1 p. 2210 

ISJfP) ^fnij IJ, Lamak. Cfa/.av.av! V>. llrc'iklvn. [NVw York.] To 

^[[iraboau] l)[uona|'a.i'le | I.aniar. r<»iut Label, Texas. 

His own <l(^.'ire iVir ^eeuritv for a loan to Lamar and for titles to his 

Texas lands; wv\\\> of sale; nv\\< lioin Tavlor; tbe declaration of war 

against Mexiro bv Congre^^. A. L. S. <ear!)on). 2 p 2-220 



254 Texlis Library and Historical Co:\imission 

lSJ^GJune.27 Duval, TThomas] H. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeaii] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Camargo? Mexico?] 
Inclosing a letter to John [C. Duval]; news of the Webb family: 
Charles [Webb's?] enlistment; the Judge^s prospects; Cady^s ran^rers 
ordered to San Antonio in view of an expected Mexican attack; 3Iexican 
troops reported concentrated at Laredo. A. L. S. 1 p. 22'2l 

18Jf6 Auf/. 13 Sibley. J[ohn.] Matamoros, [Mexico.] 

Statement regarding a mule in the possession of General McLeod. 
D. S. 1 p. ^ 22-22 

[1846] Aug. 31 Early, Frank S. Ca[margo? Mexico?] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. Camargo, [Mexico.] 
Eequestinsf a correct copv of the election returns of the regimental 
officers. A. X. S. 1 p. " 2223 

18J-t[6] Sept. 16 Calava, Gabriel. China, [Mexico.] 

Power of attorney to his servant Pedro Guajardo. A. D. S. 1 p. 
Receipt on reverse; see no. 2225. 2224 

181,6 Sept. 20 Guajar[do, Pedro,] Monterey, [Mexico.] 
Receipt to ^l. B. Lamar, division inspector of the Texas forces, for 

monev for corn furnished him in China. D. S. (mark). 1 p. 

Appended to no. 2224-. 2225 

181f6 Sept. 21^ Wood, George T. Hendquarters Second Regiment Texas 

^[ounted Volunteers, Camp before Monterey, Mexico. To J[ame5] 

Pinckney Henderson, [Camp before Monterey? Mexico.] 

Report of the conduct of the rei]:iment in the capture of Monterev, 

[Sept.] 23. D. S. 5 p. 

Written by Lamar. 222G 

{181te Sept. 21f?] Hays, John C. Headquarters First Regiment Texas 
Mounted Volunteer Riflemen, [Camp before Monterey, ^lexico.] 
To J[ame3] Pinckney Henderson, [Camp before Monterey? 
Mexico.] 
Report of the action of his regiment in the operations leading to the 

capitulation of ^fonterey. Copy. 3 p. 2227 

181,6 Oct. 7 Texas Mounted Volunteers. Camp near Monterey, ^Mex- 
ico. 
^[uster-roll of Lamar's company. D. S. of W. W. S. Bliss, Mirabi an 
B. Lamar, etc. 2 p. " 222S 

181f6 Oct. 16 Bliss, W[iniam] W[allace] S[mith.] Heodquartrr^ 

Army of Occupation, Camp near ^lontcrey, [^lexico.] To ^[[iia- 

beau] B[uoinaparte] Lamar. [Camp near ^lonterev, ^lexico.] { 

Orders from the commanding general to occupv Laredo with his com- • 

pnnv. A. ? D. S. 4 p. " ^ | 

Copy (extrnct). 1 p. in no. 2313, p. 2. 22-?!> ] 

18JfG Oct. 25 T>.vmar. IMirabeau B[u()naparte.] Camargo, [^[exito.] 

' To — Coffee, [Camargo? ]\rexico.] 

On the desired transfer of Private Hill to Lamar's companv. Copv ': 
3 p. " 2230 



Papers of ^Iirabeau Buonaparte Lamar 255 

•s]'i Xov. 7 LiKEXs, Tho[inals M. Camp ]\rartinario[? Mexico.] To 
[Mirabeaii Buonaparte Lamar, Laredo, Texas.] 
K'oporting insubordination of John Criswell. A. N". S. 1 p. 2231 

•^■6 Xov. 10 ]\[cLeod, H[norb.] Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeaU] 

B[iionaparte] Lamar, f Laredo. Texas.] 

Acknowledging receipt of a letter with inclosnres; Fisher's death; 

' ' election for Consfress ; his own reason for not running; the Caz[nean] 

•'.:nily. A. L. S. 1 p. ^ 2232 

:>''^ Nov. 12 Lamar. ^NFiraljeaii B[iionaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 
Andres ^Martines, [Laredo. Texas.] 
Order for all strangers arriving in town and in the vicinity to report 
• . the commandant, and for the translation into Spa'nish and the post- 
ing of this order. A. Df. S. 1 p. 2233 

l<!i6 Nov. 12 Marttxes, Andres. Laredo, [Texas.] To Mirabeaii 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Acknowledging receipt of Lamars order of [Nov. 12] ; the order to 
:- published W first feast day. X. S. 2 p. 2234 

l^liG Nov. 16 LA:\rAR, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 

[Forbes] Britton, Camargo, [Mexico.] 

Call for $200 from the subsistence fund, to replace the sum paid by 

T<ler of General Patterson to the captain of the Major Brown. A. 

Of. S. 1 p. 2235 

lS!t6 Nov. \_169^ Lamar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] 

To [George Archibald] AfcCall, [Camargo, Mexico.] 

Acknowledging receipt of orders regarding the movement of troops 

from Laredo to Camargo and the guarding of the steamer Major Brown; 

•uggestion for changes in orders. A. Df. S. 2 p. 2236 

^SI^G Nov. [10?] T^niAR, ^[irabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] 
To [George Archibald] ]\rcCall, [Camargo, Alexico.] 
With dr.a wing his suggestions for chancres in orders. A. Df. S. 1 p. 

2237 

''^^'/G Nov. 17 Teevixo, Afaria Antonia. Laredo, [Texas.] To Alira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Invitation to the funeral of her husband, Fernando de A^idaurre. 1 p. 

2238 

^^\6 Nov. 22 AriLLiAMS, Soth. Headquarters Second Division, Army 
of Occupation, Camargo. [^lexico.] To Alirabeau B[uonaparte] 
Lamar, Laredo, [Texas.] 
Acknowledging for tlie general commanding the receipt of Lamar's 

■''^cr of [Nov.] IG; tlie intent of the orders rcirardinir the Major Browji. 

A. L. S. 1 p. ^ 2239 



256 Texas Libuaky and Historical Commission 

18J^6 Nov. 26 Likens, Tho[ma]s M. Laredo Garrison, Texas. To 

F. Britton, Camargo, [Mexico.] 

Acknowledging receipt pf $300 ; the necessity of discounting the note>. 
Copy. 2 p. 

Including appended letter of Likens and certificates of J. M. Clav 
and John A. Veatch; see nos. 2241, 2242. 2240 

ISIfG Nov. 26-Dec. 25 Lamar, Miraheau B[uonaparte. Laredo, Texa>. | 
^^ . . A correspondence between Capn. Lamar and Lieut. Likin? 

on the subject of the removal and arrest of the latter." Copy bv Lamar. 

102 p. 

See nos. 2240. 2246-50, 2257-8, 2260, 2263-6, 2269-70, 2273-5, 227S-0, 

2282, 2285-6, 2288-96, 2298-9, 2302. 2241 

18Jf6 Nov. 21 Likens, Tho[ma]s M. Laredo Garrison, Texas. T.. 

G. H. Grossman, [Camargo, Mexico.] 

His own inability to attend the escort to Camargo; his arrears from 
lack of funds. Copy. 2 p. 

V^itli no. 2240. " 2242 

ISkQ Nov. 28 Howard, V[olney] E. San Antonio, [Texas.] To 

M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Laredo, [Texas.] 

Acknowledging receipt of a letter from Lamar; political conditions 

and prospects in the United States; the prospect of a new state in West 

Texas ; Lamar's military and political prospects. A. L. S. 3 p. 2243 

18Jt6 Nov. La:mar, ^Miraheau iB[uonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 
[G. H.] Grossman, Camargo, [Mexico.] 
Application for additional funds for his quartermaster. A. Df. S. 
1 p. 2244 

18Jf6 Dec. 1 Jones, G. H. San Antonio, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, Laredo, [Texas.] 

Application for appointment as sutler of Lamar's command. A. 

L. S. 1 p. , 2245 

18Ji6 Dec. 2 [Lamar, Mirabeau Buonapai-te.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 
Tho[ma]s ^M. Likens, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Calling for his accounts. Df. S. 1 p. 224C 

18.k6 Dec. [^] Lamar, ^firabeau l^[uonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 
Tho[ma]s ^l. Likens, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Notice of dismissal. A. Df. S. 1 p. •3-24T 

ISltG Dec. Jf LiKKXs. Tho[uia]s M. Laredo Garrison, Texas. To 

^[[irabeau] B[uonaparie] Lamar, [Laredi\ Texas.] 

Acknowledging receipt of the notice of liis di-nu>sal; his intention I ' 

demand a court-martial: Ww iinpossibility of making un montlil;' ''- 

turns without certain l'or;iLi-e aiul {>rovi>ion lolurn-. A. X. S. '2 p. "J".*;^ 

1SJ,G Dec. J/. Lamar, ]\[ir:iboau B[iiona])arte.] Uiredo, [Texas.] T"' 
T[homas] M. Likens, [Laredo', Texas.] . 
Notification of his arrest. A. Di. S. 1 p. 224'."> 



Papers OF ^IrraBEAU Buoxaparte Lamai, 257 

jSJ,0 Dec. Jf Lamar, ^lirabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo, Texas. To 
Tho[nia]s :\r. Likens, [Laredo/Texas.] 
Answer to the part of Likens's note of [Dec. 4] regarding the inade- 
^niacy of his data for monthly returns: his intention to notifv the quar- 
tormaster and comissarv at Camargo of Likens's arrest; correetion of a 
<late ia a former note [of Dec. 4.] A. Df. S. 3 p. 2250 

IS'iG Dec. Jf Lamar, Mirabeaii B[nonaparte.] Laredo. [Texas.] To 
[G. H.] Cro^sman. Carmargo, ^[exico. 
Reporting the arrest of Lieutenant Likens. A. Df. S. 2 p. 2251 

JSJfG Dec. 4 Pierce, G. W. Laredo, [Texas.] 

Statement regarding Lieutenant Likens's purchase of a patent scale 
rnd taking a false receipt therefor, from the deponent. A. D. S. 2 p. 

2252 

[hU6 Dec. J^] Yeatch, Jo[h]n A. [Laredo, Texas.] To [T.] Bell, 
[Laredo, Texas.] 

Requesting a statement regarding a gambling transaction between 
Bell and Likens. Copy bv Lamar. 1 p. 

Tn no. 2241, p. 88. " " 2253 

me Dec. Jf. Bell. T. Laredo, [Texas.] To Jo[h]n A. Yeatch, 

[Laredo, Texas.] 

Statement regarding a gambling transaction between himself and 

Lieutenant Likens, in which he received a government note from Likens. 

X. S, 1 p. ' " 2254 

ISJfS Dec. 5 Bee, ri[amilton] P[rioleau.] Camargo, [Mexico.] To 
[^[iral)eau Buonaparte Lamar. Laredo, Texas.] 
The progress of the vrar ; the result of the late elections in the United 
States. A.^ L. S. 2 p. 2255 

ISJff) Dec. 5 Lamar, ^[irabeau Buonaj)arte.] Laredo, Texas. To 
Tho[ma]s :\r. Likens, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Ordering him to stav in Laredo until otherwise directed. A. Df. 1 p. 

2256 
.IS'fO Dec. 6 Reed. Hugh. Laredo. [Texas.] 

Statement regarding his autliorized construction of a desk and feed- 
trough for Lieutenant Likens of pub-lie material and Likens's attempt 
t') hold them as private property. D. S. 2 p. 225T 

\l'SJ,n n.'c. GJ] WiLLfAMs, Wlilliaml H. [Laredo. Texas.] 

i^tatcnient rciiardijiir Lieuiriiaiit Likens's habitual gambling. D. S. 
1 |). "" " ' ^ 2258 

I'^JfC) fhc. n AxoNVMors.. Laredo. Texas. To John A. Y(>attb.. 
! L;indo. T'-V.iS. I 
Statement rega.rding his arrest in Cainargo. his escape, and Li^niien- 
iint fJkens's offer of arms to resist a second arrest. A. Df. of Lamar. 

1 i,. . 

liKoini)lett'. 2:.'59 



258 Tex-is Library axd Historical Comimission 

ISIfS Dec. 6 Clay, Echvin R. Laredo Garrison, [Texas.] 

Statement regarding Lieutenant Likens' s habitual gambling, his dis- 
respectful remarks regarding First Lieutenant Veatch, and his repre- 
sentation of his motive in acceptinsj the office of quartermaster. A. 
D. S. r? p. . ^ 2-2G0 

1S46 Dec. 6 AxoxYMors. Laredo, [Texas.] 

Statement regarding Lieutenant Likens's call upon the deponent to 
sign a paper of whose contents he was ignorant. A. Df. of Lamar, 2 p. 

22G1 

1SJ^6 Dec. 6 WiXFiELD, E. H. Camargo, Mexico. To Mirabeau B[uona- 
parte] Lamar, [Laredo], Texas. 
Sending some old Picaijiines; army movements and official transfers: 
a rumor of Santa Anna's intention to retake Monterey ; the result of the 
late congressional election in Texas; Captain Britton ; personal and 
family news and messages; his own application for appointment a? 
commissary. A. L. S. 3 p. . 2262 

lSJf6 Dec. 7 Sax ]\[iguel, Felipe. Laredo, [Texas.] 

Certificate regarding his employment to haul public stores, and his 
payment therefor by Lieutenant Likens. D. S. (mark). 1 p. 2263 

18Jf6 Dec. 7 Martixes, Andres. Laredo, [Texas.] 

Statement regarding his employment in hauling public stores and his 
sale of beef to the cornissary and Lieutenant Likens's attempt to take 
false receipts for the payment therefor. D. S. 3 p. 2264 

lSJf6 Dec. 7 HiCKEY, Jo[h]n B. Laredo, [Texas.] 

Statement regarding a conversation between himself and Lieutenant 
Likens in regard to the furnishinsr of corn to the company. A. D. S. 

1 p. 

Certificate of J. A. AYilkinson appended. 2265 

1SJ,6 Dec. 9 C40XZALES, Jose M[aria.] Laredo, [Texas.] 

Statement regarding his sale to Lieutenant Likens of a pair of stetl- 
yards, for which he received no pay. D. S. 1 p. 22 GG 

lSJf6 Dec. 9 Garcia Davii.a. Gregori[o.] Laredo, [Texas.] 

Statement regarding his sale of beef to Likens, and the amount re- 
ceived in payment. D. S. 1 p. 2267 

18J,6 Dec. 9 ICoward, Catherine E. [San Antonio? Texas.] To :\rira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lnniar. Laredo. [Texas.] 
Declining in behalf of her sick brother [J\. A. Howard?] the appoint- 
ment proffenMl him by Lamar. A. L. S. 1 p. 226S 

ISJfG Dec. 9 Likens, T1io[n.a]s :\r. On Board the Tnltcd States 
Steamer Major Broim, Laredo, Texas. To M[irabeau] B[uona- 
parte] Lamar, [T-arodo, Texas.] 
His own innocence; his unfair treatment; inquiry regarding the dis- 
posal of his case. A. L. S. 2 p. ' ^ - - ^^^^^ 



Papers of [Mirabeau Buoxap^lrte Lamar 259 

iSJtf') Dec. 9 LA:\rAR, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] liaredo, [Texas.] To 
Thorraajs :\r. Likens, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Answering Likens's letter of [Dec. 9.] A. Df. S. 2 p. 2270 

[ISJiG Dec, 9?] LiKExs. Tho[ma]s M. [Laredo, Texas.] To [J. M. 
Clay, Laredo, Texas.] 
Eeturning paper. A. X. S. 1 p. 2271 

18J^6 Dec. 9 Clay, J. :\L Laredo, Texas. To [Thomas ^l.'] Likens, 
[Laredo, Texas.] 
Sending paper to replace that returned by Likens; Likens's claim to 
paper and desk as his private property. A. N. S. 2 p. 2272 

ISJfS Dec. 10 Saltxas, Yictoriano. Laredo, [Texas.] 

Certificate regarding th.e sale of beef to Likens and the care of mules, 
and the payment therefor. D. S. (mark). 1 p. 2'?73 

JSJf6 Dec. 10 RoDRiGCEZ, Estevan. Laredo, [Texas.] 

Certificate regarding his sale of beef to Likens and his service as 
guide, and the payment therefor. D. S. (mark). 1 p. 2274 

ISIi-G Dec. 10 Sterltxg, ]\[ark. Laredo, Texas. 

Statement regarding a conversation between Likens and Yeatch re- 
gardinof the qualitv and the nrice of beef complained of by Yeatch. 
D. S. "3 p. " ' 2275 

18Ji6 Dec. 11 Yeatch, John A. Laredo, [Texas.] 

Certificate regarding the bad quality of beef furnished by Likens and 
his own complaints to Likens. D. S. 1 p. 

Appended to no. 2275. 2276 

181^6 Bee. 11 Parker, A. [Laredo. Texas.] 

Certificate regardiniz the bad qualitv of beef furnished by Likens. 
D. S. 1 p. ■ 

Appended to no. 2275. , 2277 

181^6 Dec. 12 Wilkixsox, J. A. Laredo, Texas. 

Statement regarding the purchases of beef by Likens for the Laredo 
garrison since their nrrival tlu^e, the prices paid, the mode of receipt- 
ing, and the quality. D. S. 3 p. 227S 

18h6 Dec. 12 Sterltxg, Mark. Laredo, [Texas.] 

Statement regarding the discrepancy between Likens's assertions rela- 
tive to the disposal of the public and pri\ate funds in his hands, and 
the amount in his posses'^ion after he took quarters on the boat [the 
Major nroicn]. J). S. 1 p. 2279 

18JfG Dec. 1 '-f. La^nfar. Ariraltoan B[uonar'arto.] Laredo Garrison, 
[Texas.] To [B. T.] 1^il.h>n, [Jr., Lnredo, Texas.] 

Calling for the delivery to Lieutenant Yeatch of money sent from 

Camargo for the garrison. .\. Df. S. 1 p. 22S0 



260 Texas Library axd Historical Commission 

ISJiG Dec. IJ,. TiLDEX, B. T.. Jr. [Steamer Major Broum, Laredo, 
Toxa^.] To [^rirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Laredo], Texas. 
Requesting authority to retain part of the funds sent to the garrison 
from Ciimargo. A. X. S. 3 p. 2'2Sl 

lS.!fG Dec. IJf LiKEXs. Tho[ma]? Isl. Laredo Garrison, Texas. To 

M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Laredo, Texas.] 

I^equesting the forwardinc: of accompanying documents to the proper 

officer at lieadquarters and the cailins^ of a court of inquiry to sit ujion 

his case. A. X. S. 1 p. " ^ 2?S2 

ISJjG Dec. IJf Lamar, ^[irabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas,] To 
Tho[ma]s M. Likens. [Laredo, Texas.] 
Answering Likens's notes of [Dec] 9 and [14.] A. Df. S. 16 p. 

2283 

ISJfS Dec. IJf Laredo, [Texas.] 

Census. D. S. of Andres ]\[artines. 29 p. 

Including appended list of municipal officers, 1766-1846; counter- 
signed by Tomas Flores: Spanish. 2284 

ISJfG Dec. 16 Sterltxg, Mark. Laredo, [Texas.] 

Certificate in regard to his exchange of treasury notes for T. ^\. 
Likens. D. S. 1 pT " 2285 

ISkG Dec. IG LiKEXS, inio[ma]s :\I. Laredo Garrison, Texas. To 
^[[ira])eau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Laredo, Texas. | 
His readiness to wait upon Lamar and render account. A. L. S. 2 p. 

22SG 

ISJ^G Dec. IS Ag[ui]lar, Francisco. Laredo, [Texas.] 

Statement rea'ardini^ his employment and payment by Lieutenant 
Likens. D. S. (markf. 1 p. ' " 2287 

IS'tG Dec. IS Sterlixg, :Mark. Laredo, [Texas.] To [John A.] 
Yeatch, [Laredo, Texas.] 

Answering Yeatch's inquirv regarding Likens's disposal of treasury 

notes. X. S. 1 p. ^ ^ ^ ^^^^-^ 

[iSJfG Dec. n,:] La^auar. :\r[irabeau] B[uonaparte. Laredo. Texas.] 
To T]io[ma]s ^s{. Likens. [Laredo, Texas.] 

His readiness to examine the papers '^presented . . . the other 

day." Df. 1 p. 2289 

ISJ^i; Dec. 10 Lamar. :\rirabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo. [Texas.] Tn 
Tho[ma]s ^[. Likens. [Laredo, Texas] 

Tnquirv re;rarding the dihts outstanding against the (luartenriaster 
dejiartnicnr. ('o[)V by Lamar. 1 p. 

In no. -J-.^U. ' ' 2-390 

IS',0 Drc. i'> Likens. T]i(^[ma]- 'W. Laredo, Texas. To [Mira'u'au 
Buonapart^l Laiuar. [Laredo. 'I'exa-. | 
Asking the u>e of the quarterma-ter's l)(>oks to make out the state- 



Papers of Mir^vbeau Bcoxaparte Lamar 261 

inent requested by Lamar of the outstanding debts of the quartermaster 
department. Copy by Lamar. 1 p. 

In- no. 2211. " '^ 2291 

ISJiO Dec. 19 Ltkexs, Tho[ma]s ls\. Laredo, Texas. To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] I^mar, [Laredo. Texas.] 
Statement of the debts outstanding against the quartermaster depart- 
ment. A. X. S= 1 p. " 2292 

lSlt6 Dec. 21 Garcia Davtla, Gregori[o?] Laredo, [Texas.] 

Statement in regard to his sale of beef to Likens and the payment 

therefor. Copy bv Lamar. 1 p. 

In no. 2241.^ ' 2293 

18Jt6 Dec. 2h Likexs, Tho[ma]s M. Laredo Garrison, Texas. To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Resignation as second lieutenant of the [Laredo guard.] A. N. S. 
1 p. ' 2294 

ISJ^C) Dec. 2Ji K\MAR. ^lirabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo Garrison, Texas. 
To Tho[ma]s M. Likens, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Accepting his resignation. A. Df. S. 1 p. 2295 

ISJiG Dec. 2Jf Lamar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 
[G. n.] Grossman, Camargo, [Mexico.] 
Reporting his acceptance of Likens- s resignation. Copy bv Lamar. 1 p. 
In no. 2241. " "^ " 2296 

lSJf6 Dec. 2!f [Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 
Zachary Taylor, [A^ictoria, Mexico.] 
His arrival at Teredo. Xov. 8: conditions at Laredo; public health; 
Indian depredations: dismissals; tlie case of Lieutenant Likens; rumor 
of the lieutenant-governor's refusal to surrender tlie governorship; a|>- 
plication for transfer to active service or for leave of absence to go to 
Washington, [D. C] Copy? 8 p. 2297 

lS.!f6 Dec. 2.!f Sterlixg. Miwk. Laredo, [Texas.] 

StateuK'nt regarding his exchange of a treasury note for Likens. 
Copv ])v Lamar. 1 p. 

In no, 2241. 2298 

ISJfO Dec. 25 Soto. Agustin. Laredo, [Texas.] 

Statement regarding his receipt of money for beef sold to Likens ])y 
Gregori[o?] Garcia. ^1). S. 1 ]). " 2299 

JSJ^r; Pre. 27 [LA^[AI^ A[irabeau Buona])arte.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 
J[ames] PiuckTU'V Meudcrson. [Austin, Texas.] 
•If is own wish for tran-fi'r t(^ tlic rn.iiii ariiiv. in thi^ event o^ the active 
]u-()<ecuti(~)ii of the war; i'Uiii<ii>; iii- igimraiKH' of what is going on; 
sejiding an extract of a k'ttcr ironi Crossnian to Tihlen and a copy of 
Ins own to l^iyh)r, [Dec. 24]; Likens's resignation, ^'opy. 3 p. 2:)0() 



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18Jf6 Dec. 21 [Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 
[M. S,] Howe, San x\ntonio, [Texas.] 
Requesting supplies for a party sent to [Austin] with despatches for 
Henderson. Df. 1 p. " 2301 

\_1SJ^69 Dec? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Laredo, Texas.] 

Memoranda recapitulating Likens's accounts as quartermaster. A. 

Df. 16 p. 

In no. 2241. 2302 

llSJfGf] Uribe, Eafael. [Laredo, Texas.] To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] 
Lamar, [Laredo, Texas.] 

Requesting an armed escort for a party in. search of live stock. A. 
K S. 1 p. 

Spanish. 2303 

[ISJiG Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Matamoros, Mexico.] 

Editorial protesting against the arbitrary and "abusive exercise of 
power on the part of the Guard in this city.'' A. Df. 8 p. 2304 

[c. 18l^G?'\ De Cordova, J[acob] and P. 

"Instructions'' regarding applications for donation, headright, and 
bountv lands bv heirs of soldiers of the Texas Revolution. Broadside. 

2305 

jSJfl Jan. 5 Wef.b, James. Anstin, [Texas.] To M[irabeaul B[uona- 
parte] Lamar, Laredo, [Texas.] 
Sending "John": the killing of Dr. Chalmers by Joshua Holden; 
securitv for G. [B,] Lamar; Lamar's cottage; family and personal mat- 
ters. A, L. S. 3 p. " 2306 

ISJ^l Jan. IS Howe, M, S. San Antonio, Texas. To M[irabeau] 

B[nonaparte] Lamar, [Laredo, Texas.] 

Answering Lamar's letter of [Dec] 27; supplies issued to the party: 

the killing of one of the detachments by Indians; the pursuit; Indian 

depredations bet^veen the Nneces and the Rio Frio. A. L. S. 1 p. 2307 

[75^7] Jan. IS Likens, Tho[ma]s M. Laredo, [Texas.] To [John 
A.l Veatch, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Statement of the quantity of fresh meat issued to Lamar s compaiiv 
during Likens's term of service as quartermaster. X. S. 1 p. 230S 

JSJil Jan. IS Lamar, ^firabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo Garrison, 

[Texas.] 

Receipts issued to Likens for provisions and for money paid out for 

incidental expenses of the companv under Lamar's comnumd. A. D. ^• 

7 p. ' 230P 

[ISJfl^ Jan. 1.!, Ltki:xs. Tho[ma]s :\r. Laredo. Texas. To :Nr[ira- 
beau] B[uona}Kirte| Lamar, [T;;ircdo], Texas. 
"Calling for forage and provision returns. A. X. S. 1 p. 2310 



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lS!f7 Feb. Jf Wedb, J[araGs] W. Austin, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Laredo, Texas.] 
Answering a letter of Lamar; sending Lamar's pistols; the counties 
on the Eio Grande and a new judicial district; his own candidacy for 
appointment as district attorney; Lamar's house and other business 
iratters; "the preachers"; family and personal news and messages. 
A. L. S. 1 p. ' 2311 

lSJf7 Fch. 5 IyA:MAR, ]\[irabeau B[nonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 
[Thomas ]\r.] Likens, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Answering Likens's demand for provision and forage returns [Jan. 
14.] A. Df. S. 2 p. 2312 

2SJf.7 Feb. 7 LA:\rAR, ^lirabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo Gamson, 
[Texas.] To [T. S. Jesiip, AYashington, D. C] 
Report of the case of Lieutenant T. M. Likens. A. Df. S. 7 p. 
See no. 2229. 2313 

lSJf7 Feb. 12 Eogers, John A. Texana, Texas. To [Mirabeau Buona- 
parte] Lamar, Laredo, Texas. 
Application for permit to engage in frontier trade at Laredo. A. 
L. S. 1 p. 2314 

ISJfl Feb, IS Bliss, W[illiam] W[allace] S[mith.] Headquarters 
Army of Occupation, Agua Nueva, near Saltillo, [j\Iexico.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Laredo, [Texas.] 
General Taylors orders in answer to Lamar's letter of Dec. 24; Lamar 
and his command to hold themselves in readiness to march to the front 
about April 4 or 5; leave of absence if necessary; approval of conduct 
in reference to public health and to Likens's case; orders for the pur- 
chase of beef cattle and their transportation to the front; the Major 
Broivn. A. L. S. 3 p. 2315 

[ISJ^l Feb.? La:\[ar, Mirabeau Buonaparte, Laredo, Texas.] 

"Remarks" regarding certain disallowed items in the account of Lieu- 
tenant Likens. A. Df. 2 p. 

Incomplete. 2316 

[^ISJ^l? Feb.? Lamar, ^Mirabeau Buonaparte. Laredo, Texas.] To 
[Thomas M. Likens, Laredo, Texas.] 

On Likens's complaint regarding Lamar's action regarding quarter- 
master's accounts. A. Df, S. 1 p. 

Incomplete. 2317 

ISJil Mar. 1 Curtis, Sam[ue]l R. Headquarters, Camargo, [^Eexico.] 

To ^r[iral)eau] B[uona]>arte] T^amar, [Laredo, Texas.] 

^J'ew3 from the front: Santa Anna's and Taylors plans and move- 

luonts; conditional orders to Lnmai- for moveineni to the front; trans- 

iDitting mail, A. L. S. 2 p. 2318 

\IS47 c. Mar. 1? La^ear, ^Mirabeau Buonaparte. Laredo, Texas.] To 
[Zacbary Taylor, Buena Virata? Mexico.] 
Application for authority to increase his force in the event of his 



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retention at Laredo; frontier conditions and defence; pay. A. Df. 4 ]). 
Incomplete. • 2311) 

1S47 Mar, S [Lamar, :\riral)eau Buonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] '!',, 
[James Pinckney] Henderson. [Austin, Texas.] 
Application for authority to raise an increased force to occupy tlic 
frontier in view of dangerous ^[exican influence and Indian depreda- 
tions, and for command of the force. Df. 4 p. 23<fO 

18^7 Mar. S Lamar. ;\[irabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 
— Francis, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Approving Francis's request for dismissal from the company. A. 
Df. S. 1 p. "^ 23-n 

ISJf? Mar, 12 [Lamar, Mirabean Buonaparte.] Laredo Garrison, 
[Texas.] To W[illiam] W[allace] S[mitli] Bliss, [Camargo, 
Mexico.] 
Inclosing a copy of a letter to Taylor; requesting farther orders re- 
garding his movement to the front, and for authority to increase his 
force in the event of decision to keep him at Laredo; dismissals and 
discipline; the term of enlistment; pay. Df. 2 p. 23'^^2 

[lSJl^7 c. Mar. 15 f] Boyd, Sam[ue]l F., and others. [Laredo, Texas.] 
Petition to ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Laredo, Texas, pray- 
ing to be led at once to the seat of war. ' D. S. 3 p. 2323 

ISIfl Mar. [Lazmar. ^Mirabeau Buonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 
[David G. Burnet, Austin ? Texas.] 

Answering Burnet's letter of Jan. 23; his own military position and 
prospects; the subservience of Polk and Texas to Houston; [^V//// | 
Houston and his re public . A. Df. 3 p. 

Incomplete. 2324 

J8Jf7 Apr. .!f Boyd, Sam[ue]l F. Laredo, [Texas.] To H[aniiltnn] 
P[rioleau] Bee, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Reporting an expedition up the Rio Grande; the activity of ^Fexiean 
robbers ; the attitude of the civil and ecclesiastical ]\Iexican aathorities : 
Mexican commissioners to treat with the Indians against the Texn- 
frontier. A. L. S. 3 p. ^ 2325 

lSJf7 Apr. Jt Caxales. Ant[oni]o. Campo en San Agiistin, []\[exico.] 
To — . 

Order for martial war and no quarter to Americans, in view of recent 
American atrocities. Copv. 4 p. 

Spanish. ■ ^ 232(T 

1SJ^7 Apr. 20 A:m IRA. Pablo. Sabinas, [^Mi'^xico.] To ^lirabeau B[uoiui- 

parte] Lanuw. fLMredo? Texa-. | 

St'iiding articlf's left i)y L:iinai- in the writer's care; ngreeiiig to i.-ik'- 

charge of a bov a- re(|iU'-te<l by I.aiiiar; the limited supfdy and high co-t 

of maize; requesting an Ameriiaii guard. A. L. S. 3 p. 232T 



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/5i7 May 3 Drake. K. R. [Laredo, Texas.] To [Mirabeau Buona- 
parte] Lamar, [Laredo, Texas.] 

Requesting an investigation of tlie charge of the writer's attempting 

to plunder the paymaster. A. X. S. 1 p. 2328 

m7 Mai/ 3-Jnne 10 Sttaxe, Almerine. Estate. 

Papers connected with the administration of the estate of Almerine 
Shane, [merchnnt?] : Accounts, inventories. 16 p. 

Including letter and notes of earlier dates; English and Spanish. 

2329 

]8Jf7 May 5 Lamar, ^lirabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo Garrison, 
[Texas.] 
Special order forbidding the sale of liquor in Laredo, D. S. 1 p. 

2330 

ISJil May n Bliss, W[illiam] W[allace] S[niith.] Headquarters, 

Army of occupation. Camp near Monterey, []\Iexico.] To M[ira- 

beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Laredo, Texas.] 

Transmitting an order for Lamar's leave of absence ; the uncertainty 

of the continued occupation of Laredo : Taylor's thanks for Lamar's 

letter of .A.pr. 21 : sending a Monterey Pioneer containing Canalizo's 

official report of the battle 'of Cerro Gordo. L. S. 1 p. 2331 

18Jf7 May 29 Hill. Ben[jamin] F. Laredo, [Texas.] 

Requisition upon the Alcalde [of Laredo] for com. A. D. S. 1 p. 
Indorsed : ^'. . . The corn demanded was furnished. — ^L B. 

Lamar late capt— "' • 2332 

18]t7 May SO [La:\[ar. ^lirabeau Buonaparte. Laredo? Texas.] 

Historical Xotes gathered from various individuals, mostly in regard 

to the Federalist Revolution ; the battle of ^ledina, etc. A. Df. of 

Canales[?] and Lamar. 10.5 p. 

^lostlv undated: includino- a prospectus of the Correo del Rio Bravo 

del Norte, Feb. 12, 1840. ' 2333 

ISJtl July 3 Lamar. Alirabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo. Texas. 

Order, calling an election for two justices of the peace, one constable, 
and one countv commissioner, to be held on Julv 13, at the Alcalde's 
office. A, D. S. 1 p. • "^ 2334 

]SJf7 July S La^far. Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo. [Texas.] To 
Luis de la Garcia. [Guerrero? ^lexico.] 
Refusing Garcia's aj^plication for the delivery of Estefana Trefana, 
a servant g'rl leaving Guerrero in debt. A. Df. S. 2 p. 233-5 

Z.*?'/? .////// 10 L[A:srAR], :k[[iral)eaul B[uona])arte.] Laredo, [Texas.] 

To [Willinm Walbue Smitb] Blis?, [iirnr Alontorov, >[('v\ico.] 

Tendering his services to (b'lieral Taxlcr in liis (>\|u\'Um! forwnrd 

movement in the aunimn: ennditioiis al L;ire(h): tbe eUx-tion called 

under the Tex;is constitution and laws; tbe desire of tbe command to 



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266 Texas Library and Historical Comimission 

serve under Lamar in the field as an independent sp}' company indorsed ; 
recommendation of Bee and Veatch for public service. A. Df. S. 2 m. 

233G 

18J^7 Jtihj 13 Nueces County, Texas. Election. 

Returns of an election held at Laredo for two justices of the peace, 
one commissioner, and one constable. D. S. of Mirabeau B. Lamar, 
etc. 1 p. 2337 

18J/.7 July IJ} Henderson, J[ames] Pinckney. Executive Office, Aus- 

tin, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Laredo, 

Texas.] 

The importance of organizing the counties bordering upon the Eio 

Grande; election orders for Xueces County to be sent; the question of 

troops for frontier defence; sending a letter for Tavlor. A. L. S. 3 p. 

233S 

18Jf7 July 17 Lamar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 
W[illiam] W[allace] S[mith] Bliss, [near Monterey, Mexico.] 
Forwarding despatches for General Taylor. A. Df. S. 1 p. 2339 

18J^7 July 22 Kinney, H. L. Corpus Christi, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Laredo, Texas. 
Invitation to visit Corpus Christi; promise of political indorsement; 
sending brandy. A. L. S. 1 p. 2340 

18Jf7 July 28 Bliss. W[illiam] W[allace] S[mith.] Headquarters 
near Monterey, [Mexico.] To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, 
Laredo, Texas. 
General Taylor's intention to use the services of Lamar and his com- 
pany in the event of a forward movement; news of General Scott to 
June 26: conciliatory overtures of the United States; Santa Anna's 
powers; local and armv conditions; answering Lamar^s letter of [Julv] 
10. A. L. S. 2 p. ^ 2341 

18Jf.7 Aug. 17 Henderson, [James Pinckney.] Austin, [Texas.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Laredo, Texas.] 
His own request of the President for authority to raise troops for 
frontier defence; the Indians in the reizion of Austin ; rumors regarding 
Lamar's candidacy for the Legislature; the candidates for the governor- 
ship; his own reasons for not running: orders from Washington for 
Hays. A. L. S. 3 p. ' 2342 

18^7 Aug. 21 Henderson, J[ames] Pincknov. Executive Office, Aus- 
tin, [Texas.] To ^[[irabeau] BTuonaparte] Lamar, [Laredo. 
Texas.] 
Sending orders from \yashington for Colonel Hays ; authority for 
Lamar to enroll his company for twelve months more: Boo as a possible 
successor in command in the (^vent of Lamar's leaving the service iu 
the fall; authority from the President to raise frontier forces; his own 
■wish to have Lamar as lieutenant-colonel of these forces; the state law 
On the lieutenant-colonelcy; conditional authority for Veatch to raise i 
company; personal plans. A. L. S. 4 p. 2313 



Papers of Mirabeac Buoxapaete La^^ear 267 

jSJf7 Aug. 21 Cooke, W[illiam] G. Adjutant GeneraFs Office, Austin, 
[Texas.] To [Mirabcau Buonaparte Lamar, or anyone selected by 
him, Laredo, Texas.] 

Authority to organize a company for the protection of the frontier 
in the vicinity of Laredo. X. L. S. 1 p. 2344 

ISJ^l Avg. 21 Cooke, W[illia]ra G. Adjutant General's Office, Austin, 
[Texas.] To []\Iirabcau Buonaparte Lamar, Laredo, Texas.] 
Transmitting his letter of authority [Aug. 21.] A. L. S. 1 p. 2345 

181^7 Sept. 6 [Lamar, :Mirabeau Buonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 
J[ames] P[inckney] Henderson, [Austin, Texas.] 
Acknowledging receipt of Henderson's and [Cooke's] letters of Aug. 
21; the re-enlistment of his command; the importance of the levies 
authorized by the President, in view of dangerous frontier conditions ; 
his own willingness to command the force; suggesting Bee and Yeatch 
for two of the captains. Df. 3 p. 2346 

2SJf7 Sept. 9 [Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] To 

[George T.] Wood, [Austin? Texas.] 

Eequesting Wood's aid in obtaining command of the frontier force to 

be raised; difficulties expected upon Tavlor's return to the United States. 

Df. 2 p. " 234:7 

18J^7 Sept. la Van ISTess, G. Laredo, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Laredo, [Texas.] 
His own narrow escape; dangerous conditions in Northern Mexico; 
Urrea's orders; intended ^Mexican attack ujx)n Laredo. A. L. S. 1 p. 

2348 

lSJf7 Sept. U Bliss, W[i]liam] W[allace] S[mith.] Headquarters, 
Army of occupation, Camp near Monterey, [Mexico.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Orders of General [Taylor] regarding the mustering out of Lamar's 

company or its retention under the orders of the Governor of Texas. 

L. S. 1 p. ^ , 2349 

[18Jt7 Sept. 20?^ Bee, H[nmilton] P[rioleau.] :\rier, [:\[exico.] To 

[Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Laredo, Texas.] 

Funds to pay Lamar's troops; ^'the battle of ^Eexico"; the armistice; 

commissioners at work upon a peace ; safety of [Barnard E. Bee, Jr. ? ] : 

his owTi liealth and plans; advice. A. L. S. 2 p. ■ 2350 

i8Jt7 Sept. 27 Howard, E. A. San Antonio, [Texas.] To [:\rirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Laredo, Texas.] 
Application for a militarv apjwintment ; his refusal of Lamar's for- 
mer ofPer. A. L. S. 1 p. ' 2351 

lS}i.7 Sept. 28 Taylor, [Zacliary.] Hoadqu.irtcrs, Army of occupation, 

Gamp near ^[ontorey, [M«''xic>o.] 

Special order no. 12L to lite slalf oilicor- at ("'nniargo, to furnish the 

company to be raised at Laredo with necessary supplies upon Lamar's 

requisition. D. S. of W. W. S. Bliss, assistant adjutant general. 1 p. 

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1SJ^7 Sept. 28 Br.iss. W[illiani] Wfallace] S[mith.] Headquarters. 

Array of occupation. Camp near Monterey, [Mexico.] To ^[[ira- 

beaii] B[uona|)arte] Lamar, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Answering Lamar's letter of Sei)t. LT ; inclosing an order [Sept. 'isj 
for the honoring of Lamar's requisitions for supplies for his company : 
the armistice; the capture of the City of Mexico. L. S. 1 p. '2V):\ 

ISlfl Sept. 30- Garlaxd, E. ^^Latamoros, [:\rexico.] To M[iral)eau| 
B[nonaparte] Lamar, Camargo. ^fexico. 
Congratiikitions upon approaching release from military service : seml- 
ing copies of the Mataworos Flarj, one containing an announcement of 
Lamar's candidacy for representative; promise of support; advice; Fitz- 
gerald; candidates for the governorship; the Eio Grande counties meas- 
ure. A. L. S, 3 p. 2354 

ISJil Oct. 7-9 ^[cFarlaxe, Xathan, and others. Camargo, Mexico. 

.Receipts to ^I[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Camargo, Mexico, for 
the discharges of ]y[artin Chaddick, E. W. Spradling, A. C. Heard, an^l 
B. B. Likens. D. S. 1 p. 2355 

lSJf.7 Oct. 10 Eatcliffe, James E. Camargo, [Mexico.] 

Eeceipts to OI[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Camargo, [Mexico] . 
for the discharges of D. D. McCV)nnell and William Clark. D. S. 1 p. 

235K 

ISJ^7 Oct. IS Yeatch, John A. Zavalla, [Texas.] To [Miral)eau 

Buonaparte] Lamar, [Laredo? Texas.] 

A conversation with Henderson upon the frontier force; officers to lif 

elected; Belks movements; Lamar's prospects; his own companv. A. 

L. S. 2 p. ^ 2357 

18J^7 Oct. 19 Lamar, :\I[irabeau] B[uonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.], To 
J[ames] P[inckneyJ Henderson, [Austin, Texas.] 
Eeporting the raising of a company and requesting authority to in- 
crease its numbers; frontier conditions; Santa Anna's death repoittfl ; | 
Taylor's expected departure to the United States. A. Df. S. 2 p. '2')'>> 

1SJ,7 Oct. -20 La^iar. :\[[irabeau] B[uonaparte.] Laredo, [Texa-. | 
To Andres ^lartines, [Laredo, Texas.] 

On the proposed collection of a wheel tax (piso) from foreign trader-- 
A. Df. S. 1 p. 

Spanish ; corrections in another hand. 235:« 

7.^-^7 Oct. 2J^ Ykatcfi. John A. Wolf Creek, [Texas.] To [Miralnsin 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [karedo, Texas.] 
The organization and e((ui{)ment of his company; preparations :- 
march; the election of a commanding ofTicer; Bell's movements; i' ■' 
difHculty in enrolling nu^n iov Lamar's company; Van Zandt's di';i!'- 
reported: Wood's prospects; yellow fever in CJalvest(ni; j)ersonal n ' " 
sages. A. L. S. 3 p. ''■''''" 



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ISJ,7 Xov. 11 Joiixsox, J. Benton. Corpus Christi, [Texas.] To 
^[[irahean] B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Laredo, Texas.] 
Xotice of his election a- representative of Xneces and San Patricio 
(•aunties on [Nov.] 1. L. S. 1 p. 230 1 

7cV)7 Dec. 11 PuxxET.s. W. G. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar. Anstin, Texas. 

Congratulations upon election to the Honse; sugs^estion regarding 

<)})position to Houston for the United States Senate; indorsement of his 

nephew D. S. Terry for district attorney. A. L. S. 1 p. 23G2 

]SJf7 Dec. U Bee, H[amilton] P[rioleau.] Laredo, Texas. To [.Afira- 
beau Buonaparte] " Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 
Tlie organization and muster of Lamar's company; its strength and 
equipment; the election of othcers ; movements; Wilson and Lettick's 
hid for the desired mail route to Bexar; Walter Winn for postmaster. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 23G3 

JSJfT Dec. .20 :\[00KE, E[dwin] W. Austin, [Texas.] To ^^[[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin, Texas. 
Memorandum and accompanying letter regarding the life of General 
Pedro Lemos and his own connection therewith. A. L. S. 2 p. 230 t 

[/s^-^7 or ISJfS L-UCAR. :\rirabeau Buonaparte. xVustin, Texas.] 

Uejmrt to J. W. Henderson, speaker of the House, for the joint com- 
mittee upon the petition of Thomas F. ^kKinney praying the Legis- 
lature to allow him to settle a judgment against Gail Borden, late col- 
lector of the }")ort of G;;lvestcn, by credit upon McKinney's audit<Ml 
vlaims against the late liopublic. A. Df. 2 p. 23(J.-> 

llSJfT'^ Lamar, :\Iirabeau Buonaparte. Laredo, Texas.] To the Editors 
of La Bandera, ^[atamoros, [Mexico.] 

On the revolution said to be imminent in the Xorth ^Lwican state> 
i'lid his own alleged connection therewith. A. Df. T p. 

Spanish, /"//no. 241(), p. 53-T. 23r.('> 

\lS.'f7 .^ La>[au, Miral;eau Buonaparte. Laredo? Texas.] To the Editor 
of — . 

On tlii' revohiti(m said to l)e imminent in the Xorth ^[exican States 
«ind his own alleged connection tlierewith. A. Df. 3 p. 

Spanish; in no. '2\\il ]). no-2. 2307 

[^'V'/^.^ LA^^AR. "Mirabcau Buonajiartc L;iredo? ^Kcxa-.] 

A ^^cxi(•an"s p.ci-oinit of a ti'jbt of Lilian- witb Spaui-h troops on the 
*!ua<laluj'e IJiver, [.Iiilv'l b">'i<>. and with rbr Tonkaway on the hea»l- 
\vat«'rs of tlie Colorado, Aug. 2. lS-.>(). A. DC 2 p. 2308 

i/^'-y7? L.\.\rAi,'. Mir;d>rau I'uonapai'tc. LanMlor TrXii-. | 

Notos upon militar\- coniiuaiidors and departments of Texas and the 
'.ittlc of the Medina. A. l)t. 1 f). 2309 



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[c. ISJfl ? La:mar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. San Buenaventura? Mexico?' 
"Information derived from John Villar?, native of Kentucky" r, - 

garding the ^fagee-Gutierrez expedition. A. Df. 38 p. 

Xumbered 1-10 ; p. .27-8 hicking. 23:0 

\_tSU7? La^iar. Mirabeau Buonaparte. Laredo? Texas.] 

"Information derived from Dr. John Long, Resident of Santa Eo>a, 
Coahuluiila [Coahuila]. ^lexico" regardins" the Federation "War. A. 
Df. 2G p. 
- Numbered 1-27; p. 19 lacking. 2371 

\_lSJi7 ? La:s[AR, ]\rirabeau Buonaparte. Laredo ? Texas.] 
Notes upon Villa Aldama. A. Df. 2 p. 

Including appended miscellaneous biographical notes and reference-. 

2372 

[75^7?] AxoxYMOus. 

The writers connection with the attack upon [Monterev?] Septernbrr. 
[1846?] Df. 2 p. . ^ 23:3 

ISI^l San'ta Axxa^ [Antonio Lopez de.] 
Biographv. Pamphlet. 32 p. 

Includincr appended documents; Spanish; see nos. 265. 375. 300. 

' 2374 

ISJtS Jan. 23 Younger, A. [Red Oak], Xavarro County, [Texas.] T- 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Austin [forwarded to] Laifb'. 
Texas. 
The price, etc., of Lamar^s land. A. L. S. 3 p. 237."'» 

ISJiS Jan. 2S Lazmar. M[irabeau] B[uonaparte.] Laredo, [Texas.] 
To James "Webb, [Austin, Texas.] 
Sending a power of attorney and other papers connected with lan'l 
business; terms for the sale of his cottage in Austin. A. X. S. 3 r. 

23Th 

ISItS Feb. 23 Yeatch, John A. Presidio del Bio Grande, :Mexico. T" 
^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Laredo, Texas. 
Hi? former letter to Lamar: his wish for a personal conference: hi- 
pleasure at Lamar s retention of his command; prospects of Indian war- 
fare and of the continuance of the jfexican war; conditions in an ; 
around Presidio; sentiment in ^Fexico regarding peace; Seguin's peti- 
tion for permission to bring his family back to Texas; Arista; Sau:a 
Anna; Paredes's monarchical schemes; troops at San Luis; Leal's peti- 
tion and protestations; personal messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 23: T 

■ ISIfS Mar. 16 Wood, Geo[rge] T. Austin, Texas. 

Commission to Walter Winn as notary public of Webb County. lb •^• 
(printed form filled out). 1 p. 
• Countersigned by W. D. Miller, secretary of state. 237 S 



Papers of Mir-\.beau Bcoxaparte LA:\rAR 271 

IS.'iS Mar. 17 :\[ti.ler. W. D. .Secretary of State's Office, Austin, Texas. 
To the Chief Jiistice of \Yebb County, Texas. 

Transmitting a commission to Walter Winn as notary public of Webb 
County, D. S. (printed form filled out). 1 p. 

Superscription: •'•'To Hon. Cliief Justice Webb County: To the par- 
ticular care of Lt. H. P. Bee, to be delivered to the Chief Justice, after 
tlie county of Webb shall have been organized. W. D. Miller, Sec'v of 
State"; see no. -2218. " 237^ 

ISJfS Nar. !2Jf Wool, [John Ellis.] Headquarters, Army of occupation^ 
^lonterey, ^Eexico. 
Order no. 92 appointing: Lieutenant Charles J. Helm as aide-de-camp 
to General Wool. Coi>y. 1 p. 2380 

1SJ,8 Mar. 26 Hays. Jo[hln, and A. Bell. Mier, [Mexico.] To 
[]\rirabeau Buonaparte Lamar. Laredo, Texas.] 
Requesting protection for J. Seall and his family between Laredo and 
San Antonio. L. S. 1 p. . 2381 

ISItS Apr. 8 La^lar, ]\[irabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo, Texas. To 
Jose ]\r[aria] Eamon and others, [Laredo, Texas.] 

Answering tlieir letter of [Apr. 9] relative to the establishment of 
^Fexican airthority in Webb County; the impossibility of acceding to 
their demand; the good results of American occupation. A. Df. S. 3 p. 

Spanish. 2382 

ISJtS Apr. 10 Ramox, Jose !Maria, and others. Laredo, Mexico. To 
[John Ellis] Wool, ]\[onterey, [Mexico.] 

Sending their correspondence with Lamar regarding the extension of 
the Mexican authority over Webb County; denying the good results of 
the American occupation ; appealing from Lamar's reply. L. S. 4 p. 

Spanish. ' ' 2383 

ISJfS Apr. 11 La^iar, ;M[iraheau] B[uonaparte.] Laredo, Texas. To 
Jose ^[[aria] Ramon and otiiers. Laredo, [^Mexico.] 
Ordering them to su])mit their communications to his inspection and 
to notify him of the time of departure of their messenger to [General 
Wool] in order to enable him to write at the same time; urging thorn 
not to get the people of Laredo into trouble. A. Df. S. 2 p. 2384 

^^-^e*? Maij 11 [Lamar, ^firabeau Buonaparte.] ^[onclova, [Mexico.] 

"Notes taken from a conversation with Ramon Muscos [Musquiz?] 

• . " upon the Goliad ma«sacre, the wars of Texas, 18L2-13, and 

books bearing upon ^fexican history. A. Df. 2 p. 2385 

ISJfS May 20 Saxta Rosa. [:M:exico.] Inhabitants. To Mirabcan 
B[uonaparte] Lamar and tlie other officers, [T>arcdo, Texas.] 
Invitation to a ball to l»o given in tl\e evening. 1 p. 
Spanish. ^ ' 23S6 



272 Texas Libiuuy axd Historical Commission 

ISJfS Moff 23 Mkxchaca, Jose A. San Fernando, [Mexico.] To 
Teoti[oro] Sanchez, [Laredo? Texas.] 

Asking Sanchez to see to the delivery of a mule now in the possession 
of Andres Martines to tlie purciiaser. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Spanish. 2387 

ISIfS May 26 Yeatch, John A. Eagle Pass, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Laredo. Texas.] 
His unsuccessful efforts to see Lamar: anxiet}- regarding the fate of 
a detachment sent to look after a party of Indians who had committed 
depredations upon ^fexicans; fear of trouble from the Ten-e-w4sh tribe 
of the Comanche ; a brass six-pcunder sent by Bell for camp protection ; 
his own studies and poetical writings; sending manuscripts for criti- 
cism; an invitation for Lamar to visit him. A. L. S. -i p. 2388 

ISJiS June 2-4 Laredo Garrison, [Texas.] 

Keturn of sick and discharged. A. D. S. of P. C. Paul. 1 p. 2389 

18JiS Jviv' 17 La^ear, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Laredo, Texas. To 
Cha[rle]s J. Helm, [Monterey, ^lexico.] 
Acknowledging receipt of order no. loH, announcing the definite set- 
tlement of peace and ordering the Arkansas and Texas volunteers to 
Camargo to be mustered out ; urging the retention of troops at Laredo 
for protection against Indians ; the term of enlistment of his own com- 
pany. Copy. 2 p. 2390 

ISIiS Juhj 10 Wool. [John Ellis.] Headquarters Army of Occupation, 
Brazos Santiago, Texas. 
Special orders, no. IT 5, announcing military appointments and trans- 
fers and details for the frontier posts. Copy. 2 p. 2391 

ISlfS Aug. 2S Raxciio De Santo Domingo. [Texas.] Inhabitants. 

Certificate of certain voters of the district including the Iiancho do 
Santo l^ominuo. of the election of an alcalde and council for the dis- 
trict. Copy. 3 p. ' 2392 

ISItS Sept. 10-10 Laredo Garrison, Texas. 

Keturn of forage for sixty-five horses of a detachment of Lamar's com- 
pany. D. S. (])rinted form rtllod out) of \V. I. Peace. 1 p. 239:> 

ISJ^S Srpt. 27 Texas Mounted Vohinteers, San Antonio. Texas. 
Address of farewell 'to Colonel l\ H. Bell. A. Df. of Lamar. 2 p. 

2:>9l 

ISJ^S Xor. 2S riAYXiE. S. G.. and others. Au-tin, [Texas.] To ^[[ira- 
l)eau] B[uonaparte| Lamar. [Au.-tiu. Tcx.is. | 
Invitation to a ball at th(^ Capitol on | Nov. ;)ii|, coniiiliinentary t<» 
the T'nited States arniv olbnTs in Ansiin. X. S. 1 p. 2;>9.'> 

ISJjS J)ic, /; Vkatcil .luhii A. S;iii Antonio. | Tcxa-. | To [Alii';i- 
beau Buonaparte Lamai', Austin, Texas.] 
A selieuie for the mannracture of uuni-.ii-.-iMc from the nu'Sipiite, in 
connection uitli a \l\o (Jraiak* raneb and a -anitai'iuni ; KiniU'V arid lii-" 



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Papers of Mirabeau Bconafaute Lamau 273 

friends' plan for a town on the Rio Grande in connection with the pro- 
j-i.-ed route from Corpus Christi to Chihuahua; Hays's .expedition and 
rt'port. A. L. S. 4 p. " 2396 

J.-^Jf9 Jan. 5 Lamar, M[irabeau] B[uonaparte.] Galveston. [Texas.] 
To [James Pinckney Henderson, San Augustine? Texas.] 
Inquiry regarding the eleven league grant held by a [Georgia] com- 
pany; his own interest; his former inquiry. A. Df. S. 2 p. 2397 



ISJfO Feb. 12 Yeatch. John \. San Antonio, [Texas.] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte Lamar, Macon? Georgia?] 
The proposed gum-arabic manufactory ; ^Mexican mines; requesting 
some explanation at the quartermaster generaFs office in Washington; 
San Antonio as headquarters of the eighth and minth military districts. 
A. L. S. 2 p. ^ 2398 

1SI,9 Mar. 21 L[a^[ar], M[irabeau] B[uonaparte.] Washington, [D. 

C] To [James Pinckney] Henderson, [San Augustine? Texas.] 

Repeating liis former inquiries regarding the legal status of the 

<?leven league tract granted to a Georgia company in which he holds an 

interest. A. Df. l^p.. 2399 

IS^d Apr. 2S BuRXET, David G. San Jacinto, [Texas.] To ^[[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Washington, D. C.?] 
His own application for the collectorship of Galveston; gratitude for 
Lamar, Cazneau, and Green's help; his desire to keep clear of the Texa> 
delegation, especially Houston : Houston^s tirade against Calhoun, and 
his relations with Benton; his own review of Kennedy's Tiwas, sent to 
^Ers. Storms; his home surroundings and activities. A. L. S. 4 p. 

2400 

lS.!fO June 1 Webb, Ja[me]s W. Belle ^ronte, [near Austin, Texas.] 

To ^[irabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, ^lacon, Georgia. 

Change of plan- residting from an attack of cholera in Xew Orleans: 

business connected with the sale and rent of Lanuir's Austin propertv. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 2401 

ISJiO Aug. LA:vrAR. ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte.] Xear Macon, [Georgia.] 
To — Fontaine, [Columbi..*? Georgia?] 
Sending papers connected with thje business of the eleven league grant 
and advising the sending of an agent to get information regarding it 
from Henderson: his own liabilities to tlie eompany and his intention 
of abandoning his indi\idual elaim. Copy. 4 p. 2402 

ISJ^d Oct. 6 XrCAKA-(!UA. Congress. "Managua, [Nicaragua.] 

Decree, deehiring airainst foreign intervention m Xicaragua and Cen- 

tnil America. Piiut^'d. 

>^panish : in no. 2n.")4. p. :)0. 2 In:") 

JSJfO Oct. 7 Raviii.'kz. Xor1>ert(». "Man.-igua. [Xicaragua.] 

Decree against foreign interventidn in Nicaragua and Central Amer- 
ica; publishing a eongressionul (U'ereu of Oct. (,i. Printed. I column. 
Spanish; in no. 2054, p. 30. 2104 



274 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

[lSJi9 Oct. 7?] Salinas, Sebastian. [^lanagiia, Xicaragua.] 

Circular against foreign intervention in Xicaragiian and Central 

American affairs ; publishing a decree of Ramirez of Oct. 7, 1849, i>iib- 

lishing a congressional decree of Oct. Q, 1849, Printed. 

Spanish; in no. 2654, p. 30-1. 2405 

J8J^9 Oct. 26 Sqcier. Efphraim] Geo[rge.] L^ation of the United 
States in Central America, Leon, Xicaragim. To [Sebastian Sali- 
nas, ^[anagna. Xicaragna.] 
Answering Salinas's letter of [Oct.] 18, transmitting the presidential 
decree of [Oct. 7] asrainst foreign intervention. Printed. 

Spanish: in no. 2654, p. 31. " 2406 

\lSIi. — f Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 

ISTotes. historical and biographical ; San Jacinto, p. 1-2 ; Teran, Brad- | 
burn. Henrv Austin. 2-4 : Henrv Austin's introduction of steamboats J 
into Texas, 4; Texas Pvcvolution," 517 ; Austin, 7, 9-13. 20-21; Houston, \ 
7; Santa Anna, 8; Amnesty law of 1835, 8; Anthony Butler, 10, 27->^; | 
Moses Austin, 10, 16-18 f Austin family relics, 19, 23; Archer, 21: I 
Wharton, 21; Archer's bank project, 22-3; Anahuac, 24: Governor I 
Smith, 2r>\ the expulsion of the Mexicans, 1832, 28; Xavier ]\[ina, 26-T, | 
29; battle of Medina, 29; the mvsterious prisoner at Bexar, 30. A. Df. 
30 p. 

See nos. 30, 36. " 2407 

[ISJi- — ? Lamar. ^Firabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 
Notes: Beginnings of Austin's colony. A. Df. 3 p. 2408 

[18U—?'\ Anonymous. 

Notes upon the ^Fexican AYar of Independence and the Texas Revo- 
lution, especially Zavala's connection with the Revolution; written by an 
ex-member of the Spanish Cortes and the Mexican Congress. A? Df. 5 [>. 

Spanish. - 2409 

{75-4 — ?] Berger. Ch[arles] J. To [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, 
Richmond? Texas.] 
Anecdote of General McLeod. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Incomplete. 2410 

[ISJi — ?] Austin's Colony, Texas. Beginnings. 

Tlie Lively: x^ustin's reception at San Antonio bv Martines in 1821. 
Copy. 2 p. ^ 2411 

[18Jt—9^ "Fredoxtax War.'' 

Notes of Lamar upon the Fredonian War and the disturbances in 
1832. A. Df. of Lamar, 2 p. 2412 

\lS.h~? Austin. William T.] 

Biography oi John Austin. A. D. 2 p. 2-U.'> 

\JSJ^ — ? Lam.vr, ;Miraboau Buonaparte. Rich.mond ? Texas?] 
Anecdotes of Santa Anna. A Df. 36 p. 
Spanish; in. no. 364, p. 6. 241-1 



Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar 275 

[ISJf- — ? L-V"^[AR, ^lirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 
On the condition of the State of Texas. A. Df. 1 p. 
Spanish transkition; fragment. 2415 

[JSJf — 9 IjAmar, ;Miral)eaii Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 
•'Santana el Xeron ^[oderno"; and other papers. A. D. and A. Df. 

05 p. 

Spanish: sec nos. 1972, 2366-7, 2474-8. 2416 

[ISJf — ? Lamar. Mirahean Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 
Life of Santa Anna. Xotes, rough drafts, brief, etc. 2 portfolios. 
Copy. 5 V. 
13 chapters and appendix; unbound. 2417 

[ISJf—? K\mar. Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 
To — . ■ 

Eequesting a loan. A. L. 1 p. 
New Years letter appended. 2418 

[ISJf. — ? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 
To — . 
New Years letter to a cousin. A. L. 2 p. 
Spanish ; appended to the above. 2419 

[18Jf — ? La:n[ar, ^lirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 
"Information derived from Col. Kinney — Corpus Christi'"; difficulties 

between ^[exicans and Texans, 1840-2, in the vicinity of Corpus Christi. 

A. Df. 4 p. 

Mutilated. 2420 

[ISJ^ — f Lamar. Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 

"From Col. Kinnev'" ; depredations upon the Mexican trade and result- 
ing hostilities : the Federalist \Yar A. Df . 4 p. 2421 

1 
[ISJf — ? LA^tAR, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 

"Kenney's Eanch now called Corpus Christi^^ ; early difficulties ; the 
"Mexican trade: the attempt of the Mexican Government to stop contra- 
band trade, [1841] : Ya-quez's invasion, 1842. A. Df. -l p. 2422 

\1S4—?] Anoxymous. 
The "Mcongo Company of counterfeiters." 2 p. 2123 

[1SJ(. — ? Lamar, ^[irabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 

"Burnet — Smith the Consul at ^^atamoros, etc., John Cotton — " A 
Df. 1 p. ■ -2424 

[ISJf — ? Lamar, ^[irabeau Buonaparte. Eiilimond? Texas.] 

"Information from A. Eabb Colorado [River] tarlicst settlers" and 
Indian troubles. A. Df. 5 p. 2-425 

[ISJf—?] EOWLETT. [J?] 

["rnformatioR from Doctr. Eowlett on the Eed l\iver*'| early settlers 
and Indian diilieulties. A ? D. 8 p. " 2426 



276 Texas Libr-vry axd Historical Commission 

[JSJ^ — ?] Barreka, [Agustin? San Antonio de Bexar? Texas.] 
A list of Mexicans who fell in the Alamo vrith Travis. A.? D. 2 \\. 
Including ap{)ended note of Lamar regarding the murder of Flaeco 

by Ja[me]s P. Ravis in 184'3 : names illegible. 2-l*3T 

[ISJf—'^ Kris. San Antonio de Bexar, Texas.] 

"Comanches"; customs and characteristics. A.? D. 7 p. 24?.'^ 

[IS^—?] AXOXYMOUS. 

"W. F. Henderson's fight with the Kic[k]apoos 1839." 2 p. •24'.^0 

[ISJf — ? T^A.:\tAR. :\rirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas] 
''Federation War." A. Df. 2 p. 2430 

[ISJf — ? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas?] 

Xotes ''furnished by AMlliam Pettus" upon the early history of Aus- 
tin's first colony. A. Df. 8 p. 

"Information . . . from ^fajor Howard . . ." written on tht,' 
reverse; see no. 2432. 2431 

[ISJf — ? LA:\tAR, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 

Difficulties with the Tonkaway and Comanche Indians in Bexar an<l 
vicinity, 1836-41, and between Austin and the Falls of the Brazos, 1840 : 
Hays's expeditions against Laredo, 1840. A. Df. 10 p. 

Headed: "Information Eecd From Major Howard. ^Military — "" : 
p. 4: "Continued bv Major John C. Havs'' ; p. 1-8 on the reverse of 
no. 2431. " ' " ' 2432 

[i<54— ?] BouRLAXD, W[illiam] H. 

Captain John Gearv's fiiiht with Indians, about ^Farch 14, 1841. 
A. D. S. 2 p. ' ' 2433 

[/e9.',— f] COLEMAX. A. 

The last Indian depredation upon the southwestern frontier near 
Austin, Jan. 2, 1843: his own and Mr. Bell's experience. A. D. S. } )». 

2431 

[7<S^ — ? La:\[ar. ^rira])eau Buona])arte. Eichmond? Texas?] 

Xotes "from "Mr. P. F. Bowman of Buffalo X. A"." upon the last cam- 
paign of the Federalist War: the fight near Saltillo and the retn^at <'f 
the Americans under Jordan. A. Df. 9 p. * 243''> 

\1S]^ — .? Lamar, ^[irabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 

'*San Saba"; its establishment, government, and destruction. A. Di- 

3 p. 

^ce nos. 1, 2. * 243t; 

[i.SV'/ — ? LA:\rAR. Miralx'au Buonaparte. Eichmond? Tiwas.] 

Power ».^' llt'wit-on's colonv: Power',- impiMsoniiitnl, Is:).";. A. \^L •'> ' • 

243: 

[/«'>V/— ?] AXOXYMOUS. 

The disturbances in Coahuila. Mav-Scptember. 1835. A.? Df. S p. 

2i:;s 



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Papers of ^Iirabeau Buonaparte Lamar 27T 

[iSJf — ? Lamar. Miraheoii Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 

'•Indian difficulties [in Austin's colony, 1822-34] From Col. Pettus/' 
A. DL G p. . ' 2439 

[]SJt—?] AXOXYMOUS- 

The Federalist War, [1839-40] ; Zapata. A.? Df. 6 p. 2440 

[ISJf — ? Lamar, ^[irabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 
"Prudentio McGill/' Karankawa chief. A. Df. 3 p. 2441 

[ISJf — ? L-\:\[AR, :Mira])eau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 

Xotes from printed, mostly secondary, works upon the history of 
Spain and France and their American colonies. A. Df. 1 portfolio. 

2442 

[ISJ^—? BURXET, David G. Austin? Texas.] 

^[emorandum upon the expedition of Miranda, 1806, and his own 
connection therewith. A. D. 1 p. 2443 

[]S.!f — ? Lamar, ^Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 

Xotes upon Buaches's Chart of the Gidf of Mexico . . . 1780, 
and two other French maps of [the Gulf region?] A. Df. 2 p. 2444 

[JSJf — ? Lamar, ^Iiral)eau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 
"Manehaca 1812 Xolan. the French &c 1795.'' A. Df. 2 p. 2445 

[18J^ — ? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 
Bioo^raphical notes u|X)n [Avlett] C. Buckner and Doctor Deaton. 

A. Df. 3 p. 

Headed : "Elliot C. Buckner. Information derived from Mrs. Eber- 

ley" : indorsed : "Laurence Eich Kenney." 2446 

[JSJf — ? La:\[AR, ^Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 

The Lively; difficulties with the Karankawa Indians. A. Df. 4 p. 
Indorsed: "Infonuation derived from ^[rs. Eberley." 2447 

[IS.'f — ? Ia:\rAR. Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 
J. C. Pevton : the Fredonian War; Laurence Eichard Keiinev. A. 

Df. 3 p. 

Indorsed: "Information derived from ^Irs. Eberley.*' 2448 

\1SJ^ — ? La^far. ^Firaboau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 

Xotes: "Joseph Baker about the Organic act of 10 October 18;)-") 
^Fexico.'" A. Df. 2 p. 2149 

\7SJf — ? Lamar. Mirabeau Buona])arte. Eichmond? Texas.] 

Xotes upon the >fexican War of lnde[)endcnce, [1810]-2L A. Df. 
2 p. 24:)0 

[JS.'f — ? La:\[Aij, Miraheau BtiouMparte. KicbuKUid r Texas.] 

"Juan Cassas--AI(lama — DclLMdo Cv: otliers." A. Df. 2 n. 2l")l 



278 Texas Library axd Historical Commission 

[ISJf — ? CoLi.ixswoRTH, George?] 

Convention of March, 1836. especially the land speculators. A.? D. 
5 p. 

Indorsed by Lamar: "From Judge Collinsworth/' 2452 

[JSJf—?] AXOXY^COUS. 

"Dissolution of the Congress in 1834/' 3 p. 2453 

l^lSJf. — ? La:n[ar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 
Biographical sketches of Guerrero and Bustamante. A. Df. 18 p. 
Partly in Spanish. 2454 

[184- — ? La:n[ar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 

Peter Boon ; John Tillers. A. Df. 1 p.. 3455 

1850 Apr. 19 LT^ited States axd Great Britain^ 

Treaty regarding an interoceanic canal, negotiated by Clayton and 
Bulwer. Printed. 

Spanish translation of the English text as published in the Weekly 
Herald, May 28, 1850; in no. 2654. • 2456 

1S50 May Jf Holco^^ibe. Henry B. [Mobile, Alabama.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Mobile, [Alabama.] 
Inclosing the Montgomery Advertiser and State Gazette, containini:: 
an article of his own. signed "Spirit of the South" ; his love for Lucius 
Lamar; the disaffection manifested in the [Mohile'] Advertiser oi [May 
4] on the Southern Convention question; Lamar s duty to address a 
public meeting. A. L. S. 3 p. 2457 

1850 June 15 Saxchez y Ynaga, Jose. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] 
To [Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, [^lobile ? Alabama ?] 
Delay on account of Lopez's arrest and trial ; requesting Lamar's ad- 
dress, "a. L. S. 1 p. ^ 2458 

1850 Jidy 23 Holcombe, Henry B. :\robi]e. [Alabama.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Hollywood. East Bay, [Mobile, Alabama.] 
Inclosing a newspaper slip announcing tlie names of the new Cabinet : 
a letter of Chappell, and articles signed '•'George .Mason'' (J. A. Camp- 
bell) recently appearing in the Tribune: the menace to the South in- 
volved in the Cabinet; the advisabilitv of Lamars replying to Chappell. 

A. :n\ s. 3 p. 

Clipping appended. 2459 

1850 Aug. 1 Eay, Samuel J., and others. :\racon. Georgia. To Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar. Mobile, [Alalninia.] 

Invitation to attend and address the public meeting proposed for 
August 22. to oppose Clay's Compromise bill. Printed. 

In no. 2463. ' 2160 



1850 Aug. IG [Lamar, ^Mirabeau Buonaparte.] M(^bilo, [Alabama.] 
To [Samuel J. Eav and others, ^[acon, (Jeoriiia.] 

Declining their invitation to address a public meeting opposing Clay's 
Compromise bill. Df. 26 p. 

Including appended letter (no. 2162) : p. 17-23. A. Df. ' 2161 



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[ISoO Aufj.? La^ear, :\riTaboaTi Buonaparte. :\[obile, Alabama.] To 
the Editor of the Mobile Bealstrr, [^Mobile, Alabama.] 
Requesting the publication of liis letter to [Samuel J. Ray and others, 
I Macon, Georgia, ISoO, Aug. IG] : the Texas boimdarv question. Df. 
2p. ^ 

Appended to no. 2461. 2462 

1850 Sept. 10 CoLuzMBUS Tidies. Colmnlnis, Georgia. 
"General ^[irabeau B. Lamar's Letter' of Aug. 16, 1850, preceded 

bv that of Samuel J. Rav and others. Aug. 1. Printed. 4 p. 
' See nos. 2460-1. " 2463 

[c. 1850? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 
Verses. Copy. 1 p. 
Fragment. " • 2464 

[c. 1850? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 
"Information from Wm. B. Stout . . :' A. Df. 12 p. 
Indorsed: "Statement of the Indian Wars on the Red River border 
furnished by Capt. Stout. From 1836 up to 1843. ... In the 
winter 1847 & 8 he was member of the Legislature in Austin." 2465 

[1850?] Jones, J. A. [Georgia.] To [Andrew Johnson? Washing- 
ton D. C. ?] 
Acknowledging receipt of a. life of Houston under frank. Copy. 1 p. 
N'ote of Lamar appended. 2466 

[c. 18509] Hall, [Warren D. C.?] 

The Mexican War of Independence in Texas, 1812-13. A. D. of 
W. T. Austin. 8 p. 

Indorsed: "The Revolution of 1812 and 1813 1)y Col. Hall"; com- 
pare the note appended to no. 283: Lamar, "Information ... from 
. . . Gaines . . . " 1835. 2467 

[c. 1850? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 
"Federacion War in Mexico 1839.*' A. Df. 8 p. 2468 

1851 Mar. IJf Goxzales. Ambrosio Jose. ]\[acon, Georgia. To ^fira- 
heau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [^Facon? Georgia?] 

Requesting Lamar^s aid in selling Cuban bonds : the present status 
and prospects of the Cuban revolution. A. L. S. 4 p. 2469 

1851 Apr. Ii2 Lamar, ;Nr[irabeau] B[uonaparte.] ^facon, [Georgia.] 
To [Ambrosio Jose] Gonzales, [^Facon, Georgia.] 
His inability to aid the [Cuban insurrection] ; good wishes for Lopez. 
A. Df. S. 1 p. 2470 

[1851? Apr.? LvvtAR, ]\Fira])eau Buona]\irre.] Phila lel[)hia. [Penn- 
sylvania.] To [Xani<('0 Lopez? Xew OrK'ans? Louisiana?] 

On Cuban revolution and annexation; the futility of plans of invasion 
with American volunteers. A. Df. 37 p. 

Spanish. 2471 



280 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

[1851? La:\[ar. Mirabeau Buonaparte. Philadelphia? Pennsylvania?] 
On General I^opez and his schemes for the invasion of Cuba; and 

other papers. A. I)f. 62 p. 

.S'e^' nos. 1031, 2471, 2803-5. 24:•^ 

1851 Mai/ Anony:\[Ous. Appalachieola, [Georgia?] 

Plan for the liberation of Cuba. A? D. 5 p. 2473 

185:2 Feb [La:mar. Mirabeau Buonaparte.] ]\Iontgomerv, [Alabama.] 
To [Juan — , Xew York, Xew York.] 

The death of Dr. Porter ; the question of a new guardian : niatters 
connected with Juan's musical and literary education and his treatment 
at Condert's school; a irift for a friend in Laredo; inclosing nionev. 
A. Df. 4 p. ^ . • ' 

Spanish; in no. 2416, p. 34-7. ' 2474 

1852 Mar. 5 [Lamar^ Mirabeau Buonaparte.] Montgomery, Alabama. 
To [Juan — , Xew York, New York.] 

Juan's contentment at Condert's school; his eye-trouble; his studies; 
questions regarding privacy of correspondence. A. Df. 5 p. 

Spanish; in no. 2416, p.^ 38-42. 2475 

1852 May \^2S La:\i:ar, ^[irabeau Buonaparte.] Columbus, Georgia. 
To Juan — , [Xew York, Xew York.] 

Juan's contentment at Condert's school ; his wish for Laniards por- 
trait ; suggestions regarding his musical, English, and Spanisli studies : 
the question of Juan's guardian: his eye-trouble; his homesickness for 
Laredo; personal messages. A. Df. 5 p. 

Spanish; in no. 2416, p. 45-9. 2476 

1852 May 29 [La:mar, Mirabeau Buonaparte.] Columbus, Georgia. To 
[Juan — , Xew York, Xew York.] 

His own indisposition and change of itinerary; questions and suggts- 
tions regarding Juan's Spanish studies; his own inability to give better 
educational advantages; Juan's characteristics. A. Df. 3 p. 

Spanish; in no. 2416, p. 50-2. 2477 

1852 May L[amar], ^Ijirabeau] B[uonaparte. Columbus, Georgia.] 
To Juan — . [Xew York, Xew York.] 

Delay in receiving letters: his reasons for writing in Spanish; Juan's 
bad grammar; suggestions for improvement. A. Df. 2 p. 

Spanish; //i no. 2416, p. b3-4. 247S 

[1852 Mai/? [Lamau Miral)eau Buonaparte. Columl)us? Georgia?] 
To [Juan — , Xew York, Xew York.] 
His reasons for'writinir in Spanish; advice regardin<x Juan's studii-- 
A. Df. 4 p. " ^ 217'.> 

*'A glaiicf at the life of Sam llou^toii : the \V()id(l-have-l)(<-n Xomint--: 
and a (U'lVucc of juisreprescnted settlers in Austin's Colony," a review oi 
the |*'Lif<' of (icn. Sam Houston, as recently publislu'd in WashinL:t"ii 
City. Ijy J. '{'. Towns"], previously reviewed bv lUirnet. 22 p. 2 1>'^ 



Papers of Mir-vbeau BuoxArARXE Lamar 281 

IS5S Api\ 27 [La:mar. Mirabeau Buonaparte.] Xew Was}iin!j:ton, 
[Texas.] 
"Xotcs taken from Col. James Morgan . . .'' bearing especially 
ujwn the cliftieulties of Morgan and Eeid with Fislier and Bradburn at 
Kedfish Bar and Analuiac in regard to the payment of duties upon a 
cargo of goods. A. Df. S p. 2481 

1S53 Aug. 3Jf BrciiAXAX. James. London, [England.] To [William 
Learned ]\[arcy. Washington. D. C] 
Reporting his first audience with Queen Victoria. Cop v. 1 p. 
In no. 17, p. 4. ' 2482 

lSo3 Dec. 1 AxoxYMOUs. 

"Early history of San Antonio. The times of 1811 and 1812 
. . ."; correcting errors in the San Antonio Ledger of Sept. 17. Clip- 
ping from the lT>.<.^^/7/ Texan. 5 columns. 2483 

{1S53 L.4.MAR, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 



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"The first emigrant^ into Texas." A. Df. 4 p. 

Indorsed: "Information derived from Joe Kuykendall." 2484 

1S53 Mar. 13 Gibsox. F[enton] M. Eichmond. [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Richmond, Texas.] 
Account of Santa Anna's proffer of a gold snuff-box to Gibson while 
a prisoner on the InrincibJr, under Gibson's command, and of his at- 
tempt to commit suicide when on the point of beins^ taken on shore. 
A. X. S. 2 p. ^ 2485 

lS5Jf Marj 2S [La:n[ar, ^[irabeau Buonaparte.] Richmond, [Texas.] 
To William — . 
The past unavailing eftorts of his friends to save him from the con- 
sequences of habitual drunkenness: their inability to help him farther. 
A. Df. 1 p. " 2486 

1S55 Jan. 2 Galvestox. [Texas.] ]\rayor and Aldermen. 

Resolution, appointing Hugh ^IcLeod as delegate from Galveston to 
the Southern Commercial Convention to be held at New Orleans on 
[Jan.] 8, and inviting W. H. Stevens to co-operate with ^IcLeod. 
Copy. 2 p. 2487 

1S55 Jan. 10 Thrasher. J. S. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To ^[[ira- 
Beau] B[uonapartv^l Lamar, [Rir-hmond? Texas.] 
Sendinii, with comments upon iirrangement and -ubject-matter, man- 
uscript bearing upon the life of Santa Anna. A. L. S. '?* p. 2488 

[1855^ Jan. ?^ Lamai:. [^Tiiabeau Buonaparte.] Xew Orleans, [Louis- 
iana.] 
Address to the Southern Crunmercial Convention upon his retirement 
from the ]iresidency before tb(> ebve of tlu^ session. Df. :^> p. 2 ISO 

l^-'-~) M(ii/ 2.'{ DnniAM. Cioi-ue 1. Comptioller's Ollice. Austin. [Texas.] 
To L[ewis| >[. H. Washington, |\a<|iville? Texas. | 
Answering an imiuiry of \\';!>hington's regarding tlie increase of the 
public debt under Lamar'- a<!niini>tration. A. L. S. 2 p. 2490 



282 Texas Library and Historical Com:mission 

1855 May 29 Hamiltox, J fames.] Xew Eivcr, Beanfort District, 
South Carolina. To [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Richmond, 
Texas.] 
His own pamphlet reorarding the adjustment of the public debt of 
Texas; the recent act of Congress appropriating $7,500,000 for the pay- 
ment of the debt; Lamar's farm; personal plans. A. L. S. 4 p. 2491 

1855 June 10 [La:mar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Galveston? Texas.] 

"Information derived [from] James Campbell now residing on tbc 
Galveston Bay 10th June 1855" regarding Campbell's service in tlie 
-United States Xa\^' and his privateerins: career with Rapp and with 
Laffite; LafHte's last days; Long. A. Df.^ 23 p. 2492 

1855 Aug. 6 Burnet, David G. [Lynchburg, Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Richmond, [Texas.] 
The intended republication of Coleman's pamphlet; his own contribu- 
tions regarding Houston and the Cherokee land bill ; his wish for Lamar 
to contribute ; a message to Mrs. Lamar. A. L. S. 1 p. 2493 

1855 Sept. 10 Baker. Dan[ie]l. Huntsville, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Richmond, Texas.] 
Requesting advice regarding the validity of the claims of Austin's 
heirs, assigned to Austin College, and the ])e5t mode of bringing them 
before the Legislature; a gift of land by the heirs for tbe endowment 
of a professorship. A, L. S. 2 p. • 2494 

1855 Sept. 15 :\rcLEOD, H[ugh.] Galveston, [Texas.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Richmond, Texas.] 
Sending Durham to Washington, [1855, May 24] ; and the Civilian 
containing Houston's rep]v to Lamar and Burnet; G. B. L[amar]'s sug- 
gestions for an '^ironical chastisement" of Rusk by sending Lamar's 
article upon the debt and giving him advice ; the Pacific Railroad ; the 
proposed republication of [Coleman's] pamphlet; its effect upon Hous- 
ton; advice regarding the mode of attack upon Houston; family and 
personal news and messages. A. L. S. 2 p. 2495 

1855 Oct. 6 BuRXET, David G. [Lynchliurir. Texas.] To :\[[irabean] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Richmond, [Texas.] 
Memoranda in support of the charge of cowardice or lack of militarv 
capacity on the part of Houston in the San Jacinto campaign; inquiry 
regarding Lamar's intended use of the material; family and personal 
news and messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 249r» 

1855 [CiviLTAx and City?] Gaz[ettc. Galveston, Texas.] 

'T.afhtte and his Associates"; a vindication of Galveston Island. 
Clipping. 249: 

\1S55? I;A:\rAR, ^firabeau Buonaparte. Richtnr.nd ? Ti^xas.] 

"The force of the Texans on the Colorado" in the San Jacinto cam- 
paign. A. Df. 2 p. 249S 



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Papers of Mirabeau Buoxaparte Lamar 283 

[1355? Lamar^ ^lirabeaii Buonaparte, Eichmond? Texas.] 

"Memorandum" upon Houston's conduct of the San Jacinto cam- 
])aign. A. Df. 2 p. 2499 

[1S55? Lamar^ Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 

Houston's treatment of Commodore E. W. ]\roore; suits brought 
against him in Washington County, [D. C] A. Df. 7 p. 2500 

[1855? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Eichmond? Texas.] 

"Houston"; his career in Texas; especially in the Eevolution; his 
attitude toward banks. A. Df. 6 p. ^ 2501 

1856 Jan. 1 Natzmer^ B. von. Headquarters Commissary General, 
Eivas, [Nicaragua.] To C[yrinus] C. Fitzgerald, [Eivas? Nic- 
aragua.] 
On the fulfillment of a butchering contract of Fitzgerald . with the 
GoTernment. Cony. 1 p. 

With no. 2595.^'' 2502 

1856 Jan, 28 Cass, [L^wis. Senate Chamber, Washington, D. C] 
Speech upon the Central American question. A. Df. of Lamar. 2 p. 
S\Tiopsis. 2503 

1856 Mar. 29 Hall, Warren D. C. To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] 
Lamar, [Eichmond^ Texas.] 

Sending a certificate, [1815. June 12], regarding his service in the 

Republican Army; his attempts to write his reminiscences. A. L. S. 2 p. 

See no. 9. " ' 2504 

1856 Aug. 3 ^Fora, Juan E. San Jose de Costarica. 
Message to Congress. Printed. 7 p. 
Spanish. * 2505 

1856 Oct. 1 Frick, John H/ Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] To :Mira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Eichmond, Texas.] 

Jnquirv regarding the possibilitv of recoverinof claims for bounty 
lands of his clients. A. L. S. 2 p."^ ^^ 2506 

1857 Jan. Jf Savage & :\rcCREA. New York, [New York.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Eichmond, Texas.] 

The proprietorship and custodv of the plates of Verse Memorials. 
L. S. 1 p. 2507 

18')7 Jan. 21 .Vexotaca, Antonio, and Agustin Baurera. Austin, 
[Texas.] 
•"Notes taken from Captain Antonio Meuchaca and Agustin Barrera 
. . ." upon ]\riguel ^ronchaca, -loso ^lonchaca, Juan Garcia Cazo, 
^ii^ion and Gororiimo Horrera. T(i](m|!>, Santa Anna, Arrcdondo, Eli- 
?-ondo, Bernardo Gutierrez de T^ara, etc. D. S, T) p. 250S 

1857 Frh. 21 Blrxf.t, David G. [Lynchburg, Texas.] To M[irabcau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Eichmond^ Texas. | 
Acknowledging receipt of notes of Lamar's; his home occupations; 



284 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

his certificate regarding? a claim of Lamar against the government; sug- 
gestions regaruing '^oiir joint publication.*' A. L. S. 2 p. 2509 

1S57 Feb. 25 .ArcLr.OD, [Hugh.] Galveston, [Texas.] To T[homas]' 
J[efferson] Green, Wasliington, [D. C] 
Personal matters; postoffice and custom-house appointments: Pacific 
Railroad seock ; the Harrisburg road; Caz[neau] : indorsement of 
Lamar for appointment as minister to Xicaragua; personal messa^rcs. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 2ol0 

1S57 Mar. G Pusk. Tho[ma]s J., and J[ohn] A. Quitmax. .Washing- 
ton, [D. C] To Henry A[lexander] Wise, [Richmond? A^irginia?] 
Rtquesting his indorsement of Lamar for appointment as minister 
or as territorial governor. Df. 1 p. 2511 

1857 Mar. S Anoxymous. Washington, [D. C] To James Buchanan. 
[Washington, D. C] 
Introducing Lamar and indorsing him for appointment. 2 p. 2512 

1857 Mar. 16 Greex, Tho[ma]s J[efFerson.] Washington, [D. P.] 
1 Howell Cohb, [W'^s^^^^^'^o". ^- ^-1 
Inclosing AIcLeod to Green, [1857, Feb. 25], relative to the appoint- 
ment of a collector for the port of Galveston. A. X. S. 2 p. 2:;1-"") 

1857 May 1 Walker, William, and Cha[rle]s H. Davis. Rivas, [Xica- 
ragua.] 

Agreement for the capitulation of Rivas by Walker. Xewspaper clip- 
ping. 

With no. 2730. , 2514 

1857 May ^ Sawyer, C[aroline] :\r. [Xew York, Xew York.] To 
[AFirabeau 'Buonaparte Lamar, Washington, D. (\] 
Acknowledging receipt of a letter ; her own and her husband's pleas- 
ure at the pros])ect of seeing Lamar soon: ])ast relations: inclosing a 
poem for insertion in [T>/>-^ Memoria],s'\ : thanks for the dedication of 
an article to herself. A. L. S. 4 p. • 2515 

1857 May 8 Caxas. Jose Ar[ari]a. Rivas. [Xicaragua.] 
Safe conduct to C. C. Fitzgerald. Copv. 1 p. 
With no. 2595. ^ ' 251(^ 

[1857 May 12 LA:\rAR. ^Mirabeau Buonajuirte. Xew York, Xew York.] 
Preface to V<n'^e Mpinorlnls. Df. 2 p. 
hicomplete. 2517 

1857 May 10 Tanas. J[os,'] :\r[ari]a. Rivas, [Xicaragua.] To Crvri- 
nus I G. Fitzgerald. [Rivas? Xicaragua.] 

Tlie disp(,sition to bani>l. Fiizn^'rald (ui account of alleged conn(^ti«'i^ 
v/itlt Walkrr. Copy. 1 p. 

Will, no. 2595 " 251> 

[1857? July 7 Pal^fer. Jam/s H. [Xew York. Xew York.] T" 
]\firal)eau B[u(>n:ipart*.' | Lainar, Xew York, [Xew York.] 
Requesting an inicrvirw. A. L. S. 1 p. 251!* 



Papers of Mir^vbeau Buonaparte Lamar 285 

iSol July 10 Kv:NrAR. ^[[irnbeau] B| iionaparte.] Macon, Georgia. To 
Gaz[away B. Lamar, Savannah? Georgia?] 
Requesting him to take land in pavment of debts. Copv bv Lamar. 
2 p. " ' " 2520 

1857 Jvhj 20 [LA:\rAR. :\Iirabeaii Buonaparte.] ]\racon, Georgia. To 
Howell Cobb, [Washington, D. C] 
Inquiry regarding the time to be allowed him for arranging his pri- 
vate affairs before setting out for the Argentine Confederation; the un- 
official announcement of his appointment as minister in the WaMfUjton 
Union of [July] IS. A. Df. 2 p. 2521 

1857 Juhj 2S Cass, Lew [is.] Department of State, Washington, [D. 
C] To ^Eirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Macon, Georgia. 
Announcing his apjx)intment as minister resident to the Argentine 
Confederation. L. S. 1 p. 2522 

1857 Juhj 27 Willie, Asa 11. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [^Eacon? Georgia?] 
Lamar's appointment as jninister to the Argentine Republic; request 
for advice regarding a move thither. A. L. S. 4 p. 2o'Zo 

1857 Aug. 1 Cass, Lew [is.] Department of State, Washington, [D. 

C] To ^[irabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Richmond, Texas. 

Answering Lamar's inquiry in his letter of [July 28] regarding the 

time to be allowed him for settling his private affairs before leaving for 

his post. L. S. 3 p. 2524 

1857 Aug. 12 Page, Th[omasl J. Washington. [D. C] To :\rirabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, [liiehmond, Texas.] 

Application for the appointment of his son Th[omas] J. Page, [Jr-| 

as secretary of legation; sending his own synoptical rejx>rt of his lati' 

exploration of La Plata and tributaries. A. L. S. 4 p. 2525 

1857 Aug. 17 Black. J[eremiah] S. Attorney General's Office, [Wash- 
ington, D. C] 
Opinion upon tlie right of an American citizen to expatriate himself. 
Xewspajier clipping. 252(J 

^5-57 Aug. -11 Willie. Jaine*. Austin, [Texas.] To ^[[irabcau] 
B[uonaj)arte ] Lamar, [Richmond? 'lYwas. | 
Explaining tlie facts forming the basis of a statement made by a 
Gah'isturi X/irs correspnn<l(>nt that Tvamar's appointment was opjio-iHl 
by Rusk and ))V the Governor and other State otlicers and of their a]v 
parent j>refer(.'nee of Reily. A. l.. S. (5 p. 



C)>: t 



1857 So/if. 2 Wai.kki;. Willianu New Orleans. [Louisiana.] 'I'o 
Chirl'.-v .1. JeiilJiH. Aiigii>l.L (i'corL!'ia. 

The re-(-la!tli>iifnent of sia\er\ in \ !(;ii';;L'Ma. Clipping from a .\<'\\- 
York j^aper, repi-inted from the }l(th}l<' Mcrmn/. 

Headed: "Slaxery in ('"Utral AnuM'ie;) — Manil'esto of Geiiei-al Wil- 
liam Walker." 252S 



286 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

1857 Sept. J Willie, James. Austin, [Texas.] To M[irabeaiiJ 

B[iionaparte] Lamar, [Eichmond, Texas.] 

His own card in tiie Galveston Neius con-eeting the recent statenieiit 

regarding the alleged opposition to Lamar^s appointment; the regret of 

all concerned. A. L. S. 4 p. •^"5v>9 

1857 Sept. Jf. Ha:\[iltox, J[ames.] BkifEton, South Carolina. 'W) 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Eichmond, Texas.] 
Answering Lamar? letter of July 30 ; arranging for advance upon 
Lamar s salary; advice regarding his living arrangements in Xicarogua : 
Ins own claim against Texas and his journey to Texas to prosecute it ; 
personal messages. A. L. S. 4 p. .2530 

1857 Sept. Jf FiTZPATRiCK, E. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[iral.>au] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Eichmond, Texas.] 
Information regarding the Argentine Eepublic; advice; promise of a 
map. A. L. S. 2 p. ^ ^ 253] 

1857 Sept. 26 Willie, A[sa] H. Independence, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Eichmond, Texas.] 
Withdrawino- hjs apjtlication for appointment as secretan' of legation. 
A. L. S. 2 p.^ " 2532 

1857 Sept. 26 Burnet, David G. [Lynchburg, Texas.] To :M[ira-- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Eichmond, Texas.] 
Farewell ; retrospect : his own condition and hopes ; advice and good 
wishes: a \\o^ for the publication of "our ill-fated MS*^; "the manit'old 
errors ... in Yoakum's most disingenuous and sycophantic his- 
tory." A. L. S. 4 p. ' 2533 

1857 Sept. 29 Dolbear. Eufus. Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] To M[ira- 

beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Kew Orleans? Louisiana?] 

Protesting against, the action of the General Government in givinL" 

land to the "foreign missionary society" and neglecting edutation at 

home. A. L. S. 2 p. 253 \ 

1857 Sept. El Orden. Buenos Aires, [Argentina.] 
Volume III, no. 029, containing oflicial documents. 
Fragment. 2535 

1857 Oct. Jf LA:NrAR^ M[irabeau] B[uonaparte.] Washino-ton, D. ('"• 
To [J. M.] Cazneau, [Washington? D. C. ?] 
Presenting a copy of Verse Memorials as a joint gift from him-rlf 
and ^frs. Lamar. A. X. S. 1 p. 253(1 

1857 Oct. 5 Caplrs, Sue. Bavou Coq, [:\robilc? Alabanui?] To 
[^liraheau Buonaparte Lamar. Washingtou? D. C. ?] 
Thnnks for the inclusion of licr \( r-o.- in [T^'/wr }f<'f)ioriah] ; iiu los- 
ing an undated newspaper review. A. L. S. 3 p. 'i'>'''^* 

1857 Oct. 5 HAMir.TON. J[ames.] Blufi'ton, South Carolina. T.> 
[^rirabean Buonaparte Lamar, Washington? D. C. ?] 
His own itinerary on liis journey to Austin; his hope to meet Lamar 



Papers of Miilvbeau Buonaparte LA]\rAR 287 

on the way: advice against an intended address; the loss of his own 
address to the people of Texas [of Mar. 21, 1839 ?] ; his unsuccessful 
effort to induce C'harles Lamar to advance money for Lamars outfit; 
an outline of his own services to Texas. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Including appended memorandum. 2538 

1857 Oct. 12 AxDERSOX, J. L. Mobile, [Alabama.] To M[irahoau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Washington, D. C. 
Application for appointment as secretarv of legation. A. L. S. 2 p. 

2539 

1857 Oct. 17 Shaw, J. C. TJichmond, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [A\'ashington ? D. C.?] 
Lamars business affairs; the low price of cotton. A. L. S. 1 p. 25-10 

1857 Oct. 19 Austin, WTilliam] T. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] Bfuonaparte] Lamar. [Washington? D. C. ?] 
Burnet's disinclination to accept a proposed appointment; requesting 
Lamar's good offices \\'ith Cobb toward procuring the writer a govern- 
ment appointment: Eusk's death. A. L. S. 1 p. 2541 

1857 Oct. 22 Ktxg, F. I. N'ew York, [Is^ew York.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [W><shington ? D. C. ?] 
Sending a letter for delivery in Buenos Ayres. A. L. S. 1 p. 2542 

755 [7] Oct. 2U Gray, Geo[rge] 11., & Danforth. Boston, [Massa- 
chusetts.] To W[illia]m H. Hudson, Buenos Ayres, [Argentina.] 

Sending a package of books of engravings and price-lists of American 
hardware and asking his aid in opening trade. Copy. 2 p. 

^Yiill no. 25T2. 2543 

1857 Oct. 25 Pendleton, Jo[h]n. Redwood, [A'irginia?] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Washington? D. C. ?] 
Indorsing [Thomas] Page, [Jr.] for secretary of legation. L. S. 2 p. 

2544 

1857 Oct. 26 Lamar, G[azaway] B. " Augusta, [Georgia.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Washington? D. C ?] 
On Lamar's arrangements for paving his debt to G. B. Lamar; answer- 
ing Lamar's letter of [Oct. 18.] A. L. S. 3 p. 2545 

1857 Oct. 27 Savage, C. C. Xew York, [New York.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lanuir, [Washington? D. C. ?] 
Acknowledging receipt of a copy of [Vrn^e Memorials f] for correc- 
tion; suggestions reirarding a second edition. L. S. (bv authority). 2 p. 

2516 

1857 Oct. 20 Cobb. Trowell. Washington, [D. C] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Washington, D. C] 
Inclosing two letters from G. B. Lanuir; arrangements for paviuir the 
debt. A. X. S. 1 p. ' * ^2547 



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1S57 Oct. 31 Read, Harriette Fanning. Washington, [D. C.J To 
J. Villamil, Guayaquil, Ecuador. 
Introducing Lamar. A. X. S. 2 p. 2548 

1857 Nov. 2 Read, Harriette Fanning, ^yashington, [D. C] To 
^lirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Washington, D. C.] 

Inclosing her note of introduction to General Yillamil [Oct. 31]: 

Villamil's personality and public career. A. X. S. 2 p. 2519 

1857 Nov. 13 Hamiltox, J[ames.] Xew Orleans, [Louisiana.] 

"To the ]\rembers of the Senate and House of Representatives of tht* 

Legislature of South Carolina.'' 

Conditional acceptance of the proffered candidacy for the Unite*] 

States Senate to succeed Butler. Clipping from the Charleston Mercuni 

of Xov. [24], 1857. . 2550 

1857 Nav. 23 Hewes, Virgil H. Camliridge, [Massachusetts.] To 
[Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Washington. D. C] 
Reminiscences of their former acquaintance in Alabama; family and 
personal news. A. L. S. 4 p. 2551 

1857 Dec. 2 Smith, Jo[h]n A. Washington County, D. C. 

Certificate of the official qualification of John S. Hollingshead as a 
notary public of Washington County. D. S. (printed form filled out). 
1 p. ^ 2552 

1857 Dec. .4 Bell, Thomas S. Washington, [D. C] To [Mirabeaii 
Buonaparte] Lamar, Washington, [D. C] 
Application for appointment in the C'eniral American legation. A. 

isr. s. 3 p. 255;^ 

1857 Dec. S Joxf.s, F. W. Washington, D. C. To :\[[irabeau] B[uona- 
parte] Lamar. [Washington, D. C] 
Application for ap})ointment on the statT ot' the Xicaraguan legati-ni: 
his connection with Walker's expedition. A. X. S. 2 p. 2551 

1857 Dec. 9 Sawyer. Oscar G. Xew York, [Xew York.] To :\t[ira- 
beau] B[uona|)aite] Lamar, Washingtim, D. C. 
Application for appointment upon the staff of the Buenos Ayres leua- 
tion. A. L. S. 1 p. 255*» 

1857 Dec. 15 Walkkr. Robert J[ohn.] Washiuoton. [D. C] To Lrwi^ 
Cass, [Washington, 1). C] 
"Letter of Han. Robert J. \\'alker, resigning the otllce of Governor "i" 
Kansas.'' Pamphlet. 15 p. 255i; 

[1857 Pec. 21\ Bvcuasw, R. H. L. [Wa.diiri-t(Mi. D. C.\ To [Miv.i- 
beau Buonaparte| Laiiuir. | W'ashinmoii. H. ( '. | 

Xotifving him of a call ol' lUiciianr.ii and Augustus l(. Wriuht. A 
x: S. 1 p.^ 25:>: 



Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar 289 

JS57 Dec. 2S Buckaxax, James. Washington, [D. C] 

Commission to ]\[irabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, of Texas, as minister 

to Nicaragua. D. S. (printed form filled out). 1 p. 

Countersigned by Lew[is] Cass; United States seal . 255S 

[1857 Dec. 23?^ Page, W[illia]m K. [Washing-ton? D. C.?] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Washington? D. C. ?] 
On Lamar's transportation to his diplomatic post. A. X. S. 3 p. 

2559 

1857 Dec. 2h ED^roxsTOX, James. Washington, [D. C] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte Lamar, Washington, D. C] 
Eequesting Lamar^ influence in behalf of his own application for an 
army appointment ; conditional application for an appointment on the 
JSTicaraguan legation staff. A. L. S. 3 p. 2560 

1857 Dec. 25 Quixtero, J. X. Austin, Texas. To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Washington, [D. C] 
Sending a biographical sketch of Santa Anna sent by Antonio Xa- 
varro ; a sketch of Lamar s family, and a reprint of a }>oem of Lamar's ; 
the popularity of certain poems in Verse Memonals; criticism of an. 
article upon Lamar and the portraits of Lamar, Eusk, and Sherman in 
the Texas Almanac for [1858] ; a promise to send a sketch of Lamar and 
a poem dedicated to ^Irs. Lamar, both in Spanish, for publication in 
Central America; present occupation; Fontaine; Gibson; personal mes- 
sages; his loss of his autograph copy of Verse Memorials; his order to 
the printers for a new copy "at any price.'' A. L. S. 4 p. 25(51 

1857 Dec. 20 Eor^roxsTOx. James. Washington, [I). C] To [^Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar. Washington, I). C] 
Modifying his request for Lamar's good offices in favor of his apj>li- 
cation for a Federal appointment. A. X. S. 2 p. 25G2 

1857 Dec. 30 [Cass. Lewis. Washington, D. C] 

Instructions to []\[irabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, regarding his salary 
as minister to Xicaragua. Copy (extract). 1 p. 25(53 

1857 Dec. 31 Cass, L€w[is.] Department of State, Washington. [D. 

C] • ■ • 

Passport for ^lirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, as minister to ^ ica- 
rag-ua. D. S. 1 p. 2-S^y\: 

\1857^ QriN-TERO. J. A. Austin, Texas. 

Eeview of Verse Mrmorials. 15 p. 25(55 

[1857 COBH? Howell? Washington. D. C] 

"Editorial. General LaniarV opinion" ii])oi) tlie -Vdinini.-triition. (•>''■- 
cially in reference to tbc Knnsa,- (im'>iini) and ibe South. A. l>f. of 
Lamar. 2 p. * 25<;(; 

[1857'? La^far^ Mirab( au Bnonajiarte. San Antonio de Bexar? Texa-^. | 
"Iipspecting the movements of Jordan. Somiine and Canali.-." A. 
Df. 5 p. 



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Headed : "Information derived from J. M. ^Fonchaca, San Fernando, 
related to the Monchaeas in Bexar." 2567 

\JS57? LA:\rAR. ]\riraheaii Bnona])arte. San Antonio de Bexar? Texas.] 
Biographical notes relating to [Mignel. Jose, and Antonio Menchnca. 

Jnan Caso [Casas?], ^Eanuel Salcedo, Juan Sanbrano. and Trespala- 

cios; the nomenclature of Bexar. A. Df. 4 p. 

Headed: "'Trom Antonio ]\rem:haca." 2568 

1S58 Jan, 1 Tacoxes, X. Comandancia Militar de la Villa de la 
Yirgen, [Xicaragna.] 

Order for all inhabitants, native and foreign, to hold themselves at the 
disposal of the Government or leave the conntrv. Copy. 1 p. 

Spanish. " 2569 | 

ISoS Jan. 3 Cazxeau, William L. Washington, [D. C] To M[ira- I 

bean] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Xew York_, Xew York.] .| 

Inclosing [Adams express] receipt for boxes of Lamar^s; a passport | 

for Debrin, and a letter for Cullen: the Government policy with refer- 
ence to American interests in Xicaragua. A. L. S. 1 p. 25T0 

1858 Jan. 11 Thomas, James. Granada, [Nicaragua.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Managua, [Nicaragua.] 
Excitement over the reports of AYalkers departure from Mobile on 
Dec. 8 at the head of a body of emigrants; excitement in the United 
States over the Central American question; an article in the WasJiinn- 
ion Union; the President's message; Field. A. L. S. 3 p. 25T1 

1358 Jan. 11 Gray, Geo[rge] H., & Daxeorth. Boston, [Massachu- 
setts.] To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Buenos Ayres, [Ar- 
gentina, forwarded to Managua? Xicaragua?] 
Sending a package of books of engravings and price lists of Amerivan 
hardware and requesting his aid in opening trade; inclosing a simihir 
letter to W. H. Hudson, 1857, Oct. [24.] L. S. (by authority). 2 ]). 
See no. 2543. " 2572 

\^185S\ Jan. 15 Wasiiixgtox States. "Nicaragua and Costa Eica." 
Clipping. 
. Reprint. 2573 

1858 Jan-. 16 Kixx[e]y, H. L. Panama, [Panama.] To Mrs. Eiley. 
[San Juan, Nicaragua.] 
Introducing Lamar. A. N. S. 1 p. 2571 

1858 Jan. IS FoaiER, F[ermin.] New York, [New York.] To [^Fira- 
beau Buonaparte Lamar, San Juan del Norte? Nicaragua.] 
Requesting Lamar's good oihces toward tlie restoration of his prop- 
erty and the torniinati(Ui (U' Id- exile, tlie delivery of inclosed letter [i" 
his wife], and a co|»y of tlie replv to Molina's pamphlet and oi Jerez's 
reply. A. L. S. 1 p. 2575 



Papers of ^Mirabeau BuoxArARTE Lamar 291 

iSoS Jan. 10 Lamar, ^liraljcau Bfiionaparte.] San Juan del Xorte, 
[Nicaragua.] To Lewis Cass, Washington, D. C. 
Arrival; conditions; plans. Copy. 2 p. 2576 

1S58 Jan. 20 Buciiaxax. James. ^Yashington, [D. C] 

Commission to ^[iral)eau B[nonaparte] Lamar, of Texas, as minister 

to Costa Eica. D. S. (printed form filled out). 1 p. 

Countersigned by Lew [is] Cass; L^nited States seal. 2577 

1S5S Jan. 20 Bcchaxax, James. Washington, [D. C] 

Commission to ^Eiraheau B[nonaparte] Lamar, of Texas, as minister 

resident to Xicaragna. D. S. (printed form filled -out). 1 p. 

Countersigned by Lew [is] Cass; United States seal. 2578 

1868 Jan. 20 Stephexs, Ann T. Xew York, [Xew York.] To [:\rira- 
beau Buonaparte Lamar, [San Juan del Xorte? Xiearagua.] 

Urging his interpositio]i with tlic Xicaraguan government in favor 
of Fermin Ferrer. Copy. 4 p. 

Postscript by :^rartha E. Winterbotham. 2579 

1858 Jan. 23 Rice, Francis W. Panama, [Panama.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [^lanagua, Xiearagua.] 

Sending a letter of A^'alker to Jenkins ["of Georgia in relation to 

slaverv^ in Panama."] A. X. S. 3 p. 2580 

1858 Jan. 23 Deshox', John J. Leon, [Xiearagua.] To M[irahcau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. Managua, Xiearagua. 
Sending mail. A. L. S. 2 p. " 2581 

1858 Feb. 2 Buchaxax, James. Washington, [D. C] 

"Message to Congress, transmitting the constitution of Kansas, with 
the ordinance respecting the public lands, as well as the letter of ^Ir. 
Calhoun, dated Lecompton, the 14th ult., Ijy which they were accom- 
panied." Clii)ping from the Xeic Yorl- JTerald, Feb, 3, 1S5S. 5 columns. 
Including appended House and Senate debates. , 2o'^'l 

1858 Feb. ^ Savage, C. C. Xew Y'ork, [Xew York.] To [^Mirabeau 

Buonaparte] Lamar, ["Managua, Xiearagua.] 

Answering an inquiry of Lanuirs for a complete edition of [Ynsc 

Memoriah]: the failure of the publisher; arrangements for a second 

edition. L. S. 3 p. 2583 

1858 Feb. 4 BowLY, E. c^' Company. Xew York. [Xew York.] To 

[AFirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, [ATanagua, Xiearagua.] 

Requesting him to ,]uvsent to the governments of Costa Rica. Xioa- 

ra^ua, and San Salvador tlie claims of (loorgc IT. Bowlv C^- Company, 

of" San Juan del Sur, [Xivaragua.] L. S. 3 p. ' 2r^R[. 

1858 Feb. J, Bowly, George II. Xew Yoik. [Xew York.] To [:\rira- 
beau BuoTuiparte] Lamar, [Managua, Xiearagua.] 
Requesting his ]>rot('ctiou of George If. Bowly Oc Company against 
unjust claims. A. L. S. 1 j). 'l^iSo 



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1S5S Feb. 5 Tiro^[AS, James. Granada, [Xicaragua.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, []\[anagiia, Nicaragua.] 
Account of the late revolution in Xicaragua, including Walker's oper- 
ations, 1855-:\ray, 1857. L. S. 26 p. ' 258G 

[JS5S Feb. S La:\[ar, ^[irabeau Buonaparte. Managua, Xicaragua.] 

Address upon being presented to [President Tonias Martinez.] Df. 
2 p. ^ 2587 

185S Feb. IJ4. Lamar, ^liraljeau B[uonaparte.] United States Lega- 
tion, ^rana.snui. [Xicaragua.] To Gregorio Jnarez, [Managua, Xica- 
ragua.] 
Protest against the non-inclusion of Americans in the late amnesty 
decree, and request for the full pardon of Claudio Curbelo, an Ameri- 
can citizen under sentence of banishment for participation in the Walker- 
Eivas war. Copy. 9 p. ' 2588 

1858 Feb. 18 Cottreli, B. Sqnire. San Juan del X"orte, [Xicaragua.] 
To M[iral)eau| B[uonaparte] Lamar, Managua, Xicaragua. 
A statement regarding the seizure of the steamers of the transit route 
previously sent ; a suggestion for a hint to the government of Xicaragua 
to send a letter to Paulding thanking him for taking Walker out of the 
country; personal messages. A. L. S. 4 p. 2589 

1858 Feb. 19 ^[oxtealeoxe, Mar[ia]no. Chinandega. [Xicaragua.] 
To [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, ^Managua, Xicaragua.] 

Congratulation upon assuming the post of United States minister to 
[Xicaragua : irood Avishes for international relations. L. S. 3 p. 

Spanish. ^ 2590 

1858 Feb. 22 Foxtatxe. E[d]w[ar]d. Cima Yerde, [Texas.] To 
Mirabeau B[uona parte] Lanuir, [^fanagiia, Xicaragua.] 
Acknowledging receipt of Lamar's letter of Jan. 1-1- ; two copies of the 
Texas Almanac for 1S5S sent to the State Dei^artment to bo forwarded: 
criticism of the treatment of Fontaine's sketch of Lanuir-; legislation on 
the T^niversitv, the Geological Survev, and the issuance of United State- 
bonds; his own labors: his ])lans and hopes; personal messages. A. L. S. 
4 p. 2591 

1858 Feb. 2J^ Ttio:mas, James. Granada, [Xicaragna.] To :\[[irabeau] 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, ^[nuagua, Xicaragua. 

Sendin2f l)Ooks and newspapers: asking to 1)e allowed to send mail out 

with Lamar's official despatches for safetv: a]iolo2:ics for his letter of 

[Feb. 5.] A. L. S. 3 p. " 259-> 

185S F''b. 26 J^^MXn. ^Nrirnbenu B[uona]^arte.] United States Legation. 
^ranairua, [Xicaragua.] To Lewis Ca-s, [Wa^hinijtou, F). C] 
Arrival and official r.'ii'p; Imh ; hi.^ own fil'Mris to -ch-iwc ilic ratifica- 
tion of the pending United Sratcs-N icaragiuiu trcatv: opposing intbi- 
ences ; prospects: Vanderliilt. \\'cb<ter. the ^/.^kv ste.iiuei's. and tlie Stcb- 
bins-White contract: iiulividual chiiins: trausuiittiug documents. Copy. 
11 p. ' 259:5 



Papers of Mirabeau Buoxaparte Lamar 293 

185S Feb. [26 Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte.] TJnited States Lega- 
tion, Managua. [Xicaragua.] To Lewis Cass, [Washington, D. C] 
The detention at Castillo Viejo. Copy. 4 p. ^o9i 

[1858 Fel).?] FiTZGERAiD, C[Trinus] C. [Managua? I^icaragua?] 
To ^[[irabea.u] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Managua, Xicaragua.] 

His own career in Xicaragua: request for protection against persecu- 
tion for alleged complicity in filibustering. Copy. 5 p. 

See nos. 2502, 2516, 2518. ' 2595 

[1858 Mar. 6 Clover, Bertrand, and Mateo J. Glextox. ]\ranagua, 
Xicaragua.] To [Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Managua, Xica- 
ragua.] 
The claim of Manning and Glenton against the Xicaraguan govern- 
ment; their rights in relation to the new^ transit grant. Df. 3 p. 259G 

1858 Mar. 7 Clover, Bertrand, and M[ateo] J. Glenton. Managua, 
[Xicaragua.] To [Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Managua, Xic- 
aragua.] 
On the Manning and Glenton claim and the new transit grant. L. S. 
1 p. 2597 

[1858 Mar. 7 Clover, Bertrand, and Mateo J. Glenton, [Managua, 
Xicaragua.] 
Memorial to the President and Supreme Government, demanding in- 
formation regarding the j^^ending transit grant, and protesting against 
any governmental action in prejudice of the interests of Manning and 
Glenton. Df. 1 p. 2598 

1858 Mar. 7 Debrin, J[ose.] ^fanagua, [Xicaragua.] To ^lirabcau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Granada, Xicaragua.] 
Inquiry regarding Lamar's movements; news of the government oifi- 
cials; personal news. A. L. S. 3 p. 2599 

1858 Mar. 10 French, Parker II. Xew York, [Xew York.] To Cyri- 
nus C. Fitzgerald. San Juan del Sur, Xicaragua. 
His own break with Walker and his services to Xicaragua ; his work 
on Xicaragua: a request for President ^[artinez's daguerrotyj^e there- 
for, and authorization to dedicate the book to Martinez; other material 
desired; Fitzgerald's attitude toward filibustering: his refusal to co- 
operate with Somers's Peruvian schemes: Vanderbilt: the transit line; 
the importance to Xicaragua of ratifying the treaty; a Xicaraguan cor- 
respondent desired for his new daily paper; personal messages. A. L. S. 
4 p. . • 2000 

1S5S Mar. 16 Kixxey. 1L L. Aspinwall, [Panama.] To :\r[irabcau] 
B[iUHi.!i);M"te] L.unni, | T^IaTiagua, Xicnragiia.l 
Personal ]daiis: the ronsnlsbip at Greytown: the nia-ter of the con- 
tinuation of the Shepheril lV Ilailv grant to Kinney: arranucnieiUs for 
^Frs, Lamar's lodging in San Juan; the Schatzgcld| ? j will case. A. 

L. S. 2 p. ^" ^ *^ti<n 



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294 Texas Library axd Historical Commission 

1S58 Mar. 20 ^[eagiu-r, Thomas Francis. Punta Arenas, Costa Rica. 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte ] Lamar. []\[anagua], Xicaragua. 
Sending a letter and package; news of Washington friends. A. L. S. 
2 p. 2G02 

1858 Mar. 20 LA:\rAR, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Managua, [XicaragTia.l 
To Gregorio Juarez, [Managua, Nicaragua.] • 

Arguments in favor of ratifying the pending treaty with the United 
States. Copy bv Debrin. 27 p. " 

Also A. Df. of Lamar. 75 p. 

See no. 2668. - ^ 2603 

1858 Mar. 25 Zapata, rran[cis]co I). Managua, [Xicaragua.] To 
[Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Managua, Xicaragua.] 
Letter of farewell and good wishes upon returning to Leon. A. X. S. 
2 p. 2604 

1858 Mar. 25 [Cass, Lewis. Washington, D. C] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Managua, Xicaragua.] 
Instructions regarding his salary as minister resident. Copv. 1 p. 

2605 

1858 Mar. 28 Meagher,, Thomas Francis, San Jose, Costa Rica. To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Managua, Xicaragua.] 
Recommending lodgings. A. L. S. 1 p. 2606 

1858 Mar. 28 Fitzgerald. C[yrinus] C. Managua, [Xicaragua.] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Managua, Xicaragua.] 
Inquiry regarding the charges against him and the degree of protec- 
tion to be expected from the United States government. A. L. S. 1 p. 

2607 

1858 Mar. 29 Debrix, J[ose.] ^[anagua, [Xicaragua.] 

Receipt to ^lirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [^lanagua, Xicaragua j. 
for a quarters salary as secretary. A. D. S. 1 p. - 2608 

1858 Mar. 29 Lamar^ ^[[irabeau] B[uonaparte.] ^fanagua, [Xicara- 
,2^a.] To [Jose] Debrin, [^Eanagua, Xicaragua.] 
Answering Deijrin's note of []\[ar. 29] ; his willingness to retain De- 
brin as secretary. A. Df. S. 1 p. 2609 

1858 Apr. 1 [French? Parker H.:^] Xew York, [Xew York.] To 
Cyrinus [C. Fitzirerald, ^[ana.srua ? Xicaragua.] 

Stebbins and White: prospects for opening the line without o])]>osi- 
tion from Vanderbilt; WebstcT; the importance to Xicaragua of ratify- 
ing tlie treaty; his own connection with Castilh^n. 4 |>. 

Incomplete. 2610 

1858 Apr. 2 [Cazxeau, J. M.] Wa^hiiigti.n, [D. (\\ Ti^ :\[[iral)eaii j 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [^lanagua], Nicaragua. 
Sending nowspa])er' clippings indicative of tlic impressions formed of 
Lamar in Xicaragua: Xicaraguan ])oliey t<nvard foreigners: a sugge.— 



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Papers of Min^iBEAu Buoxaparte Lamar 295 

tion for obtaining a concession for a foreign settlement on Ometepe 
Island; influences against the ratification of the treatv. A. L. 2 p. 

1S5S Apr. [Jf] Lamar. ;\[iraheaii B[nonaparte. Granada, Xicaragua.] 
To the ]\[unicipalitY of Granada. 

Petition, praying 'aiuhority to piircJiase land for a residence ujjon tlie 
lake front. Df. 2 p. 

Spanish. 2612 

18-5S Apr. XoGUERA, J[ose] ^F [aril a. Granada, [Nicaragua.] To 
Mirabeau P.[nonaparte] Lamar, [Granada? Nicaragua.] 
The action of the Corporacion ?,Innicipal upon Lamars petition for 
authority to bnv a piece of ground on the lake front. A. X. S. 1 p. 

2613 

1858 Apr. 7 Curbelo, Claudio. San Jose, [Nicaragua.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [^Fanagua, Xicaragua.] 
Inquirv' regarding the charges against him, the mode of trial, and 
the degree of protection to be expected from the United States govern- 
ment. A. L. S. 1 p. 261-1 

1858 Apr. 8. Fitzgerald, C[yrinus] C. San Jose, [Xicaragua] To 
M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, []\ranagua. Xicaragua.] 
The status of hi? own and Curbelo's cases; private business of Lamars. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 2615 

1858 Apr. 10 Ameulaxcia, Lic[enciado.] Punta Arenas, [Costa 
Pica.] 
Advertisement of a menagerie. Broadside. 2616 

1858 Apr. 11 Fxos Costaricexses. San Jose, [Costa Pica.] 

Comment upon D. F. Schlesingers account in the Star and Herald 

of Panama, Dec. 30. [1857], of an attempt by a brother of t!ie Pn^si- 

dent of Costa Pica to bribe him to steal certain papers; corruption in 

pu})lic affairs. Printed. 3 p. 

Spanish. 2617 

1858 Apr. 15 ^Ieagkj-r, T[homas] F[rancis.] Cartago, Costa Pica. 
To ^[[irabeau] B[uona])arte] Lamar, [^lanagiia]. Xicaragua. 
The attempt? of Felix Belly and the Costa Pican government to 
secure the revocation of the lately ratified treaty: the poor representa- 
tion of the United States in Costa Pica; personal plans. A. L. S. 3 p. 

2618 

1588 Apr. 17 Tho^ua?. Ja[me]s. Granada. [Xicaragua. | To [^lirn- 
beau Buonaparte Lamar, "Managua, Xicaragua.] 
The prns|MT-t> of ratification of the troatv; tbc inlluonco .»l' lu-lly and 
De Barvel in bringing Martinez to his presi'Ut position; danger fr<uii 
English intrigues; requesting Lamar's good ollices in favor of Tb(una- - 
'leather schen-ie" ; inclosini:- a jM^tition to tbe Assenddv and a copy ot 
The Central Amrrican. A"". L. S. 2 p. 2610 



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[1S5S Apr. 17?] Tiio.A[AS, James. [Granada, Xicaragiia.] 

Petition to the Constituent Assembly of Xicaragua, praying the exclu- 
sive privilege of establishing a tannery. Df. 2 p. 

Spanish. ' 2G?0 

1S58 Apr. 17 [Cazxeau, J. ^[.] Washington, [D. C] To [Miraljeau 
Buonaparte Lamar, Managua, Nicaragua.] 
Lamar's autograph desiretl by the writer of a book on Texas ami 
her statesmen; Lamar's position in Xicaragua ; the Argentine Repuljlic; 
the foreign policy of Xicaragua in relation to the prospects of the coun- 
try; a suggestion for a foreign settlement; the abolitionist plot at the 
bottom of the treaty; the impossibility of ratification by the Senate; 
rumors regarding conditions in Xicaragua. A. L. 3 p. 2621 

1858 Apr. 23 Waddell, J. F. Galveston, [Texas.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Managua, Xicaragua.] 
Inquiry regarding A. E. Thornton. A. L. S. 1 p. 2622 

1858 Apr. 28 [Lamar, ^lirabeau Buonaparte, ^lanagua, Xicaragua.] 
To [Lewis Cass, Washington, D. C] 
The Rivas Convention. Copy (extract). 2 p. 
With no. 2631 ; incomplete. " 2623 

1858 Apr. [Lamar^ ^lirabeau Buonaparte. ^lanagua? Xicaragua.] 

'Tnformation respecting the Xicaragua Transit fro[m] the beginning 
to the pre[sen]t time April 1858." A. Df. of Lamar. 3 p. 2624 

1858 May J,. Debrix, J[ose]. Managua, [Xicaragua.] To B. Squire 
Cotrel[l], San Juan del Xorte, [Xicaragua.] 
Lamar's receipt of despatches from Cotrell; thanks for information; 
plans; the prospects of the treaty; personal messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 

262.-) 

1858 Mcoj 8 Cole, J. L. Leon, [Xicaragua.] To M[irabeau Buona- 
parte] Lamar, Managua, Xicaragua. 
Histon- of Central Americ-an politics and European interference since 
1850; the imperfection of tiie pending treaty; the labor situation and 
slavery in Central America. A. L. S. 6 p. 2626 

1858 May 17 Kixxey, IT. L. Aspinwall, [Panama.], Xew Granada. 

To []^rirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, ^ranagua, Xicaragua.] 

Gliddon; the ratification of tlie treaty by the United States Senate; 

Cotrell; Kennedy; soods sent to Lamar; the GrevtoMTi appointment. 

A. L. S. 3 p. ^ ' •^<'''' 

1858 Mail 20 Tjxo^ CosTAnrcEXSES. San Jose, [Costa Pica.] 

Comment upon the ])residential proclamation of [Mav] 15. Printed. 
3 p. ■ -^'-'^ 

1858 May 22 Priest, J[ohn.] San Juan del Sur. | Xieaiagua.] T<"> 
f^firabeau Buonaparie Lamar, ^lanagua, Xiearagua.] 
Letters and papers sent; the June steamer to the United Siai'-. 
A. L. S. -i p. •-''•■■-'^ 



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1S5S May 2S Lazviar. [^lirabeau Buonaparte. ^lanagua, Nicaragua.] 
To [Lewis Cass. Washington, D. C] 
His satisfaction witli the change in his mission and inritructions. 
Copy (extract). 1 p. ■ ^' 2630 

1858 May 28 [Lamar, ^lirabeau Buonaparte. ^Eanagua, Nicaragua.] 
To [Lewis Cass. Washington, D. C] 

Despatch no. 10, on a conversation with the acting minister of for- 
eign relations upon protection to American colonists, and on Belly's 
influence in conjunction with Costa Rica and San Salvador against the 
ratification of the treaty: the popularity of his railroad scheme and of 
European anti- American influence. Copv (extract). 4 p. 

Sec nos. 26-?3, 2637. • "" 2G31 

1858 May -^0 Laimar, Mirabeau B[nonaparte.] ^Managua, [Nicaragua.] 
To Sebastian Moreno, [Maiiagua, Nicaragua.] 
Plans for a trip together. A. Df. S. . 1 p. 2032 

[1858 May?] Meagher, T[homa?] F[rancis.] San Jose, [Costa Eica.] 
To ^I[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [jManagua? Nicaragua.] 
TTie success of the anti-American partv : his own approaching vuvage 
to the United States. A. L. S. 2 p.' " ' 2633 

1858 June 22 Schlesixger, Louis. San Juan del Sur, [Nicaragua.] 
To Mirabeau B[uonapartL^] Lamar, ^Fanagua, [Nicaragua.] 
The fraud practiced upon the writer by the Nicaraguan government 
in reference to the treaty. Copy. 2 p. 2634 

1858 June 23 [Lamar, Mii-al)eau Buonaparte. Managua, Nicaragua.] 
To [Gregorio] Juarez, [Leon, Nicaragua.] 

Congratulations and advice. upon the beginning of El Xacional : re- 
gret at losins: Juarez from ^fanagua. A. Df. 4 p. 

Spanish. ^ , ^ 2635 

1858 June 2Jj Fitzgerald, C[yrinus] C. Eivas, [Nicaragua.] To 

^[[irabeau] Bruonanarte] Lamar, []\ranagua, Nicaragua.] 

Eequesting his favorable attention to tlie interests of the American 

A[tlantic?] and P[acific] Sliip' Canal Companv; Schlesinger, A. L. S. 

1 p. ' . 2636 

1858 June 2Jf [Lamar, ^lirabeau Buonaparte, ^Fanaoiua. Nicarairua.] 
To [Lewis Cass. Wasliington. D. C.] 

Dispatcli numlir-r IL on tlie non^ratification of the Cass-lriznrri 
Treaty and tlie feeling in Nicaragua towards tlie United States. Copv 
(extracts). 4 p. 

With no. 263L 2637 

1S5S .Junr J 6 Er. Nacioxai.. Leon. Nicaragua. 
Voluiue 1, no. 3. l'rint»Ml. I p. 
Snanish. ' 2638 



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lJ85]S June Thcaeas, Ja[iiie]s. Granada, [Xicaragua.] To ^[fiia- 
beau] B[uonapartc] Lamar, ]\Lana,ij:na, Xicaragna. 

His own plan to return to the Ignited States; requesting letters <••' 
introduction. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Mostly illegible. 20^.9 

1S58 Juhj 12 Di'BRix. Jose, and Pastora Debrix y Mayorga. [^faiia- 
gua? Nicaragua.] 
Wedding announcement. Printed. 1 p. 2040 

[7555?] Jvhj 13 Heutfr [ ?] A. Panama, TPanama, Xew Granada."! 

To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Panama, New Granada.] 

A draft to be paid by \Y. Xelson: persontil plans. A. X. S. 1 p. 2Gil 

118589 July i;?] Hixe, Marquis L. [Managua? Xicaragua.] To 
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, Panama? Xew Granada.] 
Sending notes. A. X. S. 1 p. 2642 



1858 July Tiio:y[As, James. Greytown, [Xicaragua.] To [^lirabeau 

Buonaparte Lamar, Panama, Xew Granada.] \ 

Sending the Nem Yorh Timr-s containing a copy of the canal contract 
of Felix Belly with the presidents of Costa Pica and Xicaragua of May 1, 
[1858,] and an editorial article on the subject; personal plans: a rc- 
■quest for protection for ^Irs. Thomas in the event of public disturbance- 
in his absence; Allen & AYebster's unsuccessful attempts to secure tlu^ 
transit; Jerez's powers to treat upon the transit and to form a new- 
treaty with the United States. A. L. S. 3 p. 2r)-i:^> 

{1858] July 19 Debrix, J[oso. Managua? Xicaragua.] To Miral.cau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Leon, Xicaragua.] 
Personal matters and messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 264 J. 

1858 July 2Ji. Cole, J. L. Leon, Xicaragua. To M[irabeau] B[uoiia- 
parte] Lamar, [Leon? Xicaragua.] 
Sending the New Yorl- Herald of [June] 21 containing alleged state- 
ments of Presidents ^^artinez and ]\rora against the United States ; pul'- 
lic sentiment favoring the United States and tlie treaty ; the unconsti- 
tutionality of the present Xicara_£riian govei-nment: Jerez's character: 
his mission to the Ignited States: hi-^ ascendancv over ^[artinez : tbf 
writer's marriagre connection with ex-President Pivas. A? L. S. 1<^ p- 

26!'> 

1858 July 25 Cass. Lewis. Popartmeut of State, Washington. [D. (^| 
To Mirabeau B[uonaparto] Lamar, [Tycon. Xicaragua.] 

Acknowledging receipt of despatches nos. 8. and 10; inclosing n"ii- 
official copies of the Belly canal contract and tlio alleged manit\vto <.[ 
[Martinez and ^fora] ao■ain^t tlie Ignited States; instructions. Cop}- 
27 p. 

"Xo. 7." 2i;i': 

1858 Juhj [26 LA:\rAR, Mirabeau ?>uona])arte.] Leun, [Xicaragua. | 
To Gregorio Juarez, [Lcun, Xicaragua. | 
Asking: for a statement reu^aiding his conduct durinu; the discussion of 



Papers of Miilvbeau Buonaparte Lamah 299 

tlie treaty, in view of the charges in the statement of Presidents >rora 
and IMartinez in their manifesto of Mav 1. printed in the Xew Yovl- 
Herald of [June 21.] A. Df. 2 p. ' 2in: 

1858 July [SG I.a:s[ar, Miraheau Buonaparte.] Leon. [Xicaragua.] 
Protest against the misrepresentation of himself in the presidentinl 

manifesto of May 1. A. Df. 4 p. 
Incomplete. " 26-18 

\1858 J'ulij 26? LA:\rAR, Miraheau Buonaparte. Leon, Nicaragua.] To 
Patricio Eivas, [Leon, Nicaragua.] 
Requesting the authority for Piivas's alleged joint statement regarding 
Lamur in the presidential manifesto of May 1. A. Df. 2 p. 2GH> 

1858 July 26 Juarez^ [Gregorio.] Leon, [Nicaragua.] To Miraheau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Leon, Nicaragua.] 

Explanation of the manifesto of [May 1] ; the delicate situation of 
Central America; ex-President Rivas's non-participation in the mani- 
festo. N. S. 2 p. 

Spanish. 2650 

1858 July 26 Ju-Arez, [Gregorio.] Leon, [Nicaragua.] To Miraheau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Leon, Nicaragua.] 

Answering Lamars note of [July 26] ; inclosing his own former note 
of [Julv 26] ; explanation of the manifesto; Lamar's conduct rcsjx-cting 
the treaty. A. N. S. 2 p. 

Spanish. 2651 

[1S58 July 27"^ Juarez, Gregorio. Leon ? Nicaragua.] To [:\rirahcau 
Buonaparte Lamar, T^on? Nicaragua.] 

Suggesting a personal note to the writer similar to the suggested otli- 
cial note. A. N. 1 p. 

Spanish; with no. 2651. 2652 

1858 July 31 Eivas, Patricio. Leon, Nicaragua. To Miraheau [Buona- 
parte] Tiamar, [Leon, Nicaragua.] 
His own non-participation in the manifesto in the citv of Pivas. ^Fav 
1. A. N. S. 2 p. ' ' '^C^yry 

2858 Juhi 31 El Nacioxal. Leon, Nicaragua. 

Volume 1, no. 8. containing the Chiyton-Biilwer Treaty, Apr. 19. 
1850. Printed. 4 p. 

Spanish; see nos. 2403-6, 2456. 2654 

• 

] 858 July [Lamar, •'Miraheau Buonaparte.] Leon, [Nicaragua.] To 
[Lewis Cass, Washington. D. C] 

ITis reason for removing tlie legation to Lo(')n : puhlic siMitinirnt t'a\or- 
ing the treaiv and oppo^^ing Manintz; ^Iartinrz"s nmonstiuiiional ac- 
tion. A. Df.' 3 p. 

''No. -18''; fragment of despatch no. 19 appt^nded : src no. 2(>5<5. 2i:''5 



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1S58' Juh) KuiAR, Miraheau B[uonaparte.] Leon, [Xicaragiia.] To 
Lewis Ca?s, Washington, D. C. 

The principle to he followed in making reclamations for loss of life: 
the murder of Lawless; the American women summoned for examina- 
tion as filibusters: the need of a war vessel on the Xicaraguan cnas^. 
A. Df. S. -1 p. ' "• ?GoG 

"Xo. 19'*; see no. 2655. 

[1858? Juhj? La:\[ar, ^[iraheau Buonaparte. Leon? Nicaragua.] To 
[Lewis Cass, AVashington, D. C] 

The population of Xicarai^ua ; popular hatred of Martinez and Jerez. 
A. Df. 4 p. • 

Incomplete. 2C^r,': 

J 858 Aug. 3 Lamar, ^Mirabeau B[uon.aparte.] Leon, [Xicaragua.] To 
Gregorio Juai-ez, [Leon, Nicaragua.] 
Letter for publication in El Nacional, thanking the people of Leon 
for kindness; his sudden call to Managua. A. Df. S. 1 p. '2<;r)8 

1858 Aug. 6 Baylor, C. G. United States Consulate, Manchester. 
[England.] To [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, ^lanagua, Nica- 
ragua.] 
Introducing ^Ir. Synge. A. L. S. 1 p. • 2659 

1858 Aug. 8 [Laimar, ^lirabeau Buonaparte.] Managua, [Nicaragua.] 
To John Priest, San Juan del Sur, [Nicaragiui.] 
Requesting conference with the commander of the Sarariac regarcin.'J 
passage in his vessel. Df. 1 p. 2«)(iO 

1858 Aug. 8 Lamar, ^[irabeau B[uonaparte.] ^Fanagiui, [Nicaragua.] 
To [John Kelly,], San Juan del Sur, [Nicaragua.] 
Application for pas^sage to Punta Arenas, on the way to Costa Pica: 
directions regarding the forwarding of despatches. Copy. 2 p. 2<)<n 

1858 A Kg. 10 Grkf.n. ^Michael. United States Consulate, San Juan del 
Sur, [Nicaragua.] 

Protest, in view of his illegal imprisonment by Acting Governor Fan- 
tino Arrelano on Aug. 8. Copy. 10 p. 

Including appended certificates of John Priest. 2nr,? 

1858 Aug. 10 TiifRLOW, Caleb. United States Consulate, San Juan 'Id 
Sur, [Nicaragua.] 
Protest, in view of his illegal arrest ])v Acting Governor Faustina 
Arrelano on Aug. S. Co])y. 7 p. 

Includinir aT)pended cerlifu-ate of Jolm Priest. 2»«'!'^ 

' ~ ' ' ' iV 

1858 Aug. 11 Kelly. John. United States Stcnm Frigate Siinni'". 

San Juan del Sur. [Nicaragua.] To ^lirabeaii B[uonapart. ' 

Lamar, [Managua. Nicaragua.] 

His inability to furnish pa<saire: answerimx Lamar's letter of [Auir.] 

8. A. L. S. 1 p. ^ . ■ •^''- 



Papers of Miilvbeau Buonaparte Lamar 301 

1S5S Aug. 22 Deshox, John. Leon, fjN'icaragaa.] To M[irabeaiij 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, Managua, [Nicaragua.] 
Sending mail; Lamars seal; the declaration of Augustin Bernard, in 
the Sew York Herald of July 5. A. L. S. 2 p. 2G65 

1S5S Aug. 25 [LA:\rAR, Miral)eau Buonaparte.] Managua, [Xicaragua.] 

To — , ^lanagua, [Xicaragua.] 

Inclosing a docuinent directing his demand for indemnity for wronir-^ 

done American citizens; Lawless; reasons for delay. A. Df. of I)el)rin. 

3 p. ^K>(jiy 

1S58 [c, Aug. 26?] Debrix, J[ose.'] Managua, Nicaragua.] 

Draft of a letter to be sent by Lamar to the State Department in 

explanation of the letter to [Juarez, Mar. 20]. A. Df. of Debrin. 3 p. 
Unfinished; explanatory note of Lamar appended. 26Q'i 

ISoS Aug. 26 La^[ar. ]\Iirabeau B[uonaparte.] United States Lega- 
tion, Managua, [Nicaragua.] To Lewis Cass, Washington, D. C. 

Letter transmitting and explaining his letter of [March 20] to Gre- 
gorio Juarez. A. Df. S. 6 p. 

":\"o. 25"; see no. 2603. 2668 

[1S5S] Aug. 2S Cazneau, [J. M. Washington, D. C] To J[ose] 
Debrin, [Leon, Xicaragua.] 

Iler own and General Cazneau's wish for Debrin's appointment as 
secretary of leijation. Copy (extract). 1 p. 

^Vitl{no. 2688. " 2660 

1S58 Aug. SO Schlesixger, Louis. Leon, [Nicaragua.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonapaite] Lamar, [^lanagua? Nicaragua.] 
Statement regarding an alleged threat of Lamar relative to filibusters. 
A. L. S. 1 p. " " 2670 

1S5S Aug. [L.uiAR, ]\[irabcau Buonaparte.] United States Legation, 
]\ranagua, Nicaragua. To Lewis Cass, [Washington. I). ('.] 
Transmitting oiiieial correspondence ivgarding a misundcM'standing 
between the native commanihuit of San Juan del Sur and tlie com- 
mander of the L'nited States frigate Samuac. Copy. 1 p. 26T1 

ISolS] Alug.] *-Croxica de Costa l^ica." San Jose, [Costa Hica.] 
No. l-3r. 2672 

1S5S Sept. S Priest, J[ohn.] T'nitcd Stales Consul :ite. San Juan 
del Sur. [Nicarairiia. | To Miralx'au B[uonapaitt' | Lamar, [Mana- 
gua? Nicaragua.] 
A lost package; protests of the "people here." A. L. S. 1 p. 2673 

ISoS Srpt. 10 ^CFrLKsrvdEn. Loui-;. Loon, [ Niciir.igua 1 To ^firaheau 
B[uonaparte| Lamar, San erosc'. [Costa Kica.] 
Schlesinger's d'-hiycd corresj^ondence ""of the Colund)Us"; transit news; 
the noed of Laniar at Lei'-n. A. L. S. 1 p. 267-1 



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185S Sept. IJf Priest, J[olin]. Vnited States Consulate, San Juan (i.-I 

Sur, [Nicaraiiua.] To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Laniar, [San Jom'*, 

Costa Rica.]" 

Sending a lost package and protests of American citizens in Xir;i- 

ragna : a new revolution; recommending ^lills, tlie bearer; the co-t of 

transportation. A. L. S. 3 p. '^GT."* 

ISdS Sept. 18 Laimar, ]\rirabeau Bf'uonaparte.] San Jose, Costa Ki.a. 

To Auguste tTvint de Ixoodenbeck, [San Jose? Costa Rica r ] 

Requesting a statement regarding Tamar's remarks and deportmcii' 

relative to a filibustering expedition organized in Mobile against Xica- 

ragiia. A. Df. S. 2 p. "^ " 20 TC 

1858 Sept. 18 Kixt de Roodexbeck, Aug[uste] i\ Puntarenas, [Costa 1 

Rica?] To Mirabeau Bfuonaparte] Lamar, [San Jose, Costa Rica. \ I 

Regret at his failure to see Lamar before leaving San Jose; hope t<.r | 

Lamar's success in reaching an understanding witli the President "t | 
Cosl^a Rica; Lamar s attitude; expressions of personal friendship. A. 
L. S. 2 p. 2g:: 

1858 Sept. 2Ji Lamar, ^Mirabeau B[uonaparte]. To Pedro Zelcdoiu 

■ [Managua? Nicaragua.] 

Congratulations upon entering the Cabinet; the friendly attitude of 
himself and the United States toward Nicaragua. A. Df. S. 4 p. 

"Unofficial. Private.'' 2G:> 

1858 Sept. 29 Debrin, J[ose.] Leon, [Nicaragua.] To Miralji^au 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [San Jose], Costa Rica. 
Acknowledging recei])t of Lamar's letter of Sept. 2 ; his own dirti- 
culty in obtaining Cass's instructions for copying; the original; his pri- 
vate teaching. A. L. S. 3 p. 2GT'.> 

1858 Sept. Curbelo, Claudio. San Juan, [Nicaragua.] To [^lirabfau 
Buonaparte Lamar, San Jost', Costa Rica.] 
His own claims against Costa Rica and Nicaragua. A. L. S. 2 [•- 

2G.^" 

1858 Oct.-l UxiTED States Treasury Department. Comptroller's Oirui . 
[Washington, D. C] 
Circular of instructions regarding vouchcn'S of salary draft-, require i 
to accompany official accounts. D. S. (printed form) of W. ^[edill. :] v. 

2»5sl 

1858 Get. Ji Walsh, D. C. Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania.] To :\l|ir.i-' 
beau] B[uona parte] Lamar, [San Jose, Nicaragua.] 
Request for information regarding James B. Walsh. .V. L. S. 1 r 

2«>>2 

1858 Oct. 5 Thomas. Jaine<. New York, [New York.] To A[ira)»e.iu 
B[uonaparte| Lanuir. [San Jose. Costa Rica.| 
His own and John 1^'. liussrll's commercial enterprise: requesting jt-^- 
tection against the inlUu-nce of \V. R. C. \Veb>i<>r. L. S. 2 p. 2ti>:> 



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f 

I 1S5S Oct. 11 GovAx, :\[. F. Montgomery, Alal)ama. To Miral)t^au 

I [Buonaparte] Lamar, San Jose, Costa Rica. 

i Keqiiest for information regarding a brother. A. L. S. 2 p. 2GS4 

I JS5S Oct. 11 'Moiix, Jiian R[afael.l San Jose, [Costa Eica.] To 

I Mirabean B[nonaparte] Lamar, [San Jose, Costa Rica.] 

I ITis own departure for ids liacienda and Lamars visit there. A. X. S. 

I 1 p. 2G85 

f 

I iSoS Oct. 26 Di^BKTX, J[ose.] Leon, Xicaragiia. To ]\rira]jcau B[iiona- 

parte] Lamar. San Jose. Costa Rica. 
Transmitting a copv of [Cass's instructions] ; postal charges and med- 
dling. A. L. S. 3 p^ m^Q 

iSoS Oct. 27 Gavier, George. Cartago, [Costa Rica.] To M[irabeau] 
B[ucEaparte] Lamar. San Jose, Costa Rica. 
Invitation to visit him in Carta^^o. A. L. S. 2 p. 26S? 

I 

I 1S5S Oct. 27 Debrix, J[ose.] Leon, [Xicaragua.] To Mirabeau 

I B[uonaparte] Lamar, San Jose, Costa Rica. 

f Application for appointment as secretary of legation: postal ineHl- 

I ciency and meddling: personal matters: inclosing an extract from a 

I letter of Mrs. Cazneau. A. L. S. 4 p. 

^ "Confidentia?'; sec no. 2G69. 3(>S8 

1858 Oct. 27 Debrix,. J[ose.] Leon, [Nicaragua.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, San Jose, Costa Rica. 
Introducing Pedro Alvarado. A. L. S. 1 p. 2<kS9 

1S58 Oct. 30 Caxas Jose ]^[[aria.] San Jose, [Costa Rica.] To :\rira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [San Jose. Costa Rica.] 
Invitation to the President's banquet on Xov. 1. A. X. S. 1 p. 2090 

1S5S Oct. ^0 [LA:\rAR, ^Mirabeau Buonaparte.] United States legation, 
San Jose, Costa Rica. To Jose :\[[ari]a Cafias, [San Jose, Costa 
Rica.] 
Acceptance of the above invitation. Df. 2 p. 2691 

1S5S Nov. .!f Fellows, Thom.as. Puntarenas, [Costa Rica.] To [^Mira- 
beau Buona]")arte] Lamar, [San Jose, Costa Rica.] 
Application for secretaryship. A. L. S. 1 p. 2692 

1S5S Nov. 7 Fltxt, Farl. San Juan del Sur, [Costa Rica.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, San Jose, Costa Rica. 
.. A correction for Jiis "'protest''; the agreements of Stebbins and White: 

I the Drcotur. A. L. S. 1 p. ^ 269:^ 



lSr,S Nov. 7 [LA>rAR. Mirabeau Buonaparte.] San Jo^e, [Costa Rica.] 
Poem: "The Belle of Xindiri.*' A. D. 3 p. 2694 



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1858 Nov. 8 Mills, W[illia]m H. San Juan del Sur, [Nicaragua.] 
To ^[[irabean] B[iionaparte] Lamar, [San Jose, Costa Eica.] 

Inclosing a protest of Joseph X. Scott; rhe case of Masterton and 
others; transit news; George Fitzgerald. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Mutilated. ^ 2695 

1858 Nov. 10 Fellows, Thomas. Pimtarenas, [Costa Eica.] To 
[Mirabeaii Buonaparte] Lamar, [San Jose, Costa Eica.] 
Second application for secretaryship. A. L. S. 1 p. 2690 

1858 Nov. 12 [Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. United States Legation. 
San Jose, Costa Eica.] To Juan Eafael Mora, San Jose, [Costa 
Eica.] 
Letter on the eve of departure for Xicaragua, upon the friendly atti- 
tude and policy of the United States toward Central America. Df. 6 p. 

.269? 

1858 Nov. IS HiNE, Marquis L. San Jose, [Costa Eica.] To :\r[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Puma Arenas. Costa Eica.] 
Notification of notes inclosed or previously sent. A. L. S. 1 p. 269S 

1858 Nov. 21 LA:k[AR, :\rirabeau B[unnaparte] Punta Arenas, [Costa 
Eica.] To Juan E[afael] ^lora, San Jose. [Costa Eica.] 
Personal letter; flora's note of [Nov. T] ; argument against the rati- 
fication of the "Bellv contract' ; the attitude of President Martinez : 
Belly. A. Df. S. 45 p. 2699 

1858 Nov. 2J^ [Lamar, ^[irabeau Buonaparte.] Punta Arenas, [Costa 
Eica.] To ^[arquis L. LTine, San Jo-e, Costa Eica. 
Inclosing Lamar to ^lora, [1858, Xov. 21] : damage to his own books 
and papers in transit; cost of transportation. Df. 3 p. 2700 

1858 Nov. 28 Ckrda. Bias. Ecalejo, [Nicaragua.] To [^Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lauiar, Chiuandega. [Nicaragua.] 
vOn transportation for Lamar's baggage. A. N. S. 1 p. 270 1 

1858 Dec. 2 Lamar. ^Lrabeau B[uouaparte.] United States Legation. 
Leon, [Nicaragua.] To. Pedro Zelcdon. [Leon, Nicaragua.] 
Acknowlodaimr receipt of dcK-uments containing tbe claims of Janu's 
Dunn against Costa Eica. A. Df. S. 1 p. ' 2702 

1858 Dec. 6 Buchanan. James. Washington. [D. C] 

jVIessagc to Congress. Spanish translation. 14 p. 270:"5 

1858 Dec. 7 Ztledon. Pedro, ^rinisterio (]o Eelaciones Exterion-. 

Palacio Nacional, Loon, [Nicaragua.] To Miralieau B[uona[)art>' I 

Lamar, [Leon? Nicara£:ua. j 
Announcimr a visit of tb(^ Covornnu^nt to Chinanch'Lfo on | I^ecl 11. 
N. S. 1 p. " 2:01 

jSoS Dec. S Pi:r!KV. (n^rabl Kaoid. P)rlti>li ( 'ou-ulalc, C'linau'li'L:.!. 
. [Nicaragua.] To [Mirabeau Buonaparte I.aiuar. [.(M'.n. NicaraLiuaJ 
Acknowledging receipt of a di'sj)ate1i to he forwarded. A. L. S. I i-. 



Papers of Mir-ybeau Buonaparte Lamar 305 

JS-jS Dec. 18 HiXE, ^farquis L. San Jose, [Costa Eica.] To ^I[ira- 
beau] B[iionaparte] Lamar, Xicaragua, [Nicaragua.] 
Answering Lamar's letter of [Nov. 24] ; the delivery of Lamar to 
.\fora, [Nov. 21] ; the conditional ratification of the Belly contract by 
Co^ta Rica; meeting of the Nicaragnan Congress [Jan.]; postal med- 
dling. A. L. S. 1 p. ^' 2706 

IS.'jS Dec. 10 Gauffueau, Gnstave A. Realejo, [Nicaragua.] To 
M[irabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, Punta Icaco, [Nicaragua.] 
Mail waiting at San Juan del Sur. A. L. S. 1 p. 2707 

1S5S Dec. SO Desiiox, Jolm J. Polvon, [Nicaragua.] To M[irabeau] 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Le'on? Nicaragua.] 
Sending documents. A. 'N. S. 1 p. 2708 

[1S58?] Conway, [Edward F. Punta Arenas, Costa Rica.] To — 
Wells, [Punta Arenas, Costa Rica.] 
His own arrest; a message for Lamar. A. N. S. 1 p. 2709 

[185S? Lamar. Mirabeau Buonaparte. Managua? Nicaragua?] 
The affair at Virgin Bay. A. Df. 1 p. 
Fragment. " " 2710 

[1858?] Anonymous. 
Description of mines belonging to Dolores Garcia, of Managua. 1 p. 

2711 

[1858] Dt: Cordova, Jacob. 
Biographical sketch of Tjamar. Copy? 24 p. 
Spanish translation; c/. Dc Cordovd, Texas. . . . p. 179ff. 2712 

[1858 La:\[ar^ ^Lrabeau Buonaparte.] 
'*I^ose Notes Relating to the :\Iosquito country.'"' A. Df. 1 p. 2713 

[7>\7.S'?] Belly Contract. 

"The names of those members of the [Nicaraguan? Congress] who 
voted for and against the Belly contract." 1 p. 2714 

[1<S58? La:mar, ^[irabeau Buonaparte. Leun? Nicaragua?] 
Notes upon Nicaraguan history. A. Df. 1 p. 
Fragments. 2715 

\1S58? LA->rAR. Arira1)eau Buonaparte?] 

The modifications of the Cass-L-izarri treaty stipulated by Nicaragua; 
their real meaning. Df. 3 p. 271 G 

\185S? La^^far. Afiraboau Buonaparte. '>ranngua ? Nicaragua?] 

"^femoranda" upon \\'ebst(M''s aih'gc-d contract, as A'andcr'Diil'- :in\''it, 
■'•'ith (lie Costa Rira government f(n' la.kt^ and river steamers. A. Df. I p. 

2717 



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[185S? Lamar, Miraheau Buonaparte. Managua? Nicaragua?] 

The necessity of ^'mutual desire for mutual good^^ as a basis for in- 
ternational relation.-. A. Df. 1 p. 

Fragment. 2718 

{185S?'\ GOTTEL, H[enry.] 

"^[emorial of some of the many facts of injustice, outrage and horror 
that have been done during the ^reign of horror' of Wm. Walker in 
Xicaragiui." A. Df. 4 p. 

"Confidential and not finished." 2719 

{ISoS? Werstek, W. R. C] 

Wheeler's mistreatment of Captain Moreton and of Webster. A? Df. 
3 p. 

Indorsed: "Statement of A\ebster — Vanderbilt s agent in relation to 
some affairs with Wheeler, American ]\[inister in Xicaragua." 2720 

\_1S5S? Lamar, ]\[irabeau Buonaparte. San Jose? Costa Rica?] To 
Josefa Ana Mendoza, [San Jose? Costa Eica?] 
Sending an original poem ["The daughter of ^lendoza''?] A. L. 2 p. 
Spanish; signed: "Amigo.'^ 2721 

[tSoSl La^mar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. San Jose? Costa Eica.] To 
[Juan Eafael ^[ora, San Jose? Costa Eica.] 

On Central American destiny, policy, and international, especially 
Americnn, relations: tlie ^Fonroe doctrine. A. Df. 29 p. 

Spanish. 272? 

[18'^S? Lamar, ^Firabeau Buonaparte. Managua? iSTicaragua.] To 
[Tomas Martinez? Managua':^ Xicaragua?] 
Arguments against the ratification of the Bellv Contract. A. Df. 
17 p. " ' 272,'^ 

\^1S5S?'\ Sciilestxoer'. Louis. [Leon? Nicaragua?] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lanuir? ^lanagua? Nicaragua?] 

On a money transaction with tlie Nicara^uan government. A. L. S. 
1 p. 

Fragment. 2724 

[1S589 TiAMAR, ;\rira])eau Buonaparte. "NTanagua ? Nicaragua ?] To — . 

Frairment of a letter upon frankness of speech and fair deal in ir. 

A. DL 1 p. 2:?'> 

\1858?^ AxoxY^^rors. 

List of ai<les-dc-camp to the President [of Nicaragua?] during rh<' 
[Walker-Eivas?] War, witli tlioir present position or pension. 1 p. 2T?'' 

[1850?] Jan. 1 Doiclas. [Stophdi Arnold.] Xl-w York. [New Vcrk.l 
S[)ee('li u})on the Clayton-Bulwor treaty and the Central Anu'ri^aii 

question. Df. 2 p. 

Spanish translation. 27v7 



Papers of Miiubeau BuoxArARXE Lamar 307 

1S50 Jan. 23 Martixez, Tonias. Managua, [Nicaragua.] 

Invitation to tlie baptism of his first son, and to a ball, Jan. 23. 

Broadside. 

Addressed to Lamar. 2728 

1S50 Feb. S The States. Washington, [D. C] 

^•^[inister Lamar": an editorial defending Lamar against attacks in 
alleged ^"letter^r from officers of the United States ship Merrimac*' pub- 
lished bv the ''Abolition press.*' Clipping. 

WWi^no. 2:31. 2729 

[LSoO Feb. 01 Xew York Times. 
"Our ^[inister in Xicaragiia" ; condemnatory editorial. Clipping. 
With no. 2:31. ' ' 2730 

1558 Feb. 9 Cazxeau, .7. M. Washington, [D. C] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar. Leon? ><icaragua.] 

Inclosing newspaper clippings for and against Lamar; warning sug- 
gestions; ilie mistake in parting with Debrin; Jerez's advocacy of Lamar: 
the bitter feeling over the non-ratification of the treaty; its possible 
consequence. A. L. S. 3 p. 

See nos. 2729-30. 2731 

1559 Feb. 17 Gottel. Henry. Managua, [Nicaragua.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Leon? Nicaragua.] 

"Wire-pulling: the status of the Cass-Trizarri and the English treaty 
and transit matters; personal matters and messages. A. L. S. 3 p. 

2732 

-f ' " 

I 1859 Feb. 2i Field, De Forest. ^Managua, [Nicaragua,] To [:\Iira-- 

I beau Buonaparte] Lamar, [Leon? Nicaragua.] 

I Sending a document and an article; the ratification of the Britisli 

I treaty; the free transit project. A. L. S. 2 p. 2733 

i 1859 Feb. 25 1'piomas. James. Granada, [Nicaragua.] To ]\r[ira- 

I , beau] B[uona|)arte] Lamar, Leon, [Nicaragua.] 

I Approving Lamar's plan for buying projx^rty in Granada and making 

I his permanent residence there : real estate possibilities. A. L. S. 3 p. 

I ■ ' ■ 2734 



I 1859 Feb. 28 Davis. C[harles] H. Panama, [Panama.] To A[mos] 

I B. Corwine, Panama, [Panama.] 

I Sending a printed copy of the capitulation of Rivas. Copy. 1 p. 2735 

I 1859 Mnr. 2 Corwixe. Amos B. United States Consulate, Panamn. 

I [Panama] To M[irabeaii] B[iiona[)arte] T>amar, [Leon, Nica- 

ragua.] 
Sending [>rinled copv of the oapitubition of Pivas l)y Walker, and 
I Davis to C(U'wine [Feb.' 28.] A. L. S. 1 p. ' ' 

I See no. 2-)14. 273(> 



308 Texas Library axd Historical Commission 

1S59 Mar. 2 Cazxeau, J. :\r. [Washington, D. C] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Leon? Xicaragua.] 
Inclosing a letter to Debrin; tlie status of the Ousley and Caas-Iri- 
zarri treaties; popular feeling against England; Laniards mistake in not 
holding Debrin : a demand for Lamar's recall and the adjustment of the 
transit reclamations by force; Irizarri's defense of Martinez and of 
Lamar: the Ouslev protectorate; Nicaragua's ingratitude in trifling with 
tlie Cass-Irizarri treaty. A. L. S. 3 p. 2737 

lSo9 Mar. 2 Field. De Forest. ]\ranagua,- [Nicaragua.] To Mirabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Leon, Nicaragua.] 

Sending a letter of the agent of the American Atlantic and Pacific 

Ship Canal Company and a copy of the decree of free transit; its danger 

to American interests ; its statutes. A. L. S. 2 p. 2738 

1S59 Mar. 12 [Zeledox, Pedro.] National Palace, Managua, [Nica- 
ragua.] To [^Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, ]\[anagua, Nicaragua.] 

TvCgTct at Lamars departure for Costa Pica; the good results of his 
residence in Nicaragua: the reasonable nature of the conditions of rati- 
fication of the treaty proposed by Nicaragua. Df. 3 p. 

English translation. " 2739 

J 859 Mar. 21 Lacayo, Fern [an] do, and Sebastian ]\[arexco. Granada, 
[Nicaragua ] To ^L'rabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [^Fanagua, Nica- 
ragua.] 
Pegret at Lamar's approaching departure for the United States; his 
good ^York; the misfortune of Nicaragua. L. S. 3 p. 

Spanish; see nos. 2744, 2792-3. 2740 

1859 Mar. 21 La:mar, ^[irabeau B[uonaparte], Managua, [Nicaragua.] 
To the Congress of Nicaragua, [^Managua], Nicaragua. 

Presenting a collection of books for the proposed public library. 
L. S. 1 p ' 

Spanish. 2741 

ISoO^ Mar. 22 Carden'AS, J. Miguel, and An[toni]o Fall a. Secrctaria 
del Congresso Nacional, Managua. [Nicaragua.] To Miral'cau 
B[uona])arte] Ltimar, [^Fanagua, Nicaragua.] 
Tbanking him in the name of the Nicaraguan Congress, for his gift 

of books; answering his letter of ^Far. 2L L. S. 2 p. 27-12 

1859 Mar. 23 Pi0:^rAX, Pic]i[ar]d. San Francisco, California. To 
^F[irabeau] P)[uonaparte] Lamar. [^Fanagua, Nicaragiia.] 
Introducing Britten De Sliields, "'nephew of Judge Waller of Texas." 
A. L. S. 1 p. 2713 

;s7'V .]f'n'. I'f. Os(>nx(\ Paunio. Mnim-ua. | \i(arai:ii;!.] To ^NFirabcau 
1»| uouajiarte ! Lamar. | Managua. Nicaragua.] 

E\]lr.'^^ion^, in belialf of the municipality of Managua, of friendshifi 
niul uood \vi-h(s, in view of Lanuir's approacbing return to the United 
Siat<s. A. L. S. 2 ]). 

English translation; a/'/iciuhd to Wk 2T10. 2T4 1 



Papers of ^Iiiubeau Buoxapakte Lamar 309 

1S59 Mar. 25 ^[artixez. Tomas. ^[ana^^iia. [Nicaragua.] To Mira- 
beau B[ucnaparte] Lamar, TManagua, Nicaragua.] 

Answering Lamar's letter of [?klar. 24], announcing his approaching 
(jepartiire for Costa Rica; friendship and good wislies; the treaty hitely 
negotiated with Lamar. L. S. 3 p. 

Spanish. 2745 

[1859^? c. Mar. 2o?'\ AxoxY:\rous. . [Managua, Nicaragua.] To [Mira- 
beaii Buonaparte Lamar, ^fanagua? Nicaragua?] 

Farewell letter; expressions of personal regard and appreciation of 
good work for friendly international relations. Df. 2 p. 

Spanish ; mutilated. 2746 

1859 Mar. 28 Olivas, Hilario. Leon, [Nicaragua.] To [Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, [Leon? Nicaragua?] 

Farewell letter; good wishes in behalf of the inhabitants of the city. 
A. Df. of Lamar. 1 p. 

English translation. 2747 

1859 Mar, 28 Juarez, [Gregorio.] Leon, [Nicaragua.] To Mirabeau 
B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Leon? Nicaragua.] 
Farewell letter; official and personal good will. A. L. S. 1 p. 2748 

\18o9 Mar.?^ Axoxymous. To [Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, ^lana- 
gua ? Nicaragua ?] 

Farewell letter ; Lamar's effective work in establishing harmonious 
relations between the United States and Nicaragua. Df. 1 p. 

English translation. 2749 

\1S59 Mar.? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Leon? Nicaragua?] To 
[Pedro Zeledon? ^Lmagua? Nicaragua.] 

Acknowledging receipt of the English-Nicaraguan treaty negotiated 
by [Zeledon?] with Ousley ; his own lack of authority to negotiate a 
similar treaty. A. Df. 1 p. 

Spanish. " 2750 

1859 Apr. 8 Eodriguez, Jose D. Managua, [Nicaragua.] 

Peceipt to ^lirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar for $5.00 for writing a 
Spanish copy of the Lamar-Zeledon treaty. D. S. 1 p. 2751 

1859 Apr. 9-2Jf Field, J. De Forest. [Pcalejo? Nicara.srua.] To :\rira- 
beau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Managua? Nicaragua?] 

Notes upon the ^losquito question and the Bellv contract. A. D. S. 

7 p. ' 2752 

1859 Apr. 10 Murillo, Domingo, ^lanagua. [Nicaragua.] To ^Lra- 
beau B[uona|)arte] Lamar, [AFanagua? Nicaragua.] 
Sending cartridges. A. N. S. 1 p. 2753 

1859 Afyr. 13 Perry, Gerald \\:\o\\\. M:iiiagun. [Nicaragua.] To 
[Mirabeau Buonaparte] Lamar, Managua, [Nicaragua.] 
Kequesting a statement regarding the writer's remarks in relation to 
tlie rank of Col. Cooper, connected willi I'elly. A. N. S. 1 p. 2754 



310 Texas Lierary axd Historical Co:\tMissiox 

[1859 Apr. IS LA:\rAR, ]\Iirabcau Buonaparte. ^Managua, Nicaragua.] 
To [Gerald Uaoul Perry. ^lanagua, Nicaragua.] 
Statement of Perry's remarks regarding Col. Cooper. A. Df. 1 p. 

2755 

1859 Apr. 15 Perez, Jose Pifosa.] Panama, [Panama.] To Mirabeau 
B[iionaparte] Lamar, []\[anagua? Nicaragua?] 
Arrival; plans. A. I;. S. 1 p. 2756 

.1859 Apr. 17 ]\[artixez, Tomas. Managua, [Nicaragua.] To [James 
Buchanan, Washington, D. C] 

Commendation of Lamar's conduct, official and personal, as Minister. 
A. Df. of Lamar. 4 p. 

English translation. 2757 

1859 Apr. 2& Greer, Henry. New Segoyia, [Nicaragua.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Managna, [Nicaragua.] 
Inquiry regarding the receipt of a former letter of Greer regarding 
his claiin "against this State." A. L. S. 1 p. 2758 

1859 Apr. 29 Lamar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] United States Lega- 
tion, Chinandega, [NicaragTia.] To I^wis Cass, Washington, 
[D. C] 
The ratification of the Belly contract by Nicaragua against his oppo- 
sition. A. Df. S. 10 p. 

"No. 51." 2759 

[1859? Apr.?] AxoNYMOUS. 

General Lamars encounter yt'ith a stranger at the American Legation. 
Apr. 9, 1859. 1 p. 2760 

1859 May 2 Perez, J[ose] Eosa. Washington, [D. C] To Mirabeau 

B[uonaparte] I^amar, [Chinandega? Nicaragua?] 

Arrival and delivery of Lamars despatches; the changed tone of the 

President and Secretary of State: his own hope regarding the transit 

and canal policy of Nicaragiui : personal movements. A. L. S. 2 p. 

2761 

1859 Mail 3 Sei'Del, Francis. Chinandega, [Nicaragua.] To Mir[a- 
beau Buonaparte] Lamar, United States Legation, [Chinandega. 
Nicaragua.] 
Sending a document to be certified. A. N. S. 2 p. 2762 

1859 Maij 26 Tiio^ias, James. Granada, [Nicaragua.] To ^[[ira- 
beau] B[uona,parto] Lamar, Pealejo, [Nicaragua.] 
Asking for juail : sending tlie C'^nirnl Anirrica?) containing an article 
abusing Lamar and the irnited States GovernuK^nt. A. L. S. 1 p. 276:") 

[1859 c. Junr 7? Lamar. ^Mirabiau ?)Uonnp;-irte. Punla Arenas? Co-ta 
Rica?] To tlic Governor of Piinta Arenas. [Costa Rica.] 

Protestinir against the treatment of the prisoner Edw[ar]d F. Con- 
way. Copy. 4 p. 

"Not sent." 276 1 



Papers of ^IirasEAu BuoxArAKTE Lamak 311 

[1S59 June 7 La^ear, ^Tirahcau B| uoiiapartc] Pimta Arenas? Costa 
Rica.] To the Governor of Punta Arenas, [Costa Pica.] 
Protesting against the treatment of the prisoner Ed [war] d F. Con- 
way. A. Df. 2 p. 27Go 

ISoO June S Traeta [ ?] P. Gobernacion de Punta Arenas, [Costa 
Rica.] To ]\[irabeau B[nonaparte] Lamar, [Punta Arenas? Costa 
Rica.] 
Answerina: Lamar''? letter of [June] regarding Edward F. Conwav. 
L. S. 1 p.^' 

Spanish; "Xumero 60." 2760 

ISoQi June 10 Caxa:, Jose M[aria.] San Jose, [Costa Rica.] To 
M[irabcau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Punta Arenas, [Costa Rica.] 
Letter of farewell in view of Lamar's approaching departure for the 
United States. A. L. S. 1 p. 2767 

1S59 June IJf Lockwood, Sam[ne]l. L'nited States ship Cyane. To 
Manuel Caiias, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica. 
Promising to send to Meridian a witness in favor of Edward F. 
Conway; answering Caiias's letter of [June 14.] Copy. 1 p. 2768 

1S59 June 2J,- Hixe, Marquis L. San Jose, [Costa Rica.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Punta Arenas, [Costa Rica.] 
Lamar's illness; inquiry regarding his plans. A. L. S. 2 p. 2769 

1S59 June 28 ^^Fayer. F. Lepanto, [Costa Rica.] To [^Mirabeau 
Buonaparte] Lamar, Punta Arenas, [Costa Rica.] 
Lamar's illness: arrangements for his visit to Maver. A. L. S. 1 p. 

2770 

1S59 June 29 Hixe, :Marquis L. San Jose, [Costa Rica.] To [Mira- 
beau Buonaparte Lamar, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica.] 
Lamar's health: his own disgust with tlie course of Costa Rican poli- 
tics; his willingne-s to be Lamar's successor; Ousley's diplomacy; Con- 
ivay's case ; ansAvering Lamar's letter of [June] 26. A. L. S. 4 p. 2771 

1859 June SO Deshox, John J. Leon, [Nicaragua.] To :M[irabeau] 
B[iionaparte] Lamar. State Department. Washington. [D. C] 

Forwarding a letter from Greer: Jerez's movements: United States- 
"Nicaraguan relations: a request for aid in securing a consulate; good 
\\-ishes. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Mutilated. 2772 

[18f)9 June or Jnli/] Vv^urn. Tho[ma]s ^^\ [United States Ship 
Cijanc. Harbor of Punta Arenas, Costa Rica.] To [^[irabeau 
Buonaparte Lamar? Punta Arena-? Costa Rica?] 
A clique against CoinmaiKier l.ockwooil : fia^inrnt of a letter trans- 
mitting a letter [to Toucey?| A. L. S. 1 p. 

Incomplete. 277;> 



312 Texas Library axd Historical Commission 

1S59 Juh/ 1 IIiXE, Marquis L. San Jose, [Costa Eica.] To [Mirabeaii 
Buonaparte Lamar, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica.] 
A question reprarding his own despatches to Washington; inclosing a 
letter for Washington ; personal good wishes and messages. A. L. S. 1 p. 

.2774 
1859 July 2 Caxas, Jose M[aria.] Punta xirenas, [Costa Pica.] To 
Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Punta xVrenas, Costa Rica.] 
Appointment for a call; declining an invitation to call upon the Com- 
mandant of the Cyane. A. X. S. 1 p. 

Spanish. 2775 

1S59 July Jf LocKwooD, Sam[ue]l. United States Ship Cyane, Harbor 

of Punta Arenas, [Costa Rica.] To M[arquis] L. Hine, San Jose^ 

[Costa Rica.] 

Requesting him to look after the cases of Conway and three of the 

crew of the J. R. Mora. Copy. 3 p. 2776^ 

1859 July -4 Lamar, Mirabeau B[uonaparte.] Punta Arenas, [Costa 
Rica.] To Edward F. Conway, Punta x\renas, [Costa Rica.] 
Advice regarding his conduct during his imprisonment; sending money 
for his fellow-prisoners. A. Df. 3 p. ' 2777' 

1859 July Jf Field, Jos[ep]h De Forest. San Juan del Sur, [[NTica- 
ragua.] To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, Richmond, Texas, or 
Washington [D. C] 
Requesting the passport issued to the writer by Canas at the capitu- 
lation of Rivas ; Jerez ; Zeledon : the Xicaraguan Congress ; the Honduras 
revolution. A. L. S. 3 p. ' 2778 

1859 July J-t Upshur, Tho[ma]s W. United States Ship Cyane, [Har- 
bor of Pimta Arenas? Costa Rica.] To ^r[ira])eau] B[uonaparte] 
Lamar, [Punta Arenas, Costa Rica.] 
Requesting a word to President [Buchanan] in favor of the writers 
application for appointment in the ^Marine Corps. A. N. S. 1 p. 277^ 

1859 July 10 RuxxELs. Raw [don?] San Juan del Sur, [Nicaragua.] 
To M[irabeau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Washington, J). C. 
Forwarding letters: Lamar's health; the Xicaraguan Congress; per- 
sonal messages A. L. S. 1 p. 2780 

1859 July 21 Jerez, "Maximo, ^fanagua. [Nicaragua.] To ^lirabeau 

B[uonaparte] Lamar. [Washington, T). C] 

Congratulations upon arriving at homo ; a free transit decree of ^fav 

30; a new contract witli BoUv: the ratification of the Tjamar-Zeledon 

treaty. A. L. S. 2 p. " 2781 

1850 A}i(i, 29 T A:\rAR. "Mirah(»aii B[uonaparte]. Washington, [D. C] 

To [Isaac Tourey, Washington, D. C] 

Inclosing a note from [Thomas W.] L^psliur in regard to the mis- 

understandimr between Captain Lockwood and his sul)ordinate ot^u-ers. 

A. Df. S. 1 p. 27S? 



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Papers of Miiubeau Buoxaparte Lamar 313 

1859 Aug. 30 [Lamar, Mirabcau Buonaparte.] Washington, [D. C] 
To Tomas Martinez, ^Eanagua, [Xicaragua.] 

The adoption of '"'the proposed amendment to the Lamar-Zeledon 
treaty '^ ; the transit question ; international relations ; American recla- 
mations ; Lamar s successor. Professor Dimitry. A. Df . 4 p. 

Mutilated. 2783 

1859 Aug. 30 Lamar, ;N[irabeau Buonaparte, AYashington, [D. C] To 
[Maximo Jerez, ^[anagua, Nicaragua.] 
Acknowledging letters: '^the adoption of the proposed amendment to 
the Lamar-Zelcdon"' treaty; the credit due to Jerez therefor; the transit 
question; international relations; Jerez's high standing in the United 
States; personal plans; inclosing a card giving his own Texas address. 
A. Df. 3 p. 2784 

1859 Aug. 30 [Lamar. ^Mirabcau Buonaparte.] Washington, [D. C] 

To Pedro [Zeledon, Managua, Nicaragua.] 

The striking out of the ^^objectionable article in our treaty^' upon tbe 

enforcement of the neutrality laws; the troubles of Nicaragua from 

^'unprincipled interlopers.'' A. Df. C. 2 p. 2785 

1859 Aug. 30 Lamar, Mirabeau B[nonaparte.] [Washington, [D. C] 
To Pedro [Zeledon, Managua, Nicaragua.] 
The striking out of the '^^objectionable article in our treaty" upon the 
enforcement of the neutrality laws; the transit question; international 
relations; American claims against Nicaragua; Zeledon's "place, ]\[ount 
Lookout." Copy. 4 p. ^ 2786 

[1859? Aug,? Lamar, Miral)eau Buonaparte. Washington, D. C] To 
[Lewis Cass, Washington, D. C] 
"The progress, difficulties and present state of the mission" to Costa 
Rica and Nicaragua. Df. 7 p. 2787 

[1859? Aug.? Loiar. :\lirnbeau Buonaparte, Washington? D. C.?] To 
[Lewis Cass? Washington? D. C.?] 
PVagment of a despatch upon the settlement of the Nicaraguan ques- 
tion. A. Df. 2 p. ^ 2788 

[1859 Aug.? LA:NrAR. ^[irabeau Buonaparte. Washington? D. C.?] 
To [Lewis Cass ? Washington ? D. C. ?] 
Submitting accounts for diplomatic services. A. Df. Ip. 2780 

[1859 Aug.?] K\:^[Ar. ^[[iraboau] B[uonaparto. Washington. D. C.'\ 

Account aizainst the Ignited States for diplomatic services, Doc. 30. 

1857_Aug. L5, 1859. A. Df. p. 2790 

[1859 Aug.? Kvmar, "Nfirabrau Buonaparte. Washington? D. C. ?] To 
[Lewis Cass, Washin^non. D. C] 
Last official connuuniration : apologizing for tbe stvle of his diplo- 
matic despatches, and retracting censorious criticisms. Df. 2 p. 2791 



314 Texas Library and Historical Commission 

1S59 Oct. Jf Lamar^ ^Nlirabeau B[uonaparte.] Riclimond, Texas. To 
Panfilo Osorno. ^lanaeua, Xicaragua. 
Answering O^orno's letter of Mar. 24. Copy. 3 p. 
Appended to no. .2:40. ^ 2792 

1S59 Oct. Ji La:\[ar, ^lirabeau B[iionaparte.] Richmond, Texas. To 
Fernando Lacavo and Sebastian Marenco, Granada." Nicaragua, 
Answering tlieir letter of '^^ar. 21. Newspaper clipping. 
Appended to no. 2740. 3793 

1859 Oct. 2Jf FoxTAiN'E, E[d]w[ar]d. Hinds County, near Jackson, 

Mississippi. To Mirabeau B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Richmond, 

Texas.] 

His own second marriage and circnmskinces ; his anxiety regarding 

hi.<5 eldest son's conduct and condition; an invitation to visit his Hinds 

county plantation. A. L. S. 4 p. 2794 

1359 Nov. 29 Burxet. David G. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] 
B[nonaparte] Lamar, [Richmond, Texas.] 
Appreciation of an invitation to visit Lamar; his own desolate con- 
dition; the authorship and truth of the historical compend of the Te:cas 
Almanac for 1S60: the fallacy of democracy; personal messages. A. 
L. S. 2 p. " 2795 

1859 Dec. 15 Starr, Ja[me]s H. ;N"acogdoches, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, Richmond, Texas. 
Congratulations upon his mission and home-coming; business con- 
nected with Lamar's lands ; personal matters and messages. A. L. S. 
2 p. ' 2796 

\_1S5 — ? Jj^^ixu, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas?] 
Review of the poems of [Philip James Bailey?] A. Df. 8 p. 2797 

[1S5 — ? iJ^yiAii, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas?] 

On the writing of history. A. Df. 3 p. 279S 

[ISo — ? Lamar. ]\Iirabeou Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas?] 

"Fable'' of the lion and the jackal. A. Df. 3 p. 2799 

[755 — ? Lamar, ^^lirabcau Buonaparte. .Richmond? Texas?] 

History of the earlv attempts of foreigners to gain a foothold or to 

colonize in Texa« : Xolan : John Brady: Bastrop; Richard R. Kcene ; 

Gutierrez de Lara: ^IcGee; Kempr: Lockett; Perry; Ross; Aury : 

Xavier ^[ina : Humbert : Lallemend : Laflito, etc. A. Df. 85 p. 

Headed: "Chapter 2nd*': original pagination not continuous. 2800 

[185 — ? LuVMAR. ^rirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas?] 
Adventures of Xavier Afini after the d(Mth of Perry. '^7 p. 
Finished form and rough note?. 2801 

l7S5—? I^iMAK, Mirabeau Buona]iarte. Richmond? Texas?] 

"Biografia Breve de Lorenzo de Zavala." A. D. G5 p. 2S02 



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Papers of ^Iirabeau Buonaparte Lamar 315 

[ISo — ? La:\[ar, ]\Iir;ibGaii Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas?] 
The head of the Church. A. Df. 6 p. 
Spanish: in no. 2472, p. 1-17. 2803 

[ISo — ? T^vmar, Mirabeaii Buonaparte. Eichniond ? Texas?] 
On civil and religions liberty. A. Df. 1 p. 
Spanish; in no. 2172, p. 33^. 2804 

[185 — ? L^VMAR, Mirabeau Bnonaparte. Richmond? Texas?] 

On prudence. A. Df. 1 p. 

Concluding paragraph of a discourse [ ?] mostly a quotation from 

■Paley; m no^ 2472, p. 38. "^ 2805 

[186 — ?] Anonymous. 
Spanish poem upon a Portuguese gentleman in France. 1 p. 2806 

[185?] Anonymous. 
Fragment of an arithmetic. 2 p. 
In raised type. 2807 

[185 — ] Anonymous. 

Credit due Lamar for the educational system of Texas. Df. 1 p. 

2808 

[185 — f Lamar, ^Mirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 

^Tnformation derived from Josep[h] W. Andrews^' regarding the 

operations in the vicinity of Goliad in 1836. A. Df. 16 p. 

Indorsed: "Information from Capt Joseph Daniels Falls of the 

Brazos*'; mutilated; partly illegible. 2809 

[185 — ? liAMAR. Mirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 
Biography of Gutierrez de Lara. Xotes, drafts. 1 portfolio. 2810 

[185 — ? Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 
Notes from Poinsett's Mexico. A. Df. 59 p. • 
Two note-books of 32 and 27 p. respectively. 2811 

[185 — ? La:\[ar, ^[irabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 

History of ^Fexico : "Chapter 1st Colonial government and Policy of 
Spain. — Chapter 2nd. Bec^inning of the Mexican Revolution." A. Df. 
55 p. ^ 2812 

[185 — ? JjXMxn, Mirabeau Buonaparte. Richmond? Texas.] 
The Catb.olic Church in Mexico. A. Df. 4 p. 
P. 24-27 only. 2813 

[185—?] Anonymous. 

Notes upon tlic hi>tory of tlie do])artmonts of Texas and municipali- 
ties of Ausiin's colon V to ISo."). 2 p. 2814 

[n. d. KvMAR, ^Firabeau Buonaparte.] 

^liscellaneous undated notes from secondary works; Spanish exercises, 
etc. 2 portfolios. 28 L") 



ERRATA AND ADDENDA 



I After number 525 insert: 

I 1SS7 Jan. 2 Jerxigax, H. W. Columbu?, Georgia. To M[irabeau] 

I B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Culumbia], Texas. 

I Introducing Mr. Jimmerson. A. L. S. 1 p. 526 

I- 

I After number 13^8 insert: 

I i5J9 Jw/^e -3^ "Williams, Sam [ue]l M. Galveston, [Texas.] To M[ira- 
l beau] B[uonaparte] Lamar, [Houston, Texas.] 

I Sending a letter and a book from General Hamilton; his own inten- 

tion to use his influence for harmony o!: feeling and action in public 
I matters. A. L. S. 1 p. "" 134 

After number 1G35 insert: 
' [183—?] R[0YALL], E[ichara] E. [Houston? Texas.] 

Xotes upon the settlement and early history of De Leon and De Witt's 
oo!onies; De Leon's unjust treatment of Thomas A. Powell. A. D. S. 
2 p. 1G3(> 

After number 2108 insert: 
ISU Oct. 6 AusTix, Henry. Bolivar, [Texas.] To M[irabeau] B[u(m- 
aparte] Lamar, [Austin, Texas.] 

Application for appointment as chief justice of Brazoria County to 
succeed [William B.] Scott, deceased. A. L. S. 1 p. 2100 



INDEX 



Abercrombie, James, letter. 1152. 

Abolition, GG4, 708, S37, 1441, 2021. 

Adamson, John, letter. 1827. 

Adamson & Company, 145G. 

Adverti/^er of the Port of Matamoros, 
106-7. 

Agency of Texas at New Orleans, 924, 
1085, 1154. 

Aguilar, Francisco, statement. 2287. 

Alabama \'olunteers, see Volunteers 
from Alabama. 

Alabama Grays, 425, 709. 

Alaman, Lucas, letter, 54. 

Alamo, calls for help for, 338 (Travis), 
342 (Smith); fall. 351, 836: origin of 
the name, 1654; victims. 543, 2427. 

Aldrich, Collin, 845, letter, 902. 

Aldridge, William, agreement, 738. 

Alexander (schooner), 764. 

Aliens, exclusion from office, 956. 

Allen, , 576. 

Allen, , 687. 

Allen & Webster, 2043. 

Allen, James :\I.. 1338; letter, 2087. 

Allen, John K., 232, 274, 294, 776; let- 
ter, 775. 

Allen, John M., 1010: jurat, 2190; let- 
ters, 1085, 1282, 1392. 

Allen, John O., 1985. 

Allen, O. H., 109. 

Allen, William Y.. 883. 

Alley, , 245. 

Almonte, Juan Xepomuceno. 356, 390, 
1255, 1259, 1291, 12'.)!), 1303. 1315; 
custody and disposal of. 482: letter, 
371 ; release. 485. 

Alsbury, Thomas J., letter, 836. 

Alvara'do, Pedro. 2089. 

Amarillas, ;Mart{uOs de las, letter, 2. 

Ambulancia, , 2610. 

American Atlantic ^t Pacific Ship Canal 
Company, 2636, 2738. 

American National Common School Con- 
vention, lS,i9, 1157. 

American Whig Society (Princeton), 
1576. 

Amira, Pablo, letter. 2327. 

Amnesty law of IS.i.j. 2407. 

Amory.Nathaniel, 204^^; certificate, 956; 
document, 1511; lettiis, 1078. 1350, 
1487, 1512, 1515, 1559, 1733. 2002. 

Ajiahuac, cust<>nis disputes. 24SI; <lis- 
turbancvs, />•>'. ^ 110-14. ll(i-03. 5 15, 
1618 20, 1027, 2412: disturbances. 
1835, 201, 203 4. 2215. 1017, 1025; 
history, 1018. 1021, 2407. 

Anahuae. fort of, 140. 

Anaya. , 9. 

Anderson, A. A., 1707; letter, 1485. 



Anderson, J. L., letter, 2539. 

Anderson, Kennet L., 804, 908, 1115, 
1165, 1170, 1519; letter, 1205. 

Anderson, Thomas P., 2202-3; joint let- 
ter, 2200. 

Anderson, William P., 861, 864. 

Andrews, Garnet, letter, 1042. 

Andrews, J. D., letters, 1730, 1863. {See 
also League, Andrews & Company.) 

Andrews, John, 1151; joint letter. 'l 150. 

Andrews, John T., joint letter, 828. 

Andrews, Joseph W., 2809. 

Andrews, Robert, 3. 

Andrews. S. P., 955. 

Anduze, N. B., 1602. 

Anglo-Americans, 118; Cherokee rela- 
tions, 230; ingratiture to Mexico. 135, 

Annexation of Texas, 462, 499, 544, 548,. 
581, 588, 640, 708, 837, 914. 1002,. 
1763, 2175, 2194, 2197, 2200-2: ap[)li- 
cation, withdrawal, 758, 831, 835. 858,. 
862; convention, petition, 2191; pam- 
phlet on, 647. 

Anonymous letters and articles: i'<lG, 
13-14; 1S27, 70; 1S29. 78, 90; l>,'>0, 
103; 1832, 163; 1S3',, 193; lS3o. 219, 
221, 281; 1836, 390. 419-20, 443; Is.i7, 
535, 589, 641, 645, 647; hS38, 821, !>47, 
968; 1839, 1405, 1008; lS3—t 
1624, 1632, 1642, 1058, 1003, 1000; 
ISJfO. 1964; 18^2, 2149; 18U. 217.3, 
2176-7; rS.'f.i, 2194, 219t;-8. 22<n ; 



18. 



v>. 



2259. 2261; 18.',!', 2373; 18)- 



2409, 2423. 2429, 2438, 2440, 2453; 
i.^^J/, 2473; 18.')2, 2480; L'^53. 24S3; 
1851, 2512; 1858, 2617. 2028. 2711, 
2726: 1859, 2740. 2749, 2700; 185— ? 
2806-8, 2814. 

Anthony, D. W., 109. 

Antony^ , 130. 

Applenum, John, 312; letter. 1986: or- 
ders to, 303, 311; receipt, 316. 

Aransas, citizens' meeting, proceedings, 
1341; custom house, 1240, 1341; liv- 
ing conditions. 1^38, 764; port, 303. 

Archer, Branch Tanner, 120. 222, 708, 
762, 1203, 1449, 1753. 2081. 2094. 2ti!>8, 
2101. 2117; biography. 2407; U-tterg, 
660, 1071. 1391; memoranvkim, 519; 
orders. 2009; urgeil to run for the 
presi<lency, 433. 

Archer. Powlmtan. 120.3. 

.\rcher llou-v, \',Iasr,.. Ot;0. 

Archives, removal to Ansiin. 1402. 1 J20, 
1491-2, 1577-8; ri'tention at Au-lin, 
18.U, 2130, 2151. 

Argentine Kepublie, 2521-5; informati«m 
on, 2531. 

Arfspe, Raniun, report to. 71. 



320 



P 



Index 



Arista, Mariano, 170, 2377. 

Armistice witii Mexico, ISJfS, 2152, 2154- 
6, 2203. 

Armory, Houston, 940, 1155. 

Armstrong:, James, letters, 1236, 2051; 
speech, 1600. 

Army of Texas, 395, 530, 931-2, 1785, 
2100; addresses to. 3G0, 375, 1745; 
attitude toward the hind question, 
552, 55G; ch^thinfr and supplies, 337, 
404, 415; claims for service in, 933, 
936, 939; commander-in-chief, 262, 
269, 411, 4S4; conditions. IS-'iG, 445; 
dispersal, 792; election returns, 262. 
330; force in the field, iS.?.S, 784-5. 
790, 799-800; insubordination, 414, 
576; movements, IS-iG, 427; muster- 
roll, 353; needs, 265. 350, 374; officers, 
346, 353, 410-11. 788, 942, 1425; or- 
ganization, 808, 970; provisions, 311- 
13, 400, 407, 415; receipts, 298; trans- 
portation, 316; troubles, 1836, 341, 
427; (See also Recruiting; Volunteer 
army; Volunteers from the United 
States; etc.) 

Arnold, Tla^'den, joint petition, 1241. 

Arredondo, .loaquin de, 19, 2508, 

Arsenal (Austin), troops. 2100. 

Ashworth, Jesse, 1729. 

Atkinson, , 21. 

Atkinson, KlizalK^th. letter, 1013, 

Atkinson, T. J., letter, 1176. 

Aubrey & Kinnev, 2081; letters, 2079, 
2093, 2108. 

Auditor of Texas, report, 1S36, 451. 

Auf/ic^to, Chronicle, 78. 

Auirustine. Henry W., 1776. 

Amy, Luis, 2800, 

Austin, , conduct, 1062. 

Austin, Knulv, src Brvan, Emily Aus- 
tin, 30, and' Perry, Emily Austin, 109. 
117. 
■Au-tin, Ilenrv, biofrraphv, 2407; letters, 
11. -)4, 21ft9.* 

Austin. Jani''s Elijah Brown, death, 
82-3. 

Austin, John, 113, 118-20. 124, 127. 129- 
31". 134, 138. 140. 142, 150, 157-8, 104; 
bhurrajdiy, 2413; command, 1832, 128: 
c Mid art. I>3 2, 135; land, 555; orders, 
123. 125 6. 

Au-tiii. Mary I'roun (Mrs. Moses Aus- 
tin). 3. :{<•. 36. 41 ; letter, 45. 

Austin, .M<»s,-s, 3(»; liiuuraphy. 2, 2407; 
e(»l.«ni/iiti<'n plan>. 32: death, 36; jour- 
ney to Mi--.'Uri. /7.''^•-7, 6; letters, 31- 
2: h)-^-*. />.^/. 32: njeniuranduni, 6; 
papers, 5, 

Au>^tiu. Sl*-i«!H-!i Full.T. 1S7. 461, 552; 
;iddrv-s .It l...ui,vilb', l.^.iC. ;U5: nd- 
iii<'>s of u-'iconie t^>. Is.',*, !,')(; ; arri- 
val at V.'la>i'.». />•.''>*. 3I>2: attitudf, 
/N.i/, ItH); biout.ipliy. 3, 2»l»7; candi- 
dacy. I.^.Ul, 427, -i;{3: eirmlar. 229; 
colMiists. 3; 0'niniaMd<'r-in-cbi<>f : 



elected, 243, superseded, 262; corres- 
pondence on file in Bexar, 690, 2024; 
diary, 1821, 35; diary, 1833-.'/. (prison 
journal), 176; Fisher's relations with, 
16(55; Hawkins's co-operation with, 36; 
health, 82, 93; heirs' claims, 2494; 
Indian talk in behalf of , 232 ; influence 
toward modification of the- decree of 
April 6. 1830. 175; letters, 1S21, 30, 
18.23, 48-9, 1829^ 77, 82-3, 1830, 93, 
97-8, 1832, 109, 115, 117, 1833/ liU- 
7, 170, 1834. 179, 185, 1S35, 196, 235, 
1836, 391, 394, 397, 1406; letters to, 
45, 195, 200, 223, 234, 236, 242-3, 245- 
7, 253 ; memorandum, 6 ; mission to 
Mexico, 1833, 518; movements, 1832, 
147, 160; notes, 47; order, 252; pa- 
pers, 51, 531, 626; plans, 1835, 202; 
portraits, 5; proclamation, 67; recep- 
tion at San Antonio, 1821, 2411; re- 
gard for Lamar, 794; release, 1835. 
202; report to, 251; speech, 228; 
translation of laws, 33. 

Austin, William T., 131, 154, 160, 2084; 
appointment, 945-6; biography of John 
Austin, 2413; letters, 1690, 1871, 
1888, 2058, 2172, 2*541; Texas Revo- 
lution, 2178. 

Austin family, records, 3, 2407, 

Austin (city), 1041, 1044. 1201, 1266, 
1396, 200f, 2083 ; bail, 2395 : barbecue, 
2153; building, 1294, 1320, 1368, 1375; 
citizens, 1368; condition, LS.'f3, 2151; 
defence, 1743; description, 1839, 1430- 
1; general satisfaction with, 1402; 
health, 2071; Indians near, 1474, 1818, 
1863, 2342, 2434; Lamar's real estate. 
1402, 2306, 2311, 2376, 2401; latitude 
and longtitude. 2036; laying otf, 1264. 
1320, 1363: liviuL;- conditions, 1839, 
1361; lots, 1308," 1352, 1390', 1517. 
1805; mail service, 1505, 1686, 1872, 
1870; maps, comment, 1717-18, 1738; 
meeting of Congress. 1839. 1361; plan, 
modifications, 1294: public dinner, 
1976; roads from, 1474. 1837; 
sketches, 1431; strei'ts, naming. 1363; 
topography, 1294, ( Nrv- «/.<»o Archives; 
Capital; Ca[)itol : Waller, Edwin, etc. ) 

Austin (Sloop of war), 1815, 1823, 
1825. 

Austin Citij (Ja.zrtfc, 1485, 1556, 2063. 
2131. 

Austin College, 24!>4. 

Austin, jurisdiction, ayuntaniiento. see 
San Felipe de Austin, ayuntamiento. 

Austin. jurisdietioM. conunittee of safe- 
ty, letti-rs, 229, 235, 240. 

Austin, Villa de, sec San Felipe de Aus- 
tin. 

Austin c^ William.-*.-^ coli)n\', land titb--^. 
202. 

Austin's coloni<-s. 1(U2, 2431; atTairs. 
1!>9; Au>tin'.> visit to, 1821, 35; bt-- 
ginnings, 48-9, 2408. 2411; citi/.t-ns' 



Index 



321 



attle. 


1S3.5, 


Long 


s cap- 


Loiiff 


3 sur- 


216?: 


( See 



from. 



moeting, July, 1833. 144; Indian diffi- 
culties, ISli-S't, 243U; inhabitants, 
130, 145; laws jjoveinintr founding, 
33; militia, 119: municipalities, 2814; 
Xavidad, Karankawas and Lavaca 
settlements, 141, 14.'5. 1,31-2; popular 
confusion, 151: Williams' etl'orts to 
arouse to lovaltv to Mexico, 147. 

Autry, , 294/ 

Avers, Ijewis, journal, 33(3. 

Avish Bavou, district, inhabitants. 160- 
"3, 415." 

Bache, R., letters. 450. 1350. 
Badgett, J. B., 34G. 

Bagly, , 585. 

La Bahia, alcalde, 40-1; 
501 ; commander, 2G, 40 
ture of, 1831, 37. 40-1 
render, 42, 1G53; road 
also Goliad.) 
Bailey, E., letter, 1178. 
Bailey ? Philip, ? 2797. ' 
Bailev, Samuel A., letter, 1814. 

Baker, , 1214. 

Baker, Daniel, letter, 2494. 
Baker, Frederick, k-tter, 430. 
Baker, Joseph, historical note 

2449; letter, 982. 
Baker, Joseph (V) 723. 943. 
Baker, Moseley, 225, 251; accDunt of 
defense of Brazos cro^iing, 1G5G: ar- 
rest ordered, 214; guest of Zavala, 
1S3.5, 209; letter.-^.' 444. 044. 
Baker, Mosoley ■'. 723, 743, 943. 
Baldwin, John, 1955. 
Bancks, C. W., letter, 1744. 
''Band of Brothers," 1447, 1449. 
La Bandera (Matamuros ) , 23tJG. 
Bank of the United States, 844, 1002, 
149G; connection with Texas tinances, 
8G2, 8G9, 1304, 1313, 1475, 1494. 1533- 
4; proposed branch in Texas. 535, 
1500. 
Banks and bunking, Texas, G5G 
941, 947, 980, 1310, 1G79, 2043, 
2501. 
Barataria L, 28G. 
Barl)ev, Theodore, circular, 2037; 

2050. 
Barlivdt. D. P., 2(»99. 
Barhy.hi, J. P., 17G9; order to, 1872 
Baring Brothers, Lomlon, 9S4. 
Barker, John, d(jcunient. Gl4. 
Barkeson, Richard, letter. 780. 
B.irnard, Joseph IL, K'tlrr, B)G3. 
Barnett. CJ.orgc W ., 10 1'.*." 
B;nn\\*'ll, .laiui's. 787. 

Barragan, , 21!». 

I'ancra. Agu>tin. ii-t 

25U8. 
Bannt, D. C, 227. 251 
Barrios y .lauii'uii i. -I.i 
Bartlett,'('ocoin, 1<)70. 
Bart..n. , 12!>4. 



2059, 



letter. 



42; 



Bartons, 147. 

Bassett, C. W., letter, 1088. 

Bastrop, Baron de, 7, 32. KUl, 2800. 

Bastrop (town), citizen;^' meeting, let- 
ter, 149; Indians near. 893. 1474; 
public dinners, 1480, 14S5. 2119. 

Bastrop county, citizens, 2119. 

Bates, Thomas, 1173. 

Baudin, Charles, 1191, 1249, 1255, 1314; 
visit to Texas, 1249. 

Baxter, Eli H.. 548. 

Baylor, John W., GS8. 

Bavlor. Robert Emmet Bledsoe, lettt rs, 
735, 904, 2055. 
Grillin, letter, G3G. 
Henrv, 1448. 



H. &i Company, letter, 1721. 
— , search for Long's expedition, 

, 722, 1128, 1169, 1174, 1194, 

196; grant, 
. Dun- 
postal 

letter, 424. 



G8S, 

Bayne, 

Baznet, 

Beach, 

Beal. - 
1611. 

Boale, ■ 

1207, 1235. 

Beale, Charles A., colonv, 
441, 803. 

Beall, Susan Caroline, and Hill 
can, 579; v. Smith, 580. 

Bean, Peter Ellis, 547. oiio. 

Beaumont, custom house, 1251 
service, 1125. 

Beck, , 1182. 

Beck, P., 1988. 

Bedell, Georare \V 

Bee, , 1239. 

Bte, Barnard E., 762, 797, 805. S:]ry, !)S7, 
1031, 1232, 1296, 1938. 1991. 2olS. 
2031; commended to Lamar, 544; 
confirmation as Secretary wf Stat*-, 
923; deed to. 555: expectations re- 
garding a" Texas-Mexican treaty, 142t*. ; 
hopefulness, 1358: introtluced. 38(;, 
408; letters. 512. 81o-ll. 840, 910. 
1148, 1182. 1231. 1233. 1239. 1259. 
1284, 1290-1, 1298-!). 1301-3. 1314-17, 
1524. 1987. 2060. 208.3: mission to 
:Mexico, llG!). 1330, 1350. 13()1, 1473: 
;'-[>ri'sident, 777; 
• r;il)inet. 835. 
2212. 2350. 
1524. 

•lu. 2325, 2336. 
2199, 2255, 2350, 

\rir Orleans Bee. 



with T«^\a^ 



1-; 



nominati.Mn f(n- vie 

resignation from tin 
Bee, Barnard E., .Jr.. 
B(x\ :\Irs. Barnard K., 
B(H\ Hamilton Brioh 

2343, 2346; lett<-r>. 

2363. 
Ber, New Orleans, scr 
Beisel, Fredei 
B<-»lLrium. relations 

174S, IS 47. 

1^11. -. 2434. 

Bell, A., joint letter 
Bell, Pet.r llan-bi; 

to, 2394: lelleis 

movtineni-.. I ^ Ti . 2."..')7, 
B.'tl, T.. 22.-.3: U'tww 2_'.-. L 
Bell. I homa- S.. btler. 25: 
I'.ell. Thomas \V., 132. 
Bell. William, letter. I'.tS!). 
li<'l!. William W., 108!). 



k F.. Joint petition, 2113. 



1424, 



238 1 . 






uu'i. - 


:iss : 


a. hires 


415, 


l!l.".V 


2117 



ihiO. 



^9'? 



Index 



"Belle of Xindiri." (L.imar). 2(;!)4. 
Belly, Felix. 2()!»n. 27.)4: canal contracts, 

dfscussion. 2(i4t;, 2(;!M>. 2714. 2723. 

27o2, 27.')!), 27S1: inlhience a,2;ainst 

treaty. 2(118-19, 2ti;U ; railroad sclienic. 

2631. 
Belt, P. F., notes from, 547 : statement, 

610. 
Bennet, Valentine. 3:34, 918; letter, 917. 
Bennett. Joseph, 1.525. 
Bentliuysen, A. B.. letter, 633. 
Benton,^ Tliomas Hart. 2400. 
Ber<r('r, Charles .J., letter, 2410. 
Berrien. .Jolin ^IcPherson, 27 : letter, 

2210. 



Berrv, 



273. 



1540. 



785: 

talks. 



letter. 



Berrv, Joseph, 

Bevii, John, 1072. 

Be.Kar, sec San Antonio de Bexar. 

Bexar County, boundaries, 712. 

Biddle. (lenient C. 1946; letter. 1947. 

Biddle, Xicholas, 658. 1211; connection 

with Texas loan. 862. 1004, 1252. 1304, 

1313; resi^rnation, 1194. 1196. 
Bijr ]Musli (Cherokee elnef), 781 

invitations to, 564, 784, 839; 

230, 846; talk to, 232. 
Biloxi Indians, 701, 783, 816. 
Bino. Antonio, 687. 
Bird, John, 2180. 
Birdsall, John, 678, 820. 1441; 

950. 
Bivins, Uriah H., letter, 1834. 
Black, Jeremiah S.. opinion, 2526 
Blackrode, Thomas, letter, 2070. 
Blair & \'edder, 530. 
Bliss, Luke, letter. 706. 
Bliss, William Wallace 

2322, 2336, 2339, 2352 

2315, 2331, 2341, 2349, 
Blockade of Texas j)orts 

\'(ra Cruz. 826, 1215. 
Blount, Alexander C, 697. 
Bl.uint, William, 291. 
B«»at\vri;,'ht, Thomas, 1101. 
Bocane^rra, Jose Maria de. 2154, 2203; 

circular, 2155. 
Bo^^Mt, James L., 834. 
Bu-ert & Hawthorne, letter 
Bund>. Cuban. 24ti9; Texan, 

116:». 1195-6. 1304, 1394, 

1594, 2978; United States, 

R>nha!n, , 291. 

Bonliaiu, .lanu's B., 700. 
Bunhani. Milled<ie S., (i98. 



Smith, 

letters 
2353. 

707, 835; 



2228 
"*"^29. 



of 



1184. 
1080, 1167. 
1424. 1572, 
2591. 



Boni-. 
231. 
Bonnejl 
B.M.ker. 
B.H.'s.-r. 
r>.M,n. I 
B.H.ne. 



I'eter K. 
, (Ieor''e 



letter, 
291, 



W., 

. 1992. 

NiilrbU, report 
• ■UT, 2155. 
H.iinilt4.r) 11.. joint 

I'.orden. . 5;{1. 

Boidrn. (iaJ. .1., 141, 240. 2039 
lett-r, 7.S9. 



32: 
665. 
1369. 
letter. 



(10. 74S. 
ordi'i' t( 



21S2. 
23(i5 ; 



Borden, .John P.. 789. 1491-2, 1577, 1824. 
letters, 1097, 1578, 1734, 1906, 1933, 
1940. 

Border guards, 1869, 1874. 

Borders. William M., letter, 574. 

Boundaries of Texas, 421, 989. 1011. 
1030, 126+, 1300. 1318, 2121; advite 
to convention reo:ardino-, 323; discus- 
sion, IS.V), 2462: report, h^2S. 75; 
survey, 1S39. 782. 784. 855. 1514. 
1588,^1672, 1675. 1726; surveyor. 131S. 

Boundarv, Harrisburg — Montgomerv, 
1224. ' 

Bourland, W^illiam II., historical note, 
2433. 

Bowen; William, 27. 

Bowie, James, 339; joint letters, 249, 
253. 

The Bowl CTol. 
chief), 2.32, 321. 
784-5, 801. 839. 1188, 
battle, 1372-3; letters. 
230, 846. 

Bowley, E. & Company, letter. 

Bowley, George H., letter, 2585. 

Bowley, George H.. & Company. 

Bowman, P. F., notes, 2435. 

Bovd, Samuel F.. letter, 2325; petition, 
joint, 2323. 

Bovkin, James, letter, 1677. 

Boy Ian. James D.. letter, 1202. 

Boyle, Andrew A._, joint petition, 1377. 

Braekenridge, H. M.. article, 421. 

Bradburn, -Juan Davis, biography, 24<>7; 
connection with tlie troubles of /n.L\ 
110-11, 118, 121-2. 136-7, 545. 547; 
difficulties with Mortran and Ke:'d. 
2481. 

Bradford. Thomas :\I., letter. 874. 

Bradley. .John, 1911. 

Bradv, John, colonization scheme, 16*'>0. 
2800. 

Bvame, Charles E., 1853. 

Branch, , 86 1-, 1780, 

BrauTium, William Thomas, 

Brantley. William T.. 80. 

Bravo (Mexican armed vessel), 278. 

Brazoria, citizens, 112, 160; citizens" 
meetings, 134. address, 157, proceed- 
ings, 120, 347: -"City (4uard," 
committee of Vitrilance, 134, 154. 



Bowles." Cherokee 
352, 564-5. 781-2, 
1297, 1412; la^t 
783, 855; talks, 

2584. 

2584-5. 



1820. 
1360. 



PM-. 



134: 

•t- 



ter, 152 



commute 



itandinj 



ot (• '11- 

sultation, 134, letter, 133; ili>tuvb 
ances, 1S.12, 119-3(;, 1.38-41. 143-6. I-")" 
4, 156-7; importati(»ns, 115; miiiua. 
11!); j(nirnal. 132; port, 83: |.n-«. 
181!); public dinner, 228. 

Bnizoria (schoon«'r), 123. 127, 130. 13^, 
140, 153. 158. 

Braz(vs, l)en;ulment of. 18!). 207. 



Brazos Kiv<-r 
falls. 2162; 
Breckenridge. 
Jireeillove. A. 
J^rennan, 



(•ros',m<^. deteiue 
port, 1.37!). 

. 1338, 1441. 

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Index 



323 



lireTiiiiin, Thomas H., 13S0. 

Brewster, Henrv P.. LS17. 1810; letter, 

854. 
Briant, John S., 1675. 

Bricl^re, , 113. 

Bri<i:liam. Asa. 151, 45(i, 

imnit. IH); hitters. 134. 

1022, 1081, 1244, 133ii. 

451. 
Brinnras, 
Brist'oe. 

letter. 



ITOO; ajrree- 
805. 920, !)30, 
1420; report. 



aoreenient, 201 



Juan, 537. 
Andrew, 1275 
1005. 

Britton, ForU-s, 2235, 2202. 

Brodnax, Jolin H.. letter, 052. 

Brooke. John C, 1074. 

Brookfield. William, letter, 1070. 

Brookshire. . 2180. 

Brown & Guion, claim. 734, 1282; letter, 
734. 

Brown, Abia, 3; letter. 4. 

Brown, David Paul. 1441; letter. 1328. 

Brown, Emmeline C. Handv, letters, 
1254, 1554, 1707. 

Brown, Henrv S., division, 128. 

Brown, J. S.^ 121: letter, 122. 

Brown, Jeremiah, 421). 

Brown, L. B., report. 1370. 

Brown, ^Marv, see Austin, Maria Brown. 

Brown, R., 438. 

Brown, Reuben R., 501. 2136, 2141; his- 
torical note, 1645; letter. 2061. 

Brown, -Robert C. letter. 454. 

Brown, Samuel T., historical notes, 648- 
9. 

Brown, William, joint letter, 153. 

Browne, John, letter, 1447. 

Bnitu.9 (Texan brig of war), 70S, 2186- 
7. 

Bryan, Emily Austin, 30. 

P.ryan, Gug Morrison, letter, 704. 

Bryan, James, 30. 

Bryan. Closes Austin, 

Brvan, William. 024. 
2063, 2150; letters, 

Bryant, . 1852. 

Buache, Philippe, chart, comment